I bounce back from losses and disappointments.
I manage stress. I relax with deep breathing. I practice self-care activities. I listen to gentle instrumental music or take a warm bath.
I reach out for support. I talk about my feelings with family and friends who validate my experiences and help me to develop effective coping strategies. I feel loved and cared for.
I express my creativity. I clarify my thinking and broaden my perspective by making art. I become calmer and more confident while I am painting landscapes or designing board games.
I adapt to change. I focus on solutions.
I think positive. I make a list of things that I am grateful for. I give myself a pep talk. I find reasons to smile and laugh.
I help others. My own troubles seem less overwhelming when I see what is happening at hospitals and food banks. Giving makes me feel happier and more connected.
I treat myself with kindness and compassion. Taking care of my mental and physical health increases my resilience. I work out regularly and eat a balanced diet. I make sleep a top priority and take refreshing breaks throughout the day.
I have fun. I can enjoy life even when it rains on my anniversary or I have to replace my transmission. I set aside time to work on my hobbies or play with my children.
Today, I persevere through obstacles. I am strong and hopeful. Challenges strengthen me.
- How can journaling help me to deal with adversity?
- Why is it important to acknowledge my feelings?
- What advice would I give to a friend who is going through tough times?