Stress, anxiety, depression, and all manner of other negative and unpleasant issues are far too prevalent these days. We live such fast-paced lives that it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed or out of control occasionally, but if you find that this becomes a regular occurrence, and that you cannot handle it so well, then you need to stop, put the brakes on, and really take stock of your life.
Mental Strength: How to Strengthen Your Mind
It’s important to be able to develop the mental strength to be able to deal with life’s ups and downs, and while it’s okay to have the occasional meltdown, you should overall be able to roll with the punches.
The ability to think positively, rather than negatively, is the number one feature of someone with mental strength. For instance, when something happens in life, do you become instantly full of woe, begin asking yourself why this has happened to you, what you did to deserve it, and then start thinking of all the worst-case scenarios, or do you look on the bright side and have a “what will be, will be” outlook?
If you are more towards the negative side then the good news is that with some core mind-strengthening exercises, you can develop this more positive mindset, and allow abundance and happiness to flow into your life much easier as a result.
Turning a negative into a positive won’t come easily at the start, because it is likely that you brain is so hardwired to thinking negatively, that the downcast thought just pops in there with no effort at all. Now, once you have that thought, you need to learn to recognise it for what it is – a negative.
For instance, ‘I went out last night and now I’m so tired’ can be turned into ‘I had a fantastic night out last night’, and the fact you’re tired is just a sign of how great it was! Repeating this positive affirmation/thought until it replaces the negative will help to rewire your brain to recognise positive before negative in the future.
Ironically, once you kick negativity out of your mind, you become a much stronger person as a result. Negativity weakens the mind, it causes you to live in fear and upset, and that totally kicks happiness to the curb. Positivity however does the total opposite, and can open doors, as new opportunities are sought, and taken. By becoming more positive overall, you can manifest whatever it is you desire, by sheer mental strength.
Determination and the will to succeed are also byproducts of someone who is strong mentally. A person who is the opposite is likely to be lacking in self-esteem and that doesn’t add up to a situation where you are likely to push yourself towards the stars. Moreover, it is exhausting to live with low self-esteem. Don’t you know that? When you have low-esteem, you are constantly thinking about all the things that can go wrong, and about other people’s opinions. How much energy would you have left to push yourself to reach for the stars? Not much.
You’re not going to apply for that promotion if you don’t believe in yourself, and that literally means you have zero chance of getting the job, because you never applied! If you have the mental strength to cultivate happiness however, you have a repository of strength; you’re able to apply for the job, and when you do that, you have every chance of success!
As you can see, mental strength opens doors, and it can be as simple as learning to love who you are. Positive affirmations, repeated daily, have been shown to be fantastic for boosting self-esteem, and they can be as simple or complicated as you want them to be. Learning to become mentally strong is a very personal deal, and it is only you who can do it.
The path to happiness and abundance lies in the mind. The brain is the most powerful thing in the entire world, and through learning how to harness its power, you can truly begin to understand how the world is totally at your mercy. We can create any future we want to, by being single-minded in our approach and learning to love who we are, by being grateful for everything that comes our way.
(Also read: “Turning 10 Negative Statements Into Positive Statements“)
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