Psychological Flexibility

noun | [ sahy-kuh-loj-i-kuhl ] [ flek-suh-bil-i-tee ]

Psychological Flexibility is the ability to recognize and adapt to fluctuating situational demands, modify feelings, perspectives and behaviour as required, and maintain a balance between competing desires, needs and life goals. It includes our ability to stay in touch with the present moment, being fully aware and accepting of our thoughts and feelings, including the undesired ones, and choosing our behaviour based on the situation and our personal values.

Psychological Flexibility is considered central to our daily well-being, adaptive functioning, and lasting psychological health.

Psychological Flexibility In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Recognise and accept their thoughts and emotions, even the undesirable ones.
  • Make behavioural choices that are consistent with their personal values.
  • Maintain a balance between their various interests and desires.
  • Act on long-term values rather than short-term impulses.
  • Commit attention and energy to meaningful interests and values.
  • Regulate their attention and effort towards value-consistent goals, despite challenges.

Related Life Skills

Also Known As

Hindi | 

मानसिक लचीलापन

Marathi | 

मानसिक लवचिकता


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