Finding Your Particular Mental Strength

Mental strength is a sense of empowerment. Mental strength means that no matter what comes your way, you are able to come after it, stay attuned to your goals, and remain unfazed no mater what turns up.

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Life is full of the unexpected. Whether it is family, career, health, or something so unexpected it would be difficult to pin down right now in writing, you can expect it to come up. When you least expect it, or when you are least ready for it. It is said in the Chinese Classic, the Tao De Ching, that the only thing in this world that remains constant is change. …So, what can you do to prepare for this type of unexpected?

The best thing you can do is have a plan and roll with the changes. This sounds simple, and perhaps obvious, but readying yourself for this, preparing yourself with this mental state is easier said than done. Being in the right state of mind doesn’t mean being constantly under stress, rather, it is best to be the opposite.

When most people picture someone with mental resolve or mental strength they picture someone who is tough, or untouchable. What is more important, it would seem, is that you try to be mentally strong in whatever manner is best suited to you. There are some who are able to stay cool, even, and not betray their emotions to those around them. Sometimes they seem cold and impenetrable to others, and though they may have a mysterious air about them that inspires curiosity, many people who carry themselves this way feel unfulfilled, simply because it is not the right type of mental toughness for them.

Often times being emotionally vulnerable can be strengthening, if it is the right temperament for you. Such people will confer with their friends, commiserate with their family, or find strength in sharing their trials and tribulations with others. For other people, a sense of humor allows them to deal with changes and to roll with the punches that life brings their way.

Whatever it is that carries your personality, embrace those natural qualities, whether they be high sensitivity, a sense of humor, or a happy independence. Let one of those qualities carry you through changes and, if you have to, lean into it. Such as, if you do have a sense of humor, and still find yourself feeling overwhelmed or down, remember to push back and make yourself or others laugh.

Remember your individual personality, and find your own strength within it.