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Building emotional resilience through emotional agility.

An interesting take on practicing emotional agility to be more emotionally resilient.

What I have found helpful is:

1) Embracing the difficult / uncomfortable emotions with courage and compassion. It means that as difficult as it can be, take the time to be still and look within. Ask what is going on and where that emotion is coming from, where it first began. I find journalling helps to put these emotions into perspective and sometimes speaking with a close friend with whom you can feel safe with or a therapist especially if more help is needed in processing these emotions. 2) Let go of the need to be right and choose curiosity instead. Each of us experience life differently. What works for me may not work for you. Practicing curiosity and openness allows us to see and feel what we are experiencing in a more compassionate way and we learn to also be compassionate with others knowing it isn't easy. 3) Identify and walking our why. I remember Simon Sinek speaking about understanding the whys and this is the latest I have just come across : (11:10 onwards). It is an interesting way of finding out the "why" if you can't do it on your own. Finding and knowing our why helps to keep us inspired and motivated to keep going least we forget how to. 4. Be open to change and grow. Remembering that change is constant, and nothing is permanent helps us to let go of the need to be in control. We can learn to accept what is happening around us and to either keep going or to change our direction.

“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” - Rumi


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