020 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

020 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

020 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.
By Amy Morin  (228 Pages, 6 hrs 36 mins Audiobook)  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

“Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, And Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success.”

 

 

Summary

Many of us have a daily exercise routine to be strong and healthy, and perhaps you do cardio to strengthen your hearth and then some weight lifting for your muscles. But how often do you exercise mentally to be prepared for hard times ahead?

Do you have a routine or plan on how to deal with adversity? Having mental strength is as essential as having physical health. You already know this, when you go to the gym, you look for a mentor or a coach, someone that has been in your situation and knows what exercise you need.

Now imagine you ask the best trainers in the world for advice on how to be at your peak. What would you ask?. This is what author and psychotherapist Amy Morin has done during her years of counseling, and in “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” presents with the best 13 habits to become a better achiever.

From what does mental strength means, to the things you have to avoid to be mentally fit, just like when you stay away from candy or overeating if you want to be healthy, these habits will prepare you to be in top mental shape. Forget about being obsessed over the past, resentment, and self-pity. You will have the tools to be generous and understand that the world doesn’t turn around you, and how to be patient and grateful.

Ten +5 Lessons Learned

1.- What is Mental Strength.
In your life, there are some things you can’t change, like your genetics, but you can always change the way you feel about the world around you.

Mental strength gives you the power to overcome all the problems you might encounter; Life is full of situations that are beyond your reach. So, develop strong mental health to deal with them.

2.- They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves.
Some problems in life can make you feel overwhelmed, and you might feel self-pity; remember that sometimes this behavior is just a mechanism to get attention, only dragging yourself into a downward spiral.

Instead, start a gratitude journal and share it with others. Life is full of beautiful moments, though they might seem random; there is always something that can make you happy.

3.- They Don’t Give Away Their Power.
Set boundaries and don’t let others take control over your life. No one can make you feel bad unless you let them.

Avoid using phrases like “He made me…”, “I’m just not good,” “I have to …”, no one except you can make you do things. Forgive others so you can reclaim your power.

4.- They Don’t Shy Away from Change.
You already know what changes you have to make in your life, but you’re afraid or just don’t want to make an effort. To accomplish your goals, do a plan of what you would like to change and prioritize it, start making small changes to build self-confidence, don’t try to overdo it, or you might get yourself in problems.

Try a 15-30 days challenge for change, decide what you want to change. Be aware of probable obstacles you might find on your way, and think on the way to pass them. Look for your friends for support in these changes. First, make an effort to change yourself, managing negative thoughts, and translate them into positive.

5.- They Don’t Focus on Things They Can’t Control.
Sometime you’ll encounter something beyond your control, it’s natural; don’t stress on things you can’t change, don’t waste your precious time and effort, instead focus on positive things you can change, don’t’ be a control freak, this is only a sign that you’re afraid.

6.- They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone.
If you try to make everybody happy, you’re just giving them your power; this is also a way that you try to control others. Some things are beyond your control, so don’t be worry or stressed; there is nothing you can do; don’t waste your valuable time being a control freak; don’t be afraid to say no.

7.- They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks.
Remember the phrase, “Freeze, Fly, or Fight.” Mentally strong people know how to take calculated risks, they ask themselves. What are the benefits? What is the cost? What will I win or lose in the future?

Practice by taking small risks and start building your confidence.

8.- They Don’t Dwell on The Past.
Remember the past, don’t live in it. Thinking about the past all the time will stop you from seeing the opportunities that lay ahead. Practice always to be present and to live your life at the moment.

9.- They Don’t Make the Same Mistake Over and Over.
No matter who you are, at some time in your life, you’ll make some mistake, so instead of dwelling about it, take note of the lessons learned, and save it for the next time you find a similar situation. Learning from your mistakes will make you stronger and wiser.

10.- They Don’t Resent Other People Success.
Resentment is just a reflection of your insecurity; if you are jealous, or feel good when others have a bad day, you’ll be distracted from your own life and prosperity.

Don’t compare yourself to others. Feel happy for other people’s success; life will grant you your own.

11.- They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure.
Everybody makes mistakes, but mentally strong people learn from them and avoid doing them again. Take note of what went wrong and what you learned, and save this information just in case you come with a similar situation.

12.- They Don’t Fear Alone Time.
The only person who will be with you for all your life is the one you see in the mirror, so the best way to ensure to feel happy is to get used to enjoying the alone time you choose. Also, to learn to hear your inner voice and practice mindfulness and meditation.

13.- They Don’t Feel the World Owes Them.
You’re not the center of the world, so don’t expect everyone and everything to make you theirs. Develop a sense of abundance by focusing on giving, not taking, and develop empathy.

14.- They Don’t Expect Immediate Results.
You won’t expect to take a cake from the oven before it’s time and expect to be perfect. Likewise, don’t expect immediate results. On the contrary, be prepared for not having what you expect at the end. Develop resilience and keep trying

15.- Conclusion.
Maintain mental strength, just like with your physical strength; exercise these points and develop a super version of you, you don’t have to be all you want, but you can be you’re best all the time.

 

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