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Can Highly Sensitive People and Introverts Increase Their Resiliency?

We absolutely can! A setback needn’t keep us from moving forward. We’re deep-thinking and bad circumstances can bother us more, but it doesn’t have to make our lives unbearable and unproductive!

Our ability to bounce back from painful experiences makes us stronger people. While we can’t stop bad things from happening, we can control our reactions to them. Below are some tips for increasing your resiliency:

  • Take a break. If possible, remove yourself from the difficult situation. A much-needed breather will clear your mind and give you a fresh perspective.

  • Optimize your health. Eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, exercise, and get the sleep that you need. Meditation and yoga are great ways to calm your mind. When you are feeling your best, it is much easier to cope with stress.

  • Get support. Talk to family, friends, and other people who you trust. You might consider joining a support group that offers information, mutual support, and practical suggestions.

  • Give yourself something to look forward to. Actively plan an activity that you enjoy.

  • Get the “lesson”. Ask yourself, What can I learn from this situation? It is much easier to accept a difficult circumstance when you are able to find something positive that came out of it.

  • Maintain a healthy balance. Don’t let intense good and bad feelings pull you too high or too low. It is best to strive for balance in all aspects of your life.

  • Give yourself credit. Pat yourself on the back for bouncing back from a difficult situation. This will make you stronger and ready to handle anything that comes your way.

How do you bounce back from difficult times? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

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