Emotional resilience is the ability to adapt to stressful situations and to overcome adversity. I’m recently experiencing a recurrence of depression that had been well managed for many years. I’m grieving, living with health problems, and dealing with major stressors at home and work. I think it’s the combination of those factors all happening together that’s capsized me. I know that I’ll be okay eventually, but I’m finding the depression very hard to deal with. I feel my resilience has become exhausted.
I believe resilience can be restored and grown. Here are some commitments I’m making to myself based on common factors that build emotional resilience:
Resilience: I will make a conscious effort to cultivate resilience in myself and to acknowledge the resilience that I have.
Acceptance: I will accept these struggles, hard times, and losses. I will accept myself and those around me as we are. I will accept…