03/07/2023 / Mental Health and Wellness

Signs of Mentally Strong People

Our habits are signs of our mental wellbeing. Are your habits a sign of mentally strong individual?

Signs of Mentally Strong People
Juveriya Anwar MominJuveriya Anwar Momin
Juveriya Anwar Momin
Pharmacist, Research Associate
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In our life, we all have experienced at least 1 critical situation that leaves a huge impact on our personality and mental health. The critical situation may be a corporate environment, a struggling relationship, familial issues, or most common of all having a toxic friend. 

Your personality is a reflection of your thoughts and mindset, which sharpens with experience, habits, and a strong mindset.

What is Mental Health?

As per WHO, mental health is a state of well-being where an individual realizes his/her own abilities to cope with normal stresses of life and work productively and fruitfully.

But this does not coincide with real-life situations many times. Even though we are healthy, deep down we are struggling with many emotions at one time as a consequence of life situations.

In conclusion, mental health is a dynamic state where an individual uses their abilities in conformity with the universal values of society.

 This includes basic cognitive and social skills, the ability to recognize, express and modulate one’s own emotions as well as of others. 

What Makes You Mentally Strong?

Mental health is a combination of key aspects given by WHO, that is positive emotions and positive functioning.

What makes you mentally strong?

The key component of mental health:

1.   Emotional well-being-

  •       Happiness,

  •       Satisfaction

  •     Interest in life.

2.   Psychological well-being-

  •       Personality

  •       Managing responsibilities of daily life

  •       Good relationship with others

3.   Social well-being-  

  •       Social contribution (having something to contribute to society)  

  •       Social integration (feeling part of the community)

  •       Social coherence (making sense of social work).

Strong mental health comprises 3 domains-

1.   Self-realization-

One is fully aware of his/her potential.

2.   Sense of mastery-

Mastery over the environment, respect for the environment, and for one’s own and other’s freedom.

3. Sense of autonomy-

The ability to identify, confront, and solve problems.

12 Signs of a Mentally Strong Personality

The ability to perceive reality as it is with the skills of managing emotional, psychological, and physical well-being, is what determines the mentally strong people.

12 signs of a mentally strong personality

Here are signs of mentally strong people-

1. Sense of self-sufficiency-

You do not fear being alone. You aren’t afraid of the people leaving their life.

You know how to handle their emotions, and don’t rely on people for their emotions.

You always keep yourself busy with reading, learning, or practicing your skills.

2. Accepting the reality-

No matter how harsh the reality is, you precisely understand the situation with observations and common sense.

You chose reasons and logic over emotions. You are aware of prioritizing your time and focusing on the present.

3. Flexibility and adaptability-

You know how to be flexible with situations and opportunities for a better future.

Being adaptable to any situation is a sign of awareness, you quickly adapt to the changes for any unexpected problems.

Mentally strong people prepare for every possible outcome of any situation.

4. Sense of control-

you understand and accept the factors that you can and cannot control.

Focusing on the things that you can control will give you a sense of happiness and gives you more understanding of new opportunities.

5.   Less is more-

You keep your life low-key. You have your small friends and family quality circle. You don’t try to change anyone around you.

You deeply care about your loved ones. You actively build a better life for yourself with confidence and trust.

6.   Helping others-

You are willing to help others, for their growth. Helping others gives you satisfaction. You are aware of the fact you are solely responsible for your life choices.

7.   Healthy relationship-

You treat others equally, and you respect their time, boundaries, and their thoughts.

You look for honesty. You make the decision with the sense of what is right and wrong and not under emotional pressure.

8.   Not everybody likes you-

You don’t please everyone, as there are people who dislike you anyways. It’s human nature towards people. 

You accept the social rejection confidently and work on your flaws.

9.   Time management-

You manage your day to utilize the time precisely. At last, you will get the results.

10. Mandatory me time-

Your body needs a break from your busy and hectic life. Daily exercise and a break from work enhance your efficiency.

11.  Clear with the choices-

Mentally strong people are clear with their goals and chosen path. They barely get distracted.

Always look for opportunities.

12.   Accept the discomfort-

Mentally strong people value the time and cost of achieving their goals. You are willing to take risks and accept the temporary discomfort.

You respect the opportunity and make the calculative risks.

Six Things Mentally Strong People Do

To have a balance in your life, you have to make a few changes in your daily routine and follow them with discipline. This gives you a sense of achievement and confidence.

You become stronger mentally and physically.

Here are 6 things mentally strong people do-

1.   They prioritize their time and sleep.

2.   They are ready to face the consequences.

3.   They do not repeat their mistakes, they learn from the past and take the risk.

4.   They accept failures.

5.   They appreciate others success.

6.   They understand the value of alone time.

Habits of Mentally Strong People:

Your daily habits determine your dedication, your mindset, and your hunger to achieve your goals.

If you observe you will realize people who are mentally strong and disciplined usually have a boring life. Because life with good habits and discipline only keeps you close to your goals.

To build a strong mindset you need to modify your habits, here are a few habits of mentally strong people-

  • Work on your weakness and strengths-

appreciate others’ opinions and words. Analyze your weaknesses and start improving them day by day.

  • Engage yourself in new learning-

There are always plenty of activities where you can hold your command with your practice and learning.

  • Don’t overthink-

Instead of overthinking, accept the reality, accept your mistakes, and learn from them. Not down your mistakes and never repeat them again.

Utilize that time in problem-solving and plan ahead.

  • Understand to control your fears- be ready to surprise and unplanned events. Calmly observe the situation and take the required actions.

  • Engage in self-care- Daily exercise/meditation and eating healthy keep you going. Recharge yourself with a minimum of 7 hours of sleep.

  • Take a one-day break, and do all the fun activities you want to, you need to have a work-life balance.

  • Respect your time- it is important to manage your time and follow it anyways. Stick to your routine.

  • Don’t apologize for your time, money, and health. That’s why it is necessary to have some boundaries in life.

Take Home Points

  •   Mentally strong people don’t do anything special; they just stick to their habits.

  •   You can also be a mentally strong individual; you just need to have an engaging routine and willingness to grow.

  • Mental health is a dynamic state where an individual uses their abilities to have a good work life balance.

  • You can train your mind by doing certain things regularly, this way you become more focused and disciplined.

  • Self-car is one of the most important factors to be considered. Have a healthy lifestyle and grow day by day.


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