We live in a time where mental illness is at an all time high. And yet, many people are embarrassed or afraid to tell people they struggle or seek the help they need. We all struggle with something at some point in our lives. We all need support or help. One tool we can use is learning how to become mentally strong and to use daily ” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>strategies to help become the strongest person we set out to be. I’m not talking about strong squats and pull-ups – though lifting is a great mental exercise! Maybe I’m being a bit more hard headed than mentally strong. . .
I’m talking about learning to cope with issues, fostering positive relationships, and building a sense of autonomy. Once we become mentally fit, we can help others as well. It’s all about the journey, so wouldn’t it be nice if we took it together? We are here for a reason, a purpose. Why not become the best version of ourselves so we are able to help our peers become the best versions of themselves?
Yes, spotting squats at the gym counts as peer help. But there are even better ideas! When you begin to work towards mental strength, you’re getting out of your own way. Productivity begins to flow and you’ll notice that little things that bothered you before, barely scratch the surface. Here are some reminders that help me:
- Set reasonable goals… and follow through with them
- Learn to stay calm under pressure
- Let go of little things
Of course, we must work on ourselves before we can save the world. It’s a very real world application of the flight attendant safety video! Finally! Put the oxygen mask on yourself first, and check out the article we linked below.
We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it successfully.