2. Keeping mentally fit is a proven way to improve emotional resilience
An “unfit” mind will not be as resilient to adversity as a fit mind. Mentally fit people have sharper minds and are better able to cope with problems by coming up with solutions quicker. Self esteem is improved and risk of depression reduced. Mental fitness requires effort much the same as exercising to keep physically fit does.
What to do: Read literature that will challenge your mind and leave you with a feeling of accomplishment. Learn a new language or skill that requires making use of your intellect. Problem solving brain games can be a fun way of keeping mentally fit.