Yesterday I posted some information about resiliency.
Here is different definition from Merriam-Webster:
When I told my therapist my life story (poor girl!), she remarked how resilient I was.
That got me to thinking.
I really am! I never thought of myself in that way, but I have bounced back from a lot of difficult situations.
However, I have to keep working on my thoughts. I make mountains out of molehills, for sure!
From the list of ten I posted yesterday, I picked two I want to continue to grow in.
Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems. You can’t change the fact that highly stressful events happen, but you can change how you interpret and respond to these events. Try looking beyond the present to how future circumstances may be a little better. Note any subtle ways in which you might already feel somewhat better as you deal with difficult situations.
Keep things in perspective. Even when facing very painful events, try to consider the stressful situation in a broader context and keep a long-term perspective. Avoid blowing the event out of proportion.
(From: The Road to Resilience by the American Psychological Association)
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This is a hard one for me: \”How I feel / the emotional state I am in right now will not last forever.\” I didn't start to get better at seeing the long view until I saw the same developmentally appropriate behavioral in of my children. They seem to being growing out of \”forever-izing\” thinking so I need to too.
Your Loved One sounds like an amazing guy!
You are very articulate. That's a good way to word it.Thank you,Wendy
He is.I'm very lucky. Not everyone has a supportive spouse.And he's handsome, too!
Hi Wendy. you are resilient, look what amazing things you have achieved in your lifetime!Lisawww.thecword-compassion.com
Thank you, Lisa!I think we all have more resiliency than we think!Hugs,Wendy