In this article, you are going to learn about ways in which you can build mental strength. By applying these habits into your life you will be able to improve your life in a way you never even thought was possible. The beautiful thing is that you don't need to be born mentally strong. Mental strength can be built. Keep in mind though that it won't happen overnight. Building mental toughness could take years. I always hear about how mentally strong people behave but no one talks about how to be mentally strong. In this article, I am going to show you exactly what you need to do.
1. Read every day
I'm not saying that you should read a hundred books a year because I'm also not doing it. You can just read ten minutes a day before going to bed. Reading is a good workout for your mind. Your mind is also a muscle just like any other muscle in your body. If it doesn't get enough exercise it will become weaker. Look at it this way: you go to the gym to strengthen your body and you read a book to strengthen your mind. Reading helps to keep your brain functioning as you get older. It prevents memory loss and schizophrenia. There are many other benefits associated with reading such as better sleep, better IQ, empathy, and most importantly, it gives you knowledge.
2. Practice mindfulness
This might seem weird at first. It might seem like a waste of time, just sitting in there with your thoughts and doing nothing. It can be very difficult at first to sit with your legs crossed but I'm here to tell you that there is no right or wrong way to do mindfulness. It is a lifetime practice. You don't need to sit there for an hour. Ten minutes a day is more than enough. The length of meditation doesn't matter. What matters is commitment. You have to do it every day. You will start to notice how calm you will be. Mindfulness forces you to be present. You will finally learn how to relax.
What most people don't realize about exercise is that it doesn't only strengthen your body. What it does to your brain is unbelievable. When you challenge yourself in the gym, constantly making your body hurt, you are building mental strength. You are training your mind not to give up just because something is difficult. Exercising is one of the best choices you can make if you want to live a long and healthier life.
Do you want to become your therapist? Try journaling. This is where you write down your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Journaling can help you if struggle with controlling your emotions. writing my feelings down has always been healing for me. Journaling will also teach you how to let go.
Now it's time to hear from you. What are other habits that can help build mental toughness? Please leave a comment on the comment section below.
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