To become stronger mentally, it is not necessary to become hermits who retreat into a Himalayan cave to meditate. What does it mean to be mentally strong? Well, it doesn’t mean you’ll never have problems like anxiety and depression again.
We all have to deal with these states of mind, more or less, at some point in life. The person completely free of these problems is as rare as an honest politician. However, you don’t have to be an enlightened master meditating in a Himalayan cave 24 hours a day to get your own version of mental strength.
Click through the nine tips that anyone can incorporate into their life. And while they may sound like cliché statements of an ‘alternative’ new-age, they do contain some real wisdom.
9. When your emotions get intense, give them a name
An easy way to feel better quickly is to recognize and name your emotions. In many cases, for example, saying “I’m sad” helps you feel less sad. This can be difficult if you are not used to it, as it is not always easy to analyse your mood. But it becomes easier with practice.
Whether you think it silently in your head or say it out loud, analyze your feelings by naming them. This can help you explain the emotional upset you may be feeling right now, and try to instantly reduce some of your distress. Some of these negative feelings can be easily corrected if you can only identify them.