How to Be Mentally Strong

Mental strength is the capability to deal with the obstacles, challenges, and pressures you face in your life with confidence. You start focusing your time and energy on the things and people that matter most.  And you keep moving forward towards achieving your goals.

Learning how to be mentally strong helps you in various aspects of your life, basically.

So, in today’s post, I’m going to share some habits to develop for better mental strength:

Practice gratitude

Express appreciation for what you have, rather than focusing on what you don’t have.  By practicing gratitude you’ll feel more positive, happier, and express more compassion.  

Accept mistakes

Sometimes your ego prevents you from accepting your fault. Accepting a mistake can avoid drama and turn the situation into a healthy talk to fix the problem. 

Stop blaming others

Don’t blame others or circumstances when things go wrong. When you do that, you fail to look at your own flaws. Just accept what is happening and move on.

Embrace failure

The path to success has its ups and downs, remember that. Just focus on moving forward.

Don’t reply when you’re angry 

You lose control over your logical thought when you’re angry. It can trigger an unnecessary comment or action which can ruin relationships. So, take a few deep breaths and wait a few minutes before answering. 

Be present and intentional

Be intentional about where you are and who you invest your time. Focus on being present. Don’t let past experiences define your present and future. 

Learn from mistakes and have a positive mindset

Take the time to reflect and understand your experiences to ensure that you don’t make the same mistakes again.  There is only success or a learning experience.

Challenge yourself and don’t give in to fear

Remember that we don’t grow when we’re comfortable. Don’t be defeated by anxiety, or a frightening situation. Instead, see it as an opportunity to overcome that fear and grow from it. If you can overcome a terrifying situation, you will be stronger.

Be patient

Patience is what measures your real mental strength. Don’t expect immediate results. And don’t give up after your first failure.

You don’t need to please anyone 

Being a people-pleaser can lower your self-confidence. Remember that you don’t need to please anyone. Do what’s best for you and respect yourself in order to make others respect you.

What’s your favorite way for building your own mental strength? How has it helped you? I would love to know 😊

18 Replies to “How to Be Mentally Strong”

    1. Kimisu Pearce says: Reply

      I’ve been through a lot, and through my life of growing, I’ve always learned to tell myself the truth and take ownership for all my errors………I constructively use criticism to address myself, and that allows me to continue to know that my circumstances will not define who I am an although certain Circumstances may cause me to have to work an or try harder I still know that with faith a consistency you can pull through anything…… my current situation is not my final destination…. An my past does not define who I am

  1. Elizabeth Solomon says: Reply

    Thanks for this inspiring post. I can truly relate with most of the points listed. My question is , what do I do when the people in my life take my quiet disposition as an opportunity to ride on me, most times? Like being patient even when it’s clear to that you are not to be blamed for a particular incident but for peace to reign I choose to be patient and not react.

    1. Staicy Ruguru says: Reply

      I think I can relate with you. I also feel that way sometimes and I just don’t want to react so as not to cause drama or be the mature one in that situation when taking all the blame. It ends up with me feeling discouraged and disappointed in myself because I know that I am better than how they pin me to be. But recently I’ve tried to speak my heart as well. You don’t have to react in every situation but if you feel deep down you want to just do it. It may be the only way others will get to listen and know that being quiet doesn’t mean you take all the blames. It’s not easy sometimes. Also, it will help you gain confidence and respect from them.

  2. Minha força mental é falar com Deus!

  3. Thanks for this

  4. Thanks…for sharing with us…it really helps..

  5. Thank you . You have no idea how much l needed this right now

  6. Staicy Ruguru says: Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing. I appreciate how you don’t give up on trying to encourage others to better their lives. Am also trying to adapt the point about not being a people pleaser. So many people take advantage but standing up for yourself is important.

    1. I’m very inspired by this post.

  7. That’s was really amazing 😍 thank you so much ❤️

  8. Thank you so much I really needed this because recently I am so stressed about my study 😃
    I make plan but never followed
    I am so fuvked up
    But let’s see good thing
    Gonna and have to do it

  9. Crystal Lynn Crook says: Reply

    Thank you for your efforts in encouragement and inspirations that you piece together in just the right way and time. This past year was quite a peculiar one for quite a bit of us…..looking forward this day on…my heart and mind still very much want to focus upon the plans and hopes that my special someone and myself to a life together can be strengthened and grow. I am confident that with keeping your encouragements close in mind and heart along with first foremost my faith in God, because all things are possible with Him.

  10. Elizabeth Yunde says: Reply

    Nice, i got something…THANK YOU.

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