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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

COACH YOURSELF

Just like any good coach should provide a combination of support and advice to help you get better, be willing to do that for yourself. Look at what you’re doing well and build on your strengths. Identify areas that need improvement and challenge yourself to get better. Create opportunities for growth but understand that you’ll never be perfect. Try to improve a little each day by following these steps:

 

  • Monitor Your Behavior—Look for times when your behavior sabotages your efforts to build mental strength; for example, repeating the same mistakes, shying away from change, or giving up after the first Then identify strategies to help you behave in a more productive manner.

 

  • Regulate Your Emotions—Be on the lookout for times when you’re feeling sorry for yourself, fearing calculated risks, feeling like the world owes you something, fearing alone time, resenting other people’s success, or worrying about pleasing everyone. Don’t allow those types of feelings to hold you back from reaching your full potential. Remember, if you want to change how you feel, you have to change how you think and

 

  • Think About Your Thoughts—It takes some extra effort and energy to really evaluate your thoughts. But overly positive or exaggeratedly negative thoughts will influence how you feel and behave and can interfere with your quest for mental Examine whether your thoughts are realistic before determining a course of action so you can make the best decisions for yourself. Identify beliefs and thoughts that will hold you back, such as those that encourage you to give away your power, waste energy on things you can’t control, dwell on the past, or expect immediate results. Replace them with more realistic and productive thoughts.

 

Just like a good trainer at the gym encourages a healthy lifestyle outside of the gym, being a good coach means you’ll need to create a lifestyle conducive to building mental strength. It’s impossible to build mental strength if you’re not taking care of yourself physically. Not eating right and not getting enough sleep make it difficult to manage your emotions, think clearly, and behave productively. So take steps to ensure that you’re creating an environment that will set you up for success.

Although acquiring mental strength is a personal journey, you don’t have to go it completely alone. It’s hard to become your best self without help from other people. Ask for help when you need it and surround yourself with supportive people. Sometimes, other people can offer tips and strategies about what helps them and you may be able to apply those to your life in a way that helps you along your journey. If you find that your friends and family aren’t able to

 

provide you with the type of support that you need, seek professional help. A trained counselor can assist you in your efforts to create change.

As your mental strength increases, you’ll become more aware that not everyone is as interested in increasing their mental strength. Clearly, you can’t force anyone else to change his or her life, that’s up to that individual. But rather than complain about people who aren’t mentally strong, commit to being a healthy role model for others. Teach your children how to be mentally strong because clearly, they’re not learning these skills in the outside world. But if you work on striving to be your best, people around you, including your children, will take notice.

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