Close to Tears Often?

We can learn to build emotional resilience, to help negate the effects of stress.

Here are 5 tips to get you there:

  1. Practice abdominal breathing and lengthen your out-breath to calm your nervous system, ie. breathe in for 4 counts and out for 8.
  2. Accept that adversity is part of life and be prepared to experience some difficult emotions from time to time, rather than struggling against them.
  3. Ask yourself “Is the problem solvable?” If yes, solve it. If not, accept it and let go.
  4. Do some relaxation or meditation daily, even if it’s only for a few minutes. The accumulative, overall affect is what counts.
  5. Develop quality connections with others.We gain strength from our relationships.