Physical fitness receives a lot of attention, and for good reason: it can help you avoid illness, as well as live a long, independent life. But mental fitness—having a healthy and strong mind to manage the obstacles and possibilities that life throws at you—is often overlooked. Unsurprisingly, challenging or stressful times can put your mental fitness to the greatest test. Don’t let your mental toughness be the achilles heel of YOUR life. You can train your mental toughness just like any other skill, it just takes concise practice and commitment. 📈 The stronger YOU are mentally the more prepared YOU will be when life throws you a curveball. Here are three of the top ways to develop your mental toughness:
Craft a daily practice that focuses on action, not results. It’s important to remember that it’s easy to be seduced by success, but what got you there? It was your action. Never forget that! Another thing to add regarding focus is that people wear multitasking like a badge of honor. Doing it excessively is unhealthy. Make it a habit to be present. Take in your surroundings when you go for a walk—the weather, the birds. When you’re with your others, pay attention to what they’re saying. Turn off your phone and attempt to forget about your mental to-do lists. FOCUS.
2. Don’t Allow Your Fears and Doubts to Stop Your Action
Remember that taking action can always help. Your fears and your doubts are valid, but what would happen if you don’t even try or give it a chance? Action is everything and it can remove the emotion if something isn’t going in your favor.
3. Handle Your Problems Head On
Stop waiting for the perfect time. It’s easy to find yourself busy with other things to try to avoid confrontation. There’s never going to be a right time, and things will just weigh heavy on your mind if it’s a problem you can’t get out of your head! Just handle it head on, deal with it, and move on. In the face of adversity, practicing this will help you develop your mental toughness.