“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”– Mark Twain
We all know that a healthy body is important, but being vigilant with our mental health can significantly benefit our overall health and life experience. When we learn to manage our emotions, thoughts and behaviors we can become mentally strong as well as physically strong.
This is a powerful combination and can impact our lives in positive empowering ways, so how do we learn healthy mental habits? I recently read “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” by psychotherapist, Amy Moring who writes that genetics, personality, and life experiences all play a role in our mental strength. She has come up with a list of things mentally strong people “don’t do” which helps begin the practices of having mental strengths.
- They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves
- They Don’t Give Away Their Power
- They Don’t Shy Away from Change
- They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control
- They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone
- They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks
- They Don’t Dwell on the Past
- They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over
- They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success
- They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure
- They Don’t Fear Alone Time
- They Don’t Feel the World Owes Them Anything
- They Don’t Expect Immediate Results
Being vigilant with your mental health can make you an overall healthier and happier person. By becoming aware of the little habits in your daily life, you can choose to change some things that may be sabotaging your mental strength. Take a moment to recognize things from the above list that you may be doing and would be willing to change through the power of “vigilance”.
Answers from A to Z