Daily Resilience: Capturing our Thoughts

Capturing Our Thoughts

There are a lot of things we don’t have control over in our life. But something we do have control over is our own thoughts, words, and actions. Today I wanted to focus on the impact of our thoughts!

There are two main ways to build resilience, which are sensation-based and thought-based. When working on building resilience or practicing resilience we can use strategies to manage stress, increase calmness, and build our capacity for handling stress by refocusing our thoughts. I was previously trained as a sensation-based resilience educator specifically for Social Resilience Model. Because of that I often share about sensation-based ways to build resilience. But there is so much opportunity for us to increase our well-being and resilience by incorporating these thought-based strategies as well! No matter how you chose to build resilience, the important part is incorporating strategies and ideas in our daily lives to thrive and live fulfilling lives. We will dive into a lot of thought-based strategies for building resilience, but for today I just want to list a few ways that we can do this and offer an opportunity for us to reflect on what methods could work best for us in our individual lives.

Thought-Based Resilience Strategies

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Journaling
  • Distraction or shifting to another thought to avoid spiraling
  • Challenging our thought process
  • Exercising
  • Changing the narrative

There are many other ways to build resilience through thought-based strategies, but here are just some to think about. Below are some questions to reflect!

Which of these strategies works for you when managing stress?

Would you consider trying any of these when feeling overwhelmed by stress?

Has practicing any of these regularly helped you cope with life better on a day-to-day basis?


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