The stronger your mental strength, the higher your chances of happiness, fulfilment and achievement. So here is 10 very short and snappy things I try and do on a daily basis to help my own sanity and build mental strength.
1. Accept your VULNERABILITY.
It’s your biggest strength if you allow it to be. We often see vulnerability as something we should hide or be ashamed off. Yet it is in our vulnerability where we draw real strength and gain experience that can build resilience and help our perception moving forward. Never be afraid of sharing your vulnerability and never feel like you are alone. You aren't alone, so remember by sharing your scars and accepting them it you will empower others to do the same.
2. Exercise daily for the “GOD DAMN I LOOK GOOD NAKED” feeling.
We all know the benefits of exercise both physically and mentally. But let's be honest, by working out consistently we will change our appearance, which will change our confidence and make us just feel so much better! Who doesn't want to look and feel better right?
3. Never ARGUE with people who don’t matter to you.
Let them annoy someone else. I have had to bite my tongue on numerous occasions but I wasn't always capable of doing this. Never try to react on emotion and always take a step back, a few breaths and think about your response. You will likely realise that by walking away in hindsight you will be thankful you never stooped to someone else's level. Besides, why waste your energy and time on people who don't matter when we all struggle to have time for people who actually matter?
4. Compare your BEAUTIFUL self with no-one.
You are beautiful. You are unique. You are your own design and creation. Don't compare it to someone else, as you don't know everything about them and it is likely the grass is ever greener on the other side. You should only ever look at yourself and work on being the best you can be. Your potential should be your aim, nothing else or nobody else.
5. Celebrate your SUCCESSES daily.
Remember you do not need to get a promotion or a new car to celebrate. Why not celebrate the small wins? Sticking to your diet, negotiating a new lead/client, working out or being kind to someone you didn't need to be kind too? Every day, we have an opportunity to be celebrating our wins regardless of how small they may seem.
6. Get use to being alone from time to time.
Gym, books or just NETFLIXING it up! Yes, I just made up a new word. But I highly recommend getting yourself comfortable in your own skin and being alone with your own thoughts. It may feel awkward at first, but it becomes almost therapeutic like and soon you may even enjoy it more than people! I'm just kidding, people are awesome but so are you, so give yourself some time.
7. Change your language.
Positivity all day every day should be your mantra. It is free, it makes you smile, it keeps you optimistic and it makes you feel good. So why would you not do it? Alter words like can't, won't, try to can, will and do. Think about how you talk on a daily basis and work on effectively promoting positive self talk to not only yourself, but those you come in contact with.
8. Never let someone’s NEGATIVE opinion affect you.
Throughout life people will make negative comments about you or to you irrespective of how hard you try to do right by them or yourself. When someone gossips or speaks negatively about someone or you, it says more about them than it does about you.
9. Be GRATEFUL every single moment you can!
It could be your last so please never forget that.
10. SLEEP should be your #1 priority.
Never sacrifice it for the grind. Grind the hours you are awake in the day, there are plenty of them around! The science behind a lack of a sleep on concentration, output and your ability to produce the best results is resounding so always prioritise it.
I hope these tips help build your mental strength and you can at least implement 2/3 of them at the very least.
What tips do you have to building your mental strength?
Let me know below!