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When life knocks you down, are you quick to pick yourself up and adapt to the circumstances? Or do you find yourself completely overwhelmed with little confidence in your ability to deal with the challenge?
Our resilience is often tested when life circumstances change unexpectedly and for the worse — such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the end of a relationship. Such challenges, however, present the opportunity to rise above and come back even stronger than you were before.
Mental Strength is the capacity of an individual to deal effectively with stressors, pressures, and challenges and perform to the best of their ability, irrespective of the circumstances in which they find themselves (Clough, 2002).
Signs of Mental Strenght
1 . Not chasing validation from other people.
Self-validation is what truly matters to them.
2 . Trying to rationalize their problems.
They don’t allow negative or overwhelming emotions to overshadow their judgment.
3. Seeing constructive criticism as a valuable feedback.
An opportunity for growth and personal development.
4. Not getting riled up over unconstructive criticism (or trying not to).
Because someone who is taking their time just to say something negative to another person is neither worth the mental energy nor the time of the emotionally strong people.
5. Embracing adversity.
Emotionally strong people regard the hardships of living as necessary elements of life, leading towards a stronger and wiser version of themselves.
6. Having an optimistic or positive mindset.
If your inner world is already gloomy or dark inside, even the sun shining for you every day won’t be able to cheer you up.
7. Not allowing the fear to paralyze them.
8. Keeping in mind that one’s mistakes do not define them.
9. Focusing on finding solutions instead of endlessly crying over their problems and blaming everyone else for them.
10. Remaining grateful.
Nothing shatters a person inside like always directing their attention to what they lack while completely ignoring what they have.