Can Hardship Actually Make You Tougher?
Can you recall that saying, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”? A new study suggests that there is a link between hardships a person has overcome and future strength. Researchers found that overcoming adversity and going through challenging experiences was linked with increased ability to enjoy happier moments in the future. If you’re considering divorce, it’s likely that you’re concerned about the emotional toll this event might take on you. Being able to move on with your life, however, may actually be better for you in the long run and allow you to live a happier life.
Psychology researchers at the University of British Columbia believe that coming to terms with difficult events, like divorce, can actually allow you to better appreciate “savored moments” in the future. In order to discover this, nearly 15,000 individuals from ages 15 to 90 were surveyed about their experiences in adverse situations. Participants also went through the process of tendency to savor special moments (such as a bubble bath). Those were overcome significant obstacles had a better ability to appreciate special moments in the future, leading researchers to conclude that there might be a silver lining towards going through struggle if it’s truly the best thing for you in the end.
This follows a stream of research that’s exploring whether having “bad days” or bad experiences can actually allow individuals to appreciate the good ones more. Looking through the tunnel at a possible divorce, you might be feeling like nothing but emotional trauma is ahead. Healing and time can do a great deal towards helping you move on with your life is divorce is the best course of action for you. It might even allow you to savor life’s moments even more! If you’d like to talk about your next course of action for a divorce, please contact an Kane County divorce attorney today.