Many people work hard to put on emotional masks that disguise how they really feel. In truth, this is a waste of energy, because emotional masks will only make you feel worse in the short and long term. There are people who change their image physically to appear that they are a resilient person, who is able to overcome obstacles and move on, although in reality, they cry at night.

Although physical appearance is necessary in many cases to be well, mental and emotional resilience is the best way to predict the quality of life you will have in the long term. It is never too late or too early to start making an effort and develop a good capacity for emotional recovery, that is, resilience . Do you want to know the secrets to get it? Keep reading!

1- Surround yourself with positive people

Have you ever been with someone and felt bad or tired afterwards without knowing why? The people negative poison you and take away your energy almost without you noticing. For this reason, it will always be better to surround yourself with positive people to be better.

When you are surrounded by negative and unhappy people, their energy and words can affect you. The next time you go out with friends, pay attention to the words they say, and if there are critical or toxic vibes present but not spoken … stay away from those people. For this reason it is necessary that you surround yourself with positive people, their good vibes and their joy will be contagious and you will feel much better.

2- Examine your thinking habits

You need to be aware of the type of thinking you have every day. Without realizing it, we can have a negative conversation with ourselves and this makes us feel distressed. You have to find ways to counteract negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.

People have become too used to criticizing themselves internally. Imagine that you are a child, would you talk to yourself the same way? If you find it uncomfortable to switch from negative thoughts to positive ones, it is a clear sign that you need to spend more time exploring your thoughts.

3- Change the things you don’t like in your life

There are many people who are not satisfied with their life, but others are satisfied and I would not change anything. People are designed to fight, aspire and hope for a better future. Regardless of what may happen in the future, what is necessary is that you begin today to change what you do not like for other things that you do like.

Big changes start with small but firm steps. Think about what you want to change in your life and start thinking about how you could achieve it. Maybe it’s going to bed a little earlier at night to feel more energetic the next day, or maybe it’s making a call to someone to ask about a job, etc. What matters is that you start now regardless of the outcome, simply to develop your emotional resilience for the rest of your life.

4- Become your best friend

The idea of ​​being alone, in a restaurant, in a movie, or at home, can be intimidating for some people . If this happens to you, then it can be helpful to start journaling every day. In this way you will begin to know yourself better and connect with yourself. You will begin to be your friend through your own words.

We live in a time when we can always be connected with someone, at any time of the day or night. In these circumstances it is easy to lose your sense of yourself, your preferences, your truest desires. As you become more familiar with yourself, you will be able to enjoy your own solitude. Without anyone else, just you. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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