Three ways to Build Emotional Strength
Posted: February 11, 2019
Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to stop and reflect on my life. Everything is quiet, I’m good, I’m happy. I seem to be able to handle my emotions with more ease. The roller coaster of emotion that I have experienced in the past seems much less of a thrill ride. Rewind a few months; I’m in a job I don’t really like. I am constantly confronted with choices with no easy, happy outcome. I find myself whining and complaining about every little thing. This roller coaster is much more intense. In the quiet times that I experience now, I have found that it is really important to savor the quiet emotional solitude. I know that the exciting (read that as hard, challenging, pain in the ass) times will come again. They will come for you. Maybe, you’re already there. Maybe, you’re at the point emotionally where you need an outlet, a vent, or a change. So what can we do, right now that will help us ride the roller coaster? What will help us grow; to be less influenced by the whims of every thought? Here are three of my favorite ways to build emotional strength.
- Spend time in reflection
- Write in a gratitude journal
- Commit to keeping a kinder inner dialogue