7 Ways To Be Mentally Stronger

Ms. Indu Agarwal    16-09-2021 Consult

We stay in a world where we need to meet everyday demands which are often growing. Hence, a person needs to be healthy both, physically and mentally. Our functioning should be smooth not only at the workplace but also in the other areas of our life be it social, personal, academic, etc.

1. Control your thoughts: Be the dam for your thoughts that run like a river. The hardest battle of your life is always going to be with yourself. When faced with a decision-making situation, people often tend to worry about what will happen if and end up having too many thoughts. This is a natural human tendency since you do not want to take a wrong decision and end up paying for it later.

2. Learn to take things with a pinch of salt: You will have people all around you that talk and think and act differently than you do. You may sometimes, dislike what they think, act, or do. It is okay to dislike them or their actions.

3. Expect the least and be the happiest: Most of our emotions like anger, hurt, sadness, and disgust generally come from expectations of a certain kind of response or outcome that does not materialize as per plan. Want to get rid of such upsetting emotions? Try letting go of the expectations for these situations. No expectations, no negative reaction on their not being met.

4. Be goal-oriented: When you have a goal in your life, you have direction. Imagine being in a body where there is no sense of where to head next. The moment you have something to look forward to, your emotions significantly turn positive and you actually subconsciously start walking closer to your goals.

5. Know yourself better: It is often observed in Counselling that the moment one understands oneself or gets a thorough self-insight, half of his issues are resolved. This generally happens because we live in a fast-paced life where mindfulness of, being in the moment and living it, isn't practiced much. Multitasking makes us forget that our mind and body are constantly giving us signals that we do not perceive as important and we overlook them.

6. Use the 'I' more often: How often have we communicated our emotions towards someone by saying things like, 'I am angry because she insulted me' or 'I am upset because I was embarrassed by that man'. What you need to understand here is that your emotions are wholly your responsibility. The moment you start learning to have control over them, you will not be feeling the same even if someone did something that made you angry or upset.

7. Stop self-Pity: The moment you start pitying yourself and telling yourself how miserable you are or your life has been, you take away that control that you have over yourself. You tell yourself constantly that nothing is changing or will change. It is absolutely okay to not be okay.

Changing your attitude towards life in the ways described above is the best way to deal with most of your other issues too.