14 Easy Habits For A Mental Glow Up
What is mental strength? Being mentally stronger allows you to be more resilient, boosts your confidence and helps you make better choices. So how can you become mentally stronger? With practice, you can develop mental strength that will bring you success and peace of mind.
Follow your curiosity. Explore your interests. Approach each day with a sense of adventure and welcome new experiences.
Continue learning. Commit yourself to lifelong learning. Sign up for adult education courses at a local university or study a foreign language online. Read a different book each week and attend lectures at nearby museums.
Indulge your creativity. Take up a hobby. Decorate cakes or knit a sweater. Spend time making crafts with your children. Cool up an indulgent meal. Learn a new language.
Check out my post on hobbies for women.
Develop mindfulness. Use prayer and meditation to deepen your mindfulness. Concentrate on one activity at a time. Mindful living can help you live in the present moment.
When we think of wisdom, we often think of math skills or skills we learn in class, but there are other forms of wisdom that are just as important. Practice these life skills that also build your mental strength.
Be grateful. List the blessings in your life and recognize how much you depend on others. Think about the services you receive from those around you like the teachers who taught you how to read and farmers who grow your food.
Check out these Gratitude Journal Prompts.
Show respect. It’s easier to honor the value of each life when you appreciate how closely we are connected. Let your speech and actions express your esteem.
Be kind. However strong we are, challenges still happen. Be gentle with yourself and others during difficult times. They’ll be more likely to return the favour.
Be generous. Share your time, talents, and wealth with others. You’ll feel richer and experience more joy and satisfaction. Surprise someone with a random act of kindness. Volunteer in your community and support worthy causes.
Practice forgiveness. Letting go of resentments allows you to free up your energy. Don’t waste your energy holding on to grudges. Really consider how much of your energy this needs to be given.
Mentally strong people know how to communicate, effectively. Practice these habits and build you self confidence and social skills.
Show courage. Growing stronger requires taking calculated risks. Give yourself credit for taking the plunge even if your first effort winds up being just a trial run. Keep your sights on what you have to gain when you push yourself to try something new.
Focus on integrity. Align your actions with your values. Think through the long-term consequences of your decisions. Are you giving your time in a way that serves your purpose in life?
Tolerate discomfort. Growth usually requires some discomfort. Change can be uncomfortable, in the beginning while we adjust, but it’s also a part of life, especially when you are growing as a person. Enduring a temporary rough patch can be the first step toward a brighter future.
Delay gratification. Impulse control is one of the most important skills associated with happiness and high achievement. The secret is to distract yourself from temptations so you can put them in perspective.
Hope for the future. Whether you feel strong or weak today, better things may be in store for tomorrow. You’ll be better prepared to handle any circumstances when you reinforce your inner strengths.
Other Mental Habits
Set boundaries. Setting boundaries in your relationships is a form of self care.
Accept the past. You can’t move on with the weight of the past holding you back, no matter how hard you try. Learn to come to peace with the past by learning from it and focusing on the future. You have the ability to not let the past control you.
Be Productive. Mentally strong people know how to effectively manage their time so they can get more done. Always prioritize and do the hardest tasks, first. Try these Time Savers to help you save hours every day!
Accomplish more with less effort. Building up your mental strength puts you on the path toward enhancing your relationships and finding greater fulfillment. You’ll have the inner resources to strive for what you want.