Although every one of us keeps some goals, dreams or makes commitments to ourselves only a few succeed in achieving them. Not being able to have that mental toughness becomes the main obstacle in the roads of these goals.
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If you also come across such circumstances, think about making your brain muscles stronger rather than getting frustrated and confused. It will make possible walking the paths to our aims. During difficult times, both mentally tough people and the rest get in the same distress. Though stronger people believe that these times are here to teach life-lessons.
There are few habits of adopting which, you can make your mind stronger and tougher.
Observe and name your Emotions: first step towards Mental Toughness
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Giving a name to your emotions helps reduce their intensity. Accept the fact if you are feeling sadness, anxiety, provocative or fearful. Further, pay attention to how these emotions are affecting your way of making decisions. In case of anxiety, you might not be ready to take risks or in excitement, feelings of nervousness hunt you even more, etc. Being aware of your emotions, you will be able to control the decisions based on them.
Restrict emotions creating feeling of uneasiness
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While naming your emotions is part of this battle, your ability to control them also plays the vital role. Think about how you cope with these feelings now; like tending to eat more when feeling perplexed? Leaving the place while feeling anger? Just staying home when surrounded by anxiety? These strategies help you feel emotionally better for a little time but leave unpleasant effects on basis of long terms. Think of the skills that promise to be beneficial for a longer period. Every person can come up with individual opinions in this regard. However, some habits like deep breaths, exercise, meditation, reading and spending time with nature which can be embraced by everyone.
Identify negative thoughts
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The way you think and perceive things marks deep influence on your emotions and behavior. Sometimes it drives us to assume that 'I am not able to do this' or 'I am a fool'. If you focus on your thoughts, you will be able to notice the common themes and patterns among them. Showing opposite reaction to harmful thoughts helps in getting rid of them. So whenever a hurdle arises, instead of considering yourself a failure and unable to get success, keep in mind that I have an opportunity to advance and rise, to which I will do my best.
Make positive measures
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The best way to train your brain is to change the way you think. Do difficult tasks and keep trying persistently even if you think, 'I cannot do it'. Just prove to yourself that you are stronger than you estimate. Put into your routines healthy habits like workout, necessary sleep, healthy diet and significant among all, gratefulness. So that your mind and body can perform well.
Leave behind the bad habits
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Good habits never prove to be effective until you get rid of the bad ones. It is just like you are eating diet full of calories to lose weight. Pick out the practices that play an opponent in strengthening your mental toughness. Everyone has these destructive habits that need to be left. Some of them include considering yourself inferior to others, or getting envious of successful people, etc. Keeping these habits do not let you grow or move forward from one place. Identifying and replacing them with positive thoughts will assist you moving towards the achievement of your goals.
If reading above makes you feel that you lack mental toughness, note that it is an ability that is very important but not commonly possessed. The good news is it is something anyone can bring to their possession.
You need to start facing hurdles rather than running from them. Get a grip on your emotions as they are the keys to the doors of desire. Believe in taking risks as,
No good in this world is done by hesitation.
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Tell yourself that whether there is a chance of failure, there is a way to succeed too. There is at least a probability of success in embracing the opportunity. Follow a healthy routine as it will keep you stunning mentally and bodily.