Friday, December 6, 2019

10 Signs or Traits That Reveal You’re Really Mentally Strong

Are You Mentally Strong Person. We are here to tell you some of the signs or traits that reveal you are really mentally strong. Because mentally strong people have these 10 signs that make them really mentally strong than others. 

1. They examine their impressions - There are things outside of your control such as the processes that happen in your body, your finances, other people’s actions, what you are being told, and so on. If what is being thrown at you is under your control, act on it. If it isn’t, regard it as not of your concern. Then, adjust your own behavior to match the situation. It’s not what happens to you that matters. It’s how you react to it.

2. They remind themselves of the transitory nature of life - You and I are mortals. One day, we will have departed from this world. Therefore, we should do our best to show love, help others, be kind, open and honest as we may not get a second chance to make our life worth living.

3. They use virtue here and now - Use every occasion to turn your obstacles, difficulties and challenges to your advantage. Practice humility, patience, and humbleness so that you can cultivate these virtues in yourself. If you are insulted, you will discover patience; for every pain, you will discover the power of endurance; if you are provoked by an attractive person walking by, don’t rush to get that person in bed with you and you will discover the power of self-control.


4. They pause and take a deep breathe - You know the famous Nike slogan, “Just Do It”? Well, don’t just do it. Instead, whenever someone abuses you, a feeling of lust arises, or other problematic situation occurs, you don’t react back to it, but you pause, take a deep breath and assess the situation with a clear head and equanimity. Learn to distance yourself from your emotions by not identifying yourself with them and you will find strength.

5. They speak little and well - Although ego always gets in the way, it’s within our ability to listen more and indulge less in fundamentally empty talks. That is about star athletes, movie and music stars, and other “celebrities” Why on Earth would you care about what other celebrities are doing when they don’t even know about your existence? Instead, engage in less and more meaningful conversations. Sometimes, less is more.


6. They choose their company well - The cultivation of your character must be a priority. If you are in the middle of a quicksand, you will get sucked into it. The same way, if your companions are generally preoccupied with temptations and waste, you will get no further than them. Spend time with people who are better than you or want to improve so you can learn from each other. Be in the middle of an Oasis, not a quicksand.

7. They respond to insults with humor - I will use a quote to represent this: “If you learn that someone is speaking ill of you, don’t try to defend yourself against the rumors; respond instead with, ‘Yes, and he doesn’t even know the half of it, because he could’ve said more.’” - Epictetus

8. They don’t speak too much about themselves - As much as I don’t want to reveal such a painful truth (well, I really do want to, actually) we are not as interesting as we think we are. Just as no one wants to sit through a slide show from your latest vacation, no one really wants to hear another person going on and on about themselves. Silence is golden, so again, learn to listen more and talk less.

9. They speak without judging - Imagine how much better the world would be if we refrained from hasty judgments and showed a bit more compassion and empathy instead. Even if someone snaps at you, you are still in control to choose your response and avoid needless confrontation that would make both of you look like cold-hearted idiots.

"Critics never changed the world".

10. They reflect on their day - Discovering what you did right and what went wrong is important if you are to stay emotionally healthy. The human mind doesn’t like the unknown. You want to know where you are at any given point of your life no matter how messy it may seem. Reflecting on what has happened in your day will help you achieve exactly that. The same thing Marcus Aurelius, the most influential emperor to have ever lived, did with his “Meditations.”


Illustrated by Venny Newson.