Hunting for the good stuff
When you go through a difficult time, you might need a reminder to be grateful.
Try to find the things you can be grateful for. Tune in to what's good in your world.
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We live in an age where many feel that they are entitled to a perfect life. But at some stage, everyone will face a tragedy.
When tough times do come, resilient people seem to recognize that suffering is part of every human life. Understanding this stops you from feeling discriminated against when trouble comes.
The five stages of grief are described as anger, bargaining, denial, depression, and acceptance. Yet, when a tragedy strike, we already know how bad things are. What is most needed is hope.
Resilience is not a fixed or elusive trait that only some people have. It requires the willingness to try basic strategies.
It won't remove all the pain, but it can help to understand that it is possible to live and grieve at the same time.
Ask yourself if what you are doing is helping you or hurting you.
Ask: “Is the way I’m thinking and acting helping me or harming me in my bid to get that promotion? To pass that exam? To recover from a heart attack?”
Resilient people typically manage to focus on the things they can change and accept the things they can't.
Don't get swallowed up by your troubles. Don't lose what you still have to what you have lost.
There is a natural tendency in humans to avoid tough conversations, due to the fear of conflict.
But sometimes it is necessary to have these conversations, as postponing them can make the situation worse.
Social compliance refers to how we respond to people in authority or to those who have the appearance of competence and expertise.
Social proof refers to how we look for cues around us to know how to behave. This can be easily used against us by manipulating our environment to get us to behave in a certain way. For instance, a large number of "like"s on Facebook and other platforms will attract more "like"s as people take clues from others.
It's what occurs when we want to achieve something and we think about it constantly but we don't do it.
This happens because of a few mental blocks that are keeping us locked in this cycle.
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