5 Simple Ways To Build Mental Strength

Last Update on November 29, 2022 : Published on November 29, 2022
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What according to you is mental strength? To me, it’s having a combination of good resilience, willpower, and the ability to manage your thoughts and emotions. Mental strength is something that helps you deal with all the challenges in life.

Do you think you can cope with most of your problems and issues in life? Or do you go into a shell every time life puts you in a challenging situation? It’s all about how mentally strong you are, mental strength is directly proportional to the way you cope with your issues.

Having good mental strength is very important because it helps you deal with a lot of things in life without being overwhelmed with emotions. Working on your mental strength is similar to working on your physical strength.

Before we learn how to increase mental strength, let’s understand mental strength a little better…

What Is The Meaning Of Having Mental Strength?

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“Mental strength involves developing daily habits that build mental muscle. It also involves giving up bad habits that hold you back” – Morin

Mental strength means the ability of a person to deal with and cope with stressors, pressures, and challenges effectively. Mental strengths make you capable enough to perform to the best of your ability, irrespective of the circumstances you are in.

When we talk about mental strength, it’s like a fundamental skill that we all need to work on. Your mental strength can be easily increased and worked upon, all you need is consistency, patience, and hard work.

When you’re physically strong, you know you can face any damn thing. Similarly, when you are mentally strong, you can fight anything on the emotional front. Therefore, today we will learn how to increase your mental strength.

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How To Increase Mental Strength?

As we discussed, building mental strength is not a very difficult thing to achieve but it does require some effort. But we are here to make things easy for you, here are 5 simple things that you can do to increase your mental strength;

1.Focus on One Thing at a Time

Even though we are all guilty of glamorizing multitasking, to be honest, too much multitasking is not very Focused. Focusing on too many things at a time can leave you burned out, to say the least. Focusing on one thing helps you live in the present. The ability to stay present will help you build your mental strength.

2.Set Aside Time to Move Your Body

Your mental fitness and physical fitness are connected. When your body is in a good state your mind automatically starts taking the right track too. Therefore, to increase your mental strength you need to invest some of your time in physical exercise. A strong body leads to a strong mind.

Also Read: Understanding And Preventing Mental (Nervous) Breakdown For Better Mental Health

3.Give Yourself a Daily “Mindfulness Break”

Engaging in mindfulness activities can be very helpful in increasing your mental strength. Keeping some time off for mindfulness can help you understand your emotions and feelings better. Not only that, it helps in increasing your self-awareness.

4.Carve Out “Self-Care” Time

Self-care is very important for your mind, body, and soul. Take out at least 5 minutes of your busy schedule for self-care as it makes a huge difference in your mental strength. Self-care gives you time to relax and recoup from all the stress you’ve been through during the day.

5.Don’t Shy Away From Reaching Out for Help

Seeking help is one of the first things in order to get better. However, it becomes a little tricky at the beginning to know how to start or where to turn. It’s completely okay to feel unsure and to wonder whether you should try to handle things on your own but never hesitate to ask for help. Because asking for help makes you feel safe and that sense of security increases your mental strength.

That’s All Folks!

I hope you found this blog about how to build mental health helpful, interesting and thought-provoking. Do share this blog with your friends and family so that we can all work on building our mental strength.

Thanks for reading.

Take care and stay safe.

About The Author

Kirti Bhati

I am an English literature (major) and psychology (minor) graduate from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. Postgraduate in Clinical psychology from IIS University, Jaipur. She has published a Research paper on Music therapy in the military population and Workplace stress in a national seminar conducted by Fortis hospital (gurugram) and international seminar conducted by St. Bede’s College, Shimla, Respectively. Authored a dissertation work on ‘effect of social media addiction on the mental and physical well-being in adolescents’ Currently working at calm sage as a writer.

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