Staying strong in tough times.
The recent happening in Nigeria has been disturbing. No assess to naria to purchase goods and pay for services due to the naira redesign transition process; elections are slated for February 25th, 2023 and all the anxieties of how to meet the daily demands of living in a highly inflated economy.
I don’t know what the peculiarities are in your part of the world today, but I know that:
‘When things are tough, the tough get going’.
Staying strong in tough times means being resilient regardless of the circumstance. In times like these, having emotional resilience is a plus.
How can you cultivate emotional resilience in tough times???
1) Find your tribe. Find the people who understand you at your core and are willing to hold your hands as you take baby steps. Over the week, I made a trip to the ‘Sista Power Gathering’, a gathering of a group of women who stand by each other through ‘thick and thin’, by encouraging each other with God’s word to see all-around growth. I have known them for over 10 years and disconnected about 3 years ago because my work schedule didn’t support me to attend. But I found time to go last weekend and delegated work because I needed the comfort of being with people who understand me and are willing to share information that will help me grow.
2) Connect. Don’t be isolated. Even if you can’t make a trip as I did, connect via social media platforms, call a loved one, and connect to positive content that improves your mental health.
3) Review your thoughts. What you think can influence how you feel. How you feel can influence what you do. Are you feeding your mental health with negativity or positivity? Like a gardener, take away the weeds of negativity and deliberately cultivate the positive thoughts in your heart.
Please share your ideas with me on how to cultivate emotional resilience in tough times.
My name is Precious, I was Bipolar and I live a full life.
Currently, I’m a photographer, a content writer and a mental health advocate.
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Take a Positive Action:
Write out your thoughts and group them into positive and negative columns. Strike out the negative column and focus on how to act on the positive thoughts.
“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”
— Michelle Obama