Are You Mentally Fit?
Building mental muscle is the key to self-improvement.
Our resilience is often tested when life circumstances take an unexpected turn. Everyone possesses some degree of mental strength, however, we all react differently when life knocks us down.
In some cases, we are quick to adapt to the circumstances that are presented to us or we find ourselves so overwhelmed with the situation that we are unable to regulate our emotions.
There are many factors that can determine your mental strength such as genetics, personality, and your life experiences in general. As Vivian Greene says, “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
The truth about mental strength is that it isn’t about acting tough or suppressing your emotions. Instead, it’s about learning how to behave according to your values.
Mental strength doesn’t require you to ignore your emotions. It’s about becoming aware of them and understand how they can influence your thoughts. It’s about finding solutions to cope with them. It’s about acknowledging that you need help when you don’t have all the answers.
The conversations we have with ourselves impacts our behaviour. Part of why I write is because it’s a way for me to cope with my feelings and to become a stronger person from it.
While I’m not a psychologist, I do invest in my mental wellbeing more than the average person.
Fun fact: I almost pursued a degree in psychology after I had finished my makeup diploma. Story for later…
After living through anxiety and depression for many years, I realized that the only way to get out of it was to become a mentally stronger person. Read along for my Top 10 articles on mental health and how to become the best version of yourself.
“If your life feels like it’s passing you by or you often wake up dreading your day, there is a chance you may be living on autopilot mode.”
“Exercising regularly can achieve similar effects as Ritalin, a stimulant commonly used to treat ADHD by boosting levels of neural transmitters.”
“When leaders are emotionally intelligent, they can foster environments where employees feel comfortable to suggest ideas and voice their opinions.”
“It is important to view our failures as an opportunity for growth, rather than a negative reflection on our self-worth.”
“Despite my easy-going nature, I also hold strong opinions and that is often misunderstood by most people — especially other extroverted personality types.”
“Silence is a precious gift. It’s the space between our words where we can find ourselves.”
“Telling someone they inspire you encourages them to keep striving for their goals.”
“The key to becoming a mental powerhouse is to recognize your own self-worth and break free from the relationships that are causing you anxiety, stress, and depression.”
“We all go through the motions of sadness, but it is not meant to be understood by everyone.”
“We are afraid of what we might find when we are alone with our thoughts.”
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