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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

May 14, 2024

The focus for today is:

I cultivate supportive relationships, physical exercise and self-compassion.

Today's inspiration was written by Rachel Goldsmith Turow

Pressuring yourself to appear OK when you’re not – also known as emotional perfection – could make things worse and prevent you from seeking support. Sometimes, changing stressful environments, such as a job or living situation, rather than just adapting to them is a healthier choice.

A one-sized-fits-all approach to resilience doesn’t work for every person and problem. But most of us can benefit from nourishing some of the building blocks of resilience, such as cultivating supportive relationships, physical exercise and self-compassion.

The number of factors affecting resilience may seem daunting. The upside is that you can choose from many effective ways of building resilience to determine the most suitable approach for you. We can benefit from working on the building blocks of our own individual resilience. Becoming more resilient is a process.The Conversation

Today's inspiration was adapted from the InnerSelf.com article:
     Understanding Resilience: The Psychologist's Guide to Stress Management
     Written by Rachel Goldsmith Turow, Seattle University.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of InnerSelf.com, wishing you a day of working on the building blocks of your resilience (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
When life throws you lemons, sometimes it's not an option, at least not at first, to "make lemonade". Be compassionate with yourself and with your own process. Strength is gained along the way, step by step, day by day.

Our focus for today: I cultivate supportive relationships, physical exercise and self-compassion.

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About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

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