Having mental strength will help you through any journey that you decide to embark on. It can be extremely helpful when going through recovery and even after recovery when you are staying sober. Mental strength is defined as “a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances.” In order to become mentally strong you must learn how to regulate your thoughts, manage your emotions, and behave productively. It is not something that you gain overnight. Building mental strength takes time and hard work, just as anything else you learn does, the the results can be very rewarding.
How Mental Strength is Helpful
1. Having mental strength will allow you to think realistically. Not all the thoughts we have are true thoughts and sometimes people can allow their thoughts to get in the way of what they want to do. If you are going through recovery, thinking things such as “I’m not good enough” is not going to help you accomplish your goal. Having mental strength allows you to recognize untrue thoughts and replace them will more realistic ones.
2. Any journey is sure to be filled with emotions, some of which are ones that people generally do not enjoy experiencing. Some people let their emotions take over and get in the way of their success. Having mental strength gives you the power to control your emotions by becoming aware of them and dealing with them in the correct way.
3. Mental strength will also help you by increasing your productive behavior. Mentally strong people realize the things they cannot change and so they focus their energy on the things that they can do to push them closer to their end goal.
Click HERE for the full article by Amy Morin on Psychology Today.