Mental strength is equally important as our physical strength. Mental strength is not an inbuilt quality bestowed upon a few favorites of Almighty. It can be achieved by everyone who has the will.
We cannot deny the importance of being mentally strong. It is quite surprising that despite knowing the importance of mental health in our life, we do not pay much heed to this.
Mentally strong people are not from the other planet, nor do they possess some supernatural power, they are common people just like us. But it's not their physical appearance, in fact, what makes them shine differently is their healthy state of mind.
It’s fascinating how mentally tough people set themselves apart from the crowd. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to overcome. They practice healthy routine and are emotionally intelligent
Sharing some characteristics which mentally strong people have:
1: Don't feel sorry for what can't be controlled
They do not cry or feel sorry for what they can't control. They know that life is not always the bed of roses, it has both ups and downs. They don't blame the circumstances and take their own responsibility.
2: Never compare
They never compare their lives with others. They know very well that everybody has their own set of struggles and journeys. Comparing and feeling sad for no reason is just a waste of time. They don't resent other's success. They appreciate and celebrate the success of other people.
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3: Never dwell on past
They don't dwell on the past. They do not overthink and move on swiftly towards the betterment, instead of feeling sad for what has happened in the past. They think about the present and future, instead of wasting time on past bad experiences.
4: Action more than words
They believe in doing things instead of getting lost in dreams and imagination. They know that action speaks louder than words. Therefore when other people just spend their time in fancy dreams, mentally strong people make their dreams come true by their actions.
They never blame the situation and luck, rather they are practical and take charge of everything of their own.
6: Embrace change
They embrace changes in life and take it as an opportunity to learn from every new change. Instead of running from the changes, they welcome it with open arms. They know that changes are inevitable and adaption is the necessity.
7: Learn from failures
They never give up after failures. They understand it well that failures are a part of getting success and there is always to learn from the failures. These failures make you more strong.
8) Not always say YES
They do not shy away from saying NO and don't worry about pleasing other people all the time. They know that self-respect is more than anything else. In the process of pleasing other people around us, we sometimes
9: Take a calculated risk
They believe in taking a risk if something productive needs to be done. Though they think practically and take a calculated risk and get them prepared for any adverse situation which may come on their way.
10: Confident and Emotionally Intelligent
They are emotionally intelligent and confident. Emotional intelligence is one of the core characteristics of mentally strong people. They handle both positive and negative behavior with equal poise.
They are confident enough and believe in their abilities.
We all face critical and tough situations in our lives and this situation is the real test of our mental strength. It’s not easy to be mentally strong, especially when you feel stuck. The ability to break the mold and take a bold new direction requires that extra grit, daring, and spunk that only the mentally strong people have.
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