- understand our own emotions, and with this understanding, we can control them.
- have impulse control, meaning that we first think before we act.
- are realistically optimistic, and we know that things will get better.
- are flexible in thinking, and we see options and alternatives when faced with problems.
- believe in our ability to make it through challenging situations.
- have empathy for others who are handling their own life difficulties.
- know when and how to reach out for help.