6 Habits That Will Help You Build Mental Strong

1. Focus on One Thing at a Time

Multitasking is worn as a badge of honor, but multitasking too much is not healthy. Practice being present. When you are taking a walk, take in your surroundings — the weather, the birds. When you are spending time with friends, really listen to what is being said. Turn off your phone and try to forget the running to-do lists in your head.

2. Practice gratitude

Rather than think they deserve better, mentally strong people recognize that they have more than they deserve. They’re thankful for anything — from the clean water they drink to the friends who show them compassion. Their gratitude helps them feel and do their best.

3. Set Aside Time to Move Your Body

“Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand and should not be considered separate, as poor mental health can lead to poor physical health and vice versa,” said Kimberly Leitch, a Talkspace therapist based in New York City.

4. Don’t Be Afraid to Reach Out for Help

Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well, but it can be hard to know how to start or where to turn to. It’s common to feel unsure, and to wonder whether you should try to handle things on your own.

5. Establish boundaries

Mentally strong people know that it’s important to build a life conducive to building mental strength. And the best way to do that is by establishing healthy boundaries.

6. Prove yourself wrong

Mentally strong people experience self-doubt just like everyone else. But they don’t believe everything they think.

7. Build your mental muscles

Just as there are many exercises for becoming physically strong, there are many strategies for becoming mentally strong. These six habits can jumpstart your efforts toward becoming the strongest and best version of yourself.

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