Built to Last : 5 Habits to Build Mental Toughness

Built to Last : 5 Habits to Build Mental Toughness

The mind is one of the most powerful tools we have and subsequently, is so easy to lose control of. Being mentally stable is not something that comes easily, you have to train yourself and constantly work to be mentally healthy concerning all areas of life, including business. If you’re struggling with your mental health or want to save up some tools for those tough days, here are five tips to keep your mind stable. 

Let Go of the Reins

I think most people have had those days where they just wish everything would go their way. Fortunately, that’s just not the way life works. There are going to be situations and most certainly people whom we have no control over; we’ve got to learn how to come to terms with that. Learning to let things we can’t control go and figure itself out is actually something worth celebrating. Often times, things go much better than we could possibly imagine or plan for ourselves. Let go and release the worry and anxiety that comes with having to be in control. 


Check your intentions

Sometimes we just need a moment to regroup and breathe. When you feel thoughts getting dark and cloudy, take a moment to inhale and exhale. Remember your goals and try to regain the focus you need to produce your most quality work. Step away if need be, then return once you feel you’re ready. Remember the goal is to release stress and worry

Change your mind, change your life 

Anxiety can be crippling. Your thoughts have convinced you to shut down and it’s hard making yourself do or feel any other way. If you don’t have anyone around who can help pull you out of that dark hole, try some self-soothing methods. First up, get some fresh air! Move from the couch, the bed, or your desk and step outside and breathe. There’s something about a change of scenery and fresh air that has a way of perking us up. In addition to taking in the elements, use that time to listen to your favorite playlist and take your mind off of what’s going on around you. Listening to your favorite songs or uplifting music can change your mood instantly. While you’re relieving those anxious feelings, take a few moments to think of all that’s right in your life. Gratefulness will trigger positive thoughts. 

Let it be

There’s nothing to be afraid of. We spend most of our lives in fear of what could happen, becoming a prisoner to made up scenarios, instead of just relaxing and letting things be. It may be difficult, but teaching your brain to turn off the fear switch is going to be necessary to live with a mentally tough mind. 

Keep the past behind you 

Every one of us has a past filled with failures or unfavorable events but that shouldn’t be the reason that we’re unsuccessful. If you continue to let your past control your thoughts, it will only complicate your progress. Allow those events to fuel your drive for your future. The only thing the past can do is remind you of life lessons that will aid you in arriving at your next destination. Using those reminders to sulk and remember how you failed will not equate to success. Take the lessons and leave your past where it is; your emotional health depends on it. 

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