Resilience to cope with anxiety
Psychologists across the world define resilience as the development of adapting well in the face of adversity. This could be how well you adapt to trauma, everyday life situations and situations with a permanent and long-lasting impact, such as the death of a loved one.
During this year we have already undergone so much. We are facing adversity and none of us has had to fight this fight before. The fight against an unseen microbiological enemy called coronavirus. Along with it came the fear of infection or stigma, financial strain, loads of stress and anxiety. We were forced to adapt to a new way of life under lockdown but did we adapt mentally to face the road ahead?
Resilience is your life jacket when life gets tough and unexpected. Life does not come with a map and it is more than likely that we will all face difficult circumstances from time to time. These situations will affect people differently and are filled with uncertainty and strong emotions. However, due to our natural resilience, we overcome these stressful situations. In times like these, we can take extra precautions and strengthen our resilience.
As much as the experiences are painful at times and tough, they don’t have to control your outcome and your life. Resilience teaches us to adapt, overcome and grow from the experience and right now we can all benefit from a stronger mental resilience.
Read on further to discover how you can strengthen yours and overcome and preserve your mental health.