WAYS TO BE MORE RESILENT DURING TOUGH TIMES – DAY FOUR

Proverbs 17:22, A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22-The Bible says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” 

This week we’ve been looking at the four characteristics of living a resilient life. That word resilient speaks to “bouncing back” after a difficult situation or tough time. Our human existence most assuredly dictates that we will in fact all go through tough times. As I stated earlier in the week, key number one to living a resilient life is – “Stay optimistic”, things can and will get better. Key number two is – “Stay connected with your friends and loved ones during difficult times.” Don’t let your shame or hardship cause you to isolate yourself.

Key number three to staying resilient is – “Don’t forget to laugh.” That’s right! Even in life’s most difficult situations, you need to be able to see humor in every difficulty.

This is where the verse comes in. If we are going to be resilient, we have to learn to laugh even in the tough times. Humor lowers our stress hormones and allows us to relax and think more clearly.

If you are going through a tough time right now don’t forget to laugh. It is vital to living a resilient life.

Laugh a little, and have a resilient day!

John Mark Caton
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