Tips on Mental Resiliency
- Self-care. Take time to relax. Mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, anxiety, and it boosts feel-good emotions.
- Before getting out of bed, thank happy thoughts. Try to identify something positive in your life.
- As you get ready to sleep at night, think about the positive moments that happened that day, be grateful for the things that happened right
- Stay connected. Continue calling family and friends. Use FaceTime, email your family. Write someone a love letter or a thank you letter.
- Have a routine. Routine keeps our schedule in order. It decreases our feelings of anxiety. It gives us control when we have a routine in life. It gives us a sense of normalcy. Wake up at the same time every day and go to bed at the same time every day.
- Gratitude journal. Write a list of things that you’re grateful for. Look back on your lists when things are tough. You can highlight these lists that you are grateful for during challenging times.
- Start a new habit but go slow. Use short-term goals. Instead of running 20 miles, set a goal of running 2 miles per week and slowly increase your mileage. Short-term goals are doable. This helps you gain control of life.
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