Neuroscience shows us that people who are more resilient, have stronger left prefrontal cortexes, and strong connections between this area of the brain and the amygdala (our threat detection centre).

So, if you want to improve your resilience, you can exercise your emotional intelligence skills of naming your emotions, and that will strengthen the connection between your amygdala and your prefrontal cortex.

Just explaining and putting into words how you are experiencing a difficulty, and naming your emotions around it (written or verbally) exercises your brain in a way that builds your resilience skills.

And the more resilient we are, the more courageous we can be.

So: what are you feeling right now?

Read more about the structure to being resilient, here.

Listen to me explaining this in this 1 minute reel below.