There is a famous quote – “You got to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions else you will lose yourself everytime”
Anyone can feel mentally strong during easy times but the real strength of your mind is checked in the events of hardships.
Mental strength keeps your mind in sync with your goals, it stops you from giving up or giving in to temptations, it does not let your emotions take over your intelligence, basically, it keeps you on track no matter how bad or good situations are.
But the big question is “How to train the mind” or “How to become mentally strong”
How To Become Mentally Strong :
There are 5 ways which can help anyone to become mentally strong. However, it needs a lot of focus and patience.
By Observing Others –
Look around, follow those people closely who you think are mentally strong. Observe how they deal with difficult situations and people. What is their general response towards any change? How much time do they take to react? How they manage relationships? Once you start watching these people closely, you will be able to understand the gap between your behavior and theirs and also the reason for the same.
By Watching Your Emotions Closely –
Once you start understanding the difference between your behavior and someone else’s behavior who is mentally strong. Then try to analyze your reactions and your emotions. Like why you get angrier than others or what is the real reason behind your anger. Once you start understanding the root cause of your behavior, things will start looking pretty clear to you.
By Giving Yourself Small Pieces Of Training –
Now that you have analyzed your emotions, you know the reason behind why you behave the way you behave. It’s time to give your brain a little reprogramming.
And how you can do it. Assign a small task to yourself. If you want to control your anger then everyday set up a goal that you will try to do that at least once a day and gradually keep increasing it. Or if you want to control your hunger then keep reminding your brain throughout the day, that you will not eat at least one of your favorite dish throughout the day. The same concept applies for time management, fitness or whatever area of your behavior you think need to be controlled.
It will slowly build your willpower and bring your mind to your control.
Taking External Help –
Sometimes no matter how many time you remind your brain or push yourself to control things you will not get success. This is where you need external help, which is basically external training to your brain.
Meditation is the best way to do that. You just have to give 10 minutes of your day to it. Try other activities like making a to-do list, listening to motivational TED talks or podcasts, watching inspiring videos, reading books etc.
These things create a very strong effect on your brain without you even realizing it. Your brain keeps all information in the subconscious mind. And with all these activities your subconscious mind will slowly start getting the idea of what you want in life and then it will start acting accordingly.
Staying Away From Anything That Disturbs Your Mental Peace –
If there is something or someone which can push you over the edge then try to stay away from that when you are training your brain. It can be anything may be a person, or a thing or someone’s behavior. Until your brain is strong enough to face that, just avoid such things, as this can hamper all your progress.
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