“Strength does not come from wining. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
You can’t pour from an empty cup…
In order to develop a great mental strength and mindset, you must fill yourself with great attitude.
Taking care of your mental, emotional, and physical needs are like filling yourself with self-love, strength, empowerment and great possibilities.
When you start ignoring you own self, you start filling more insecurity, instability, seeking for love, depressed, complaining and demanding attitude which is almost opposite to what you look for a strong mindset.
Today we will talk about how mentally strong people thinks, see, observe, and move forward?
And how it turn to great mental strength?
Develop Habits of Great Mental Health
To develop and maintain the mental toughness require for success, you must keep your thoughts, and self talk positive.
You habits should be productive enough to support and build a strong mindset.
“The strong people are not those who show their strength in front of us. But those who win battles we never see them fighting.”
1. Positive Affirmations
Affirmations are the best way to boost your mental health. Affirmation has power to heal people mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Have you ever noticed what happens when you feel good?
Feeling good always comes form your thought process. Right?
A happy thought lead to happy emotions and bad thoughts lead to bad emotions. This is what affirmations do.
They do wonders to people suffering from depression, toxic relationship, work-stress, health conditions, anxiety, depression and so many things.
Although it does not solves your problem instantly, but give you inner-strength to develop a strong and positive mindset.
Next time, when you feel low, repeat these affirmations –
- I am a strong and successful person.
- I am the most peaceful soul.
- I have all that I need in order to succeed.
- I am motivated.
- I am healthy, beautiful and wise.
- I choose to forgive and let go of anger.
- I deserve happiness.
- I am a perfect partner for my perfect partner.
- Fear is just a feeling, I overcome it and move forward.
- Everything is temporary.
- I am successful in every area of my life.
- I am the only one who can stop me.
Say these positive affirmations every day to boost your inner strength. Remember, every storm come to make you strong and this one too…
2. Take Care of Your Body
In order to take care of your mental health, you must take care of your body first. A healthy mind always resides in a healthy body.
So, be sure to –
- Eat healthy and nutritious
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid cigarette
- Take a relaxing massage
- Drink detox every day
- Eat lots of mind boosting fruits
- Sleep enough
3. Replace Your Negative Thoughts with Productive One
For great mental strength, you must learn to replace the negative patterns with positive and productive one.
This is one of the amazing skills mentally strong people are mastered into. So, next time when you get strike of such thoughts, start this manipulation game and best mind trick to save yourself from depressing thoughts.
Suppose if you are not that bright in calculations of math. Instead of saying, “I am so bad in math”, say, “I might not be best with numbers, but i can use my great researching skills to solve math problems.”
This attitude will help you shift your focus to solve problems, instead of making an excuse.
4. Break the Monotony
Following the same routine for longer time can be boring.
This boredom creates a feeling of insecurity and doubts which leads to depression and mental blocks.
Therefore it’s very necessary to break the monotony and do something exciting.
Plans that trips you ever wish to go, meet that person, go for that meeting, alter your jogging route, take a walk, work on that project, try new restaurants, do some prank, make new friends to explore more…
These ideas will create new mental possibilities which you were not aware of.
Universe sent you with enormous possibilities and strength, so why to stick to only few ones. You must try these fun things when alone.
5. Surround Yourself to Mood-Boosting People
Often we see, people with healthier social connections are so well boosted mentally than those who lack this support.
6. Avoid Alcohol and Drugs
If suffering from depression, open bottle…
If fought with your spouse, open bottle…
If boss scolds, open bottle…
If life sucks, open bottles….
If achieved something great, open bottles… 😉
Many people consider alcohol as an easy way to escape the feeling of depression and anxiety.
Drinking alcohol sometimes is fine, but if you’re consistently drinking it to escape from depression, then it’s worth thinking about.
7. Don’t Deal Alone, Talk About Your Feelings
None of us are Superhuman. Everybody gets tired and falls in need of mental and emotional support.
Just speak up! Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. It’s the time when you start taking charge of your mental wellness.
Don’t wait when you reach the point of medication. Talk to your friends or therapist even if you experience exhausted mood swings that interfering your daily life.
Being listened can help you feel relaxed, supported, and less-alone.
8. Set Some Realistic Goals
To grow professionally, personally, emotionally and academically, goals setting is very important.
It keeps you in lines of what’s next now…?
Write down the steps you need to fulfill your goals. Magic happens when you make efforts consistently.
You’ll enjoy the tremendous sense of accomplishment and self-worth as you progress towards your goals.
Must Read: 8 Daily habits of highly effective people.
9. Sleep Is Important
Sleep is another most important factors when it comes to self-care. We make time for everything in our life, but hardly a few hours for our sleep.
Why is it so?
How you can expect 100% productivity from an under-rested body. Simply it won’t. Right?
To restore your mental wellness, you must sleep enough. It’s not a magic reset button for your moods, but yes, create a lot of difference when you’re rested enough.
Do some yoga workout to improve your sleep and overall efficiency.
10. Manage Your Emotions
“Your 90% problems solve by the way you respond to them.”
We can’t control other’s actions, but we can control our response to them. Initially, controlling your response can be bit difficult.
But thanks to Yoga! There is meditation.
Meditation is a great way to improve your mental and emotional response to everything. This is the best quality mentally strong people have, whether anger, stress, fear, guilt, or jealousy. They have this incredible power to control and their emotions fast.
If you are not born with such control, do meditate.
In meditation, you become fully aware of everything. It help you to develop a great sense of clarity and boost your mental strength.
11. Feed Your Mind Something Good Before You Sleep
Do something else besides watching Netflix, using social media, and watching TV before you sleep.
Many researchers reveal that before-sleep time is a very powerful time to activate your subconscious mind that control your most of your habits, behaviors, and lifestyle unconsciously. (When your conscious mind start sleeping or when you are not apparently alert.)
This part of your brain we call, “Brain do magic”. How?
When you’re sinking into deep unawareness, your subconscious mind processes the stored information rapidly. It automatically shifts your mind to the information you were thinking before sleep.
Suppose, if you’re worried about your financial instability before sleep.
Then whole night, your subconscious mind will keep fetching this information and the next morning, sent it back to your conscious mind.…. That you are financially unstable.
And again for the next day, it won’t allow you to think on how to be financially stable? It will keep you engaging in these worries.
That’s why depressed people tend to think about bad things only and becomes mentally ill. Because this is how our brain work…
In order to develop great mental strength, you need to think constructively. Means, start feeding good stuff to your mind.
And how we can do that?
Let me share few things you can do to think constructive every day.
Read some inspirational book, observe that successful person attitude, listen to those Ted Talks which inspire you, write that journal, be thankful to life, keep reading affirmations…and everything that creates a positive database in your mind.
It will influence your creativity, self-motivation, will-power, and emotional intelligence.
12. Make Your Body Sweat
Workout your body to develop a mentally strong personality that everyone desires.
Try to engage into a fitness routine, by joining a gym, be a part of the marathon, do cycling, jogging, running, swimming, walk as much as possible, do yoga, dancing, aerobics and whatever that involves moving of your physical body.
Many studies suggest that exercise impact one mental well-being very positively. It increases your blood circulation, reduces depression and develop a sense of motivation.
Some of all-time favorites exercise to kick off stress and anxiety are – run as fast you can, kickboxing, yoga, and moderate weight lifting.
13. Work On Your Strength
Working on your strength build your self-confidence and higher your awareness to tackle any problem gracefully.
14. Show Love to People
Love is a very pleasant feeling and one of the powerful emotion. It works magically to shift our mental energies.
Try to express your feeling to your loved one and you’ll notice that more love and care is coming back to your path. These people will be the key to your peace, happiness and a healthier life.
15. Laugh Out!
Laughing is the best therapy to boost your mental health. No matter how much busy you are…just bring some time to laugh and joke with people.
Watch funny movies, or do anything funny to reduce your everyday stress and anxiety.
Becoming a mentally strong person, take lots of practices and habits development. It require a “learning attitude” for success. And then let things happen.
Don’t forget to share what you do to take complete charge of any odd situations?
Let’s spread learning…
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