We face tests daily and fail regularly. Yeah, it is our life. But only the mentally strong people are able to bounce back, learn and grow from the challenges they encounter. Here are four ways to bolster your mental toughness.
1. Focus on what motivates and inspires you.
Be absolutely focused on what you want – not what you don’t want. We are most susceptible to a lack of resolve when we aren’t clearly focused – or are focusing on the wrong things.
2. Ignore the haters.
The ‘cheerleaders’ in our lives help propel us in a positive direction. But the naysayers drain our mental reserves. Mentally strong individuals don’t let a negative critique slow them down. They move towards their goals.
3. Redefine success.
Make a pact with yourself to get to your inner target. By challenging yourself to have higher standards and to internally monitor your progress, a rise in mental toughness is sure to follow.
4. Take care of your mind and body.
You need some rest and a healthy amount of exercise.When you are taking care of your physical health, it’s amazing how it can impact your emotional health as well.