A Psychologist On Emotional Resilience & “Psychological Capital”
So, how do you achieve emotional resilience? One way, according to Neo, is to cultivate your psychological capital, which is essentially psychological strength. Psychological capital, she says, is essentially “knowing who you are, mustering your strengths, and using that to sand over your rough edges.” In the face of outer change, staying true to this inner compass is essential.
Knowing who you really are, obviously, takes some work. The process of discovery will look different for everyone. For some, meditation may offer the inner peace Neo is referring to. For others, it may be a connection to religion or spirituality. It’s whatever helps you foster your own sense of inner strength and belief in yourself.