How to be Resilient with the Second Wave of COVID-19?
May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021
We will not say “this too shall pass” because we understand that this is not an easy situation to deal with once again. But we are here for you. This article will help you with the much-needed mental health essentials that will help you brave through home quarantine once again. Keep scrolling to know more.
Resilience is the ability to take on adverse life challenges, being a resilient person does not mean that they do not experience stress but it’s how quickly they engage in mental toughening by working through emotional pain, suffering and turmoil. One cannot equate resilience to a trampoline – when one moment you are down and the other moment you are up rather, it is a process that enables you to hike a mountain without a trail map. It takes time, strength, and guidance from people around you. You will experience minor setbacks, but you will eventually reach the top and see how far you have come.
This is the primary factor that fosters coping ability at times of crisis and trauma. It is the only factor that helps you utilize your skills to overcome challenges and work through setbacks. People who do not have resilience tend to feel very overwhelmed by simple challenges and may also mask their inabilities by unhealthy coping mechanisms such as avoidance, isolation, and most detrimental self-medication and diagnosis. Many studies have shown that people who fall under chronic psychological distress have shown lower levels of stress.
According to the American Psychological Association, resilience is backed by these five important factors
This is along the lines of having the physical strength and stamina to face any hurdles that require physical immunity. Especially during times of a pandemic, it is important to take care of your physical health as the highest priority.
To have a mental bandwidth to take on any major life crisis and to have the ability to channelize emotions rationally.
Emotional resilience is connected to emotional intelligence, emotional awareness, perseverance, acceptance, and optimism. Emotionally resilient people tend to accept adversities with flexibility and the attitude that – times are tough, but they will get better. Emotional resilience allows people to find positive things when circumstances seem grim.
Social resilience stems from connecting with others socially. It may include catching up with a friend, working in a team, networking, or getting involved with your community. Social resilience is built on trust, diversity, tolerance, and respect.
A study conducted by Springer Journal assessed the importance of resilience and its impact on the mental health spectrum. The results showed that Resilience is directly proportional to a significant increase in emotional well-being. Several empirical studies have also shown that there is when an individual scores high on resilience, there is a less likelihood of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress.
Nobody is born resilient, we have to put in conscious efforts on a daily basis to get there. It is really hard to put on armor once again to try to be strong when we know the second wave is much more adamant. But let us keep in mind that we are together and what we can hopefully do is to try to stay resilient for ourselves and our family. We are only a click away to help you deal with these unsettling and testing times.
A. Yes, we have a wide range of assessment pool, you can always reach out to us to know more.
A. We can completely understand how you feel, the first thing you can try to do is restrict media consumption and then immediately check in with our counselors to apply immediate psychological first aid.
A. This is found to be a common streak of panic from the onset of COVID-19. This can be well addressed in one-person sessions. Reach out to us to know more.