Everybody is facing struggles in their life, in their own space. How can one find happiness amidst the inner battle of thoughts? How to build resilience in life? Emotional Intelligence is an essential quality that a leader should possess. Part of building resilience requires improving one’s Emotional Intelligence. How to build resilience? Here are a few tips.
Sharing: The key lies in Opening up. Do not hold on to your emotions. Give it an outlet. Share it with any family member you feel close to or a friend or a well-wisher. If you cannot share it with anyone, write down your feelings. Maintain a journal and write your feelings. Keep writing until you feel exhausted. Writing brings freedom and joy. It releases tension.
Self-confidence and Self-compassion: Be kind to yourself. Having self-confidence is as essential as self-compassion.
Find meaning in life: Little actions add meaning to life. Gardening, giving life to a living creature is one of the best services a human can do to mother Earth. Lend your helping hand to someone in need – an elderly, a child, an animal. By helping others, you help yourself.
Bounce forward and not bounce back: Each day, take a step to move forward. Learn something new or write something new. Start a new activity every day.
Build Resilience: An emotionally intelligent person is self-aware, is empathetic towards self, is adaptable, and this allows them to survive and thrive when faced with a life crisis.
Soft skills like adaptability, resilience, emotional intelligence, and empathy are not part of any school curriculum. We rarely focus on the well-being of an individual. When faced with adversity in life, depression sets in, and suicidal thoughts creep in, people succumb to mental stress and take drastic steps. Dealing with mental health cannot start after one goes through depression, or faces adversity in life. These are the most critical aspects of leading a fulfilled life and must be part of personality development for every child.
I am sure most of us have realized during the Covid-19 crisis that health is the most critical aspect of our lives that is crucial for our survival and the survival of any country’s economy. Humanity has been tested on many fronts. This situation should be a revelation for all. Family system, educational institutes, work culture – everything needs a complete overhaul. The sooner we adapt, the better.