Why self resilience is important because not only is it empowering but it’s a life skill as life isn’t always a smooth ride.
Emotional resilience refers to one's ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. More resilient people are able to "roll with the punches" and adapt to adversity without lasting difficulties; less resilient people have a harder time with stress and life changes, both major and minor.
And being autistic this isn’t easy I feel I’m saying that rather a lot lately but it’s true.Especially as I come up against different situations in life especially after going back to work after 6 months off.
Yesterday I had my headphones on ( I could still hear outside world ) I crossed looking round me before I did to enter the narrow lane done which I work and then started walking up the lane to which a car beeped me aggressively. There was no where else to go except walk down the middle of the narrow lane as the cars tend to park on the narrow stretch of pavement. The driver then proceed to gesture about my headphones etc shaking head etc then finally when I got done the lane he was relating to his visitor about my headphones again gesturing this . He approached me saying about the headphones saying I should have been on the path , ( where you couldn’t fit due to the cars parking on the path due to the narrowness of the lane.
I said this etc but some people are so narrow and blinkered in the views they just like to hear the sound of their own voice.
Now I know people can be in a world of their own with headphones but I have mine at such a level I hear the outside world.
I wear mine because of my autism it’s an unseen disability ~ and I didn’t even say this to him ( I didn’t even get the chance )
You might think it’s just one of those things but for me it nearly sent me home as it riles me emotionally.
Now my come back at people is just to call them a very silly person in such incidents.
Afterwards I was floored and emotionally upset but luckily I had work colleagues to pick me up.
And I mentioned it on line as well where I was offered sage advice and I’m grateful of that.
Being autistic I cannot necessarily articulate myself when I’m faced by irksome folk but I’m learning and it’s part of my self resilience.