In our society, the importance of being emotionally strong and stable in order to better deal with the negative events of our lives is increasingly taken into account. When those critical moments arise, they represent a test that challenges our personal strength. Or, on the contrary, can completely destabilize us if it turns out that we are not psychologically or emotionally strong.
It is possible that this capacity is due almost exclusively to the person’s personality and genes. But it has also been discovered that it can be developed and learned through coping strategies. As well as different behaviors to learn to control stress.
But, how to attain psychic and emotional strength?
Would you like to have the ability to deal with the ups and downs of life with greater strength and wisdom? The thing is that developing mental and emotional strength is not something that happens from one day to another. It is a journey that begins by seeing the surprises that life brings us as valuable opportunities to gradually acquire greater strength. And so when things get really difficult, we know how to tackle them better.
Here are the characteristics of people who are mentally strong. Who also form the keys to achieve greater and true happiness. And that we can more easily achieve our own goals. Mental and emotional strength is not an innate quality, for we can reach this state with a little effort on our part, applying little by little the following habits to our daily behavior.
They have trust and confidence in themselves. What they propose they achieve because they believe that they are capable.
They know how to flow with the changes. It’s clear to them that life is a roller coaster and never stops. One day you are up and the next, down. Flexibility and ability to adapt easily to changes is their characteristic. Because they simply accept them and embrace them because otherwise, they are able to paralyze us. By becoming a threat.
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They take risks. They dare to leave their comfort zone often testing their own limits. And always posing new challenges.
They are creative and their self-esteem is stable. It´s known to them that achieving the goals that are proposed, both personally and professionally, never depend on the value or judgment of the opinions of others.
They are brave and don’t fear to fail. They know how to control the emotion of fear. Without letting it be the ones who decide for them because it is the main cause for not taking the next step. They consider a failure as a part of the way to success. Thanks to the errors it is possible to reach the success. The key to balance lies in our ability to transform failures into opportunities to improve ourselves as people
They know when they need to say NO. They are reflective people who, when necessary, say that they don’t care about the negative effect that this may have on others. Recent research shows that people who are unable to refuse anything are more likely to experience stress, burnout, and worsen their health.
Further Reading: How to Be Yourself
They are emotionally independent. Creating emotional dependencies with the relationships and bonds that we establish with others is very common. However, people who are emotionally strong know that their happiness will never depend on others. Therefore, they don’t bind themselves sentimentally, knowing how to enjoy healthy sharing in relationships.
They are tolerant of other people’s opinions and know how to listen. They don’t have a tendency of to have full control of the talk, nor is it important for them to be right. They are always open to talk to persons and discuss new ideas.