Bob Rill, Chaplain
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” Steve Maraboli
The result of being an emotionally fit person is resilience. Resilience doesn’t mean you will never have tough times, experience disappointments, loss or difficult changes. It does mean that you will bounce back from the difficulties more easily than someone who is not resilient. All of us experience a mixed bag of circumstances in life. There is no escape from periods of sadness, anxiety and stress from time to time. It’s part of being human.
HOWEVER, if you learn the steps to recovery, these speed bumps won’t slow you down. You will spring back much quicker and better while preventing yourself from getting stuck in the revolving door of anxiety and stress.
The Grief and Wellness Group has a core class to provide you with the tools that lead you through the steps to overcome those unwelcomed troubles. There are classes throughout the year with information and the simple steps everyone must take in order to clean out any mental toxins that might try to take up residence in your heart and mind.
Until you have the opportunity to attend one of our classes, there are several principals you can follow that will help in the heat of the moment. They are:
1. Don’t fly off the handle! Give an appropriate response to the situation.
2. If you’re having problems managing your emotions defer any decision until you have a clearer mind and a calm spirit.
3. Talk to one of your trusted support person(s) for counsel.
4. Maintain your daily routine with special emphasis on your physical fitness program. Remember those endorphins! The energy and benefit is that they will lift your mood.
I wish you all the power you can enjoy from arriving at this level of triumph in an effort to live a life of joy and peace.