What is emotional resilience?
Emotional resilience is when you are able to hold onto positive emotions longer and appreciate the good times. You are also able to bounce back from difficulties faster. Developing a sense of meaning and purpose in life and focusing on what’s important to you also adds to overall emotional wellness.
Emotional resilience can help improve your health
Did you know how you look at life can affect not only your emotional health, but also your physical health? Worry and stress can cause your body to react with tense muscles, stomach issues or headaches. When you’re more relaxed, you’re more likely to handle pain and stress better. Research has found a link between having an upbeat attitude and improved health, including –
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced risk for heart disease
- Healthier weight
- Better blood sugar levels