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resilientBeing able to recover quickly and withstand challenging situations is a great skill to have. Everyone faces uncertainty, hardships, and negative relationships throughout life. If you struggle with your mental health, you may also struggle to be resilient. Everyone is unique and will respond to situations differently. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are trying to gain more resiliency. 

Accepting Uncertainty

For almost every situation, there is an element of uncertainty. You cannot control everything. Learning to accept that things are essentially uncertain is important. You do not know how that relationship will turn out. You do not know if you will be good at that activity or situation. When we give up the notion of control, we can relax and simply let things happen naturally. 

Acknowledge Your Emotions

One major component of recovery is learning to acknowledge your feelings. So many individuals struggle with this. The idea of pushing your feelings down in hopes of not having to work on them is dangerous. Always acknowledge your feelings. Being aware of your emotions can help you to better understand your mental health issues, triggers, and patterns. 

Become Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Sometimes our discomfort is a good thing. Many times we feel uncomfortable when we step outside our comfort zones. Growth is uncomfortable. Progress can even feel uncomfortable. Take a breath and remember the journey you are on. 

Distinguish What You Can and Cannot Control

You can control yourself and your actions. You cannot control others or their responses. You cannot always control the situation or what goes on around you. When we try to control everything, we find ourselves feeling anxious and stressed. Remember that you do not need to control everything to keep making progress and moving forward. 


Being able to bounce back from negative events is challenging. If you struggle with mental health issues or addiction, you probably find you have a tough time bouncing back from negative situations or events. Know that those struggles are perfectly normal and expected. If you find that it is hard to recover emotionally from negative events or situations, know you are not alone. Here at The Guest House, we know that learning the tools and skills to being more resilient can be challenging. We are here to help. We are a team of professionals with extensive experience helping individuals through their unique recovery journeys. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options and how we can help you at (855) 483-7800