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Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.  (Pablo Picasso)  Emotions are an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate is experienced.  Emotions are feelings of joy, sorrow, fear and love. 
 
Being able to manage your emotions and gain emotional resilience is a trait that people either have or do not have.  When we act too quickly on our emotions we are often acting on the wrong kind of emotions.  Emotional resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma or significant stress.
 
Here are a few suggestions from the American Psychological Association on ways to build resilience.
 
1.  Make connections:  Good relationships with close family members, friends or others are important.
2.  Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems.  You can't change the fact that highly stressful events happen, but you can change how you interpret and respond to these events.
3.  Accept that change is a part of living. 
4.  Take decisive actions.  Act on adverse situations as much as you can.  Don't detach completely from problems and wish they would go away.
5.  Develop confidence in your ability to solve problems and trust your instincts.
6.  Keep things in perspective.
7.  Maintain a hopeful outlook.