By rachit agarwal

19 WAYS TO MAKE YOURSELF MENTALLY STRONG

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There is a famous saying that "the state of your bed is the state of your head"! There is a lot of truth to that. It seems like a small step but it makes a huge difference when you start your day with this.

Make your bed

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When we are suddenly challenged, we feel angry, frustrated, or even disappointed. Instead, write the positive that will come out of this in a diary.

Write down the positive aspects

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This is a great way to be stronger as it teaches us to rely on ourselves at any moment. You do not need to depend on others for anything not going as planned.

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Be your own best friend daily

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Inspirational quotes

When things get tough, sometimes, inspirational quotes give us a push. So, as a practice, pick up 3 such quotes every day and hand-write them in your diary every day.

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Slowly reduce negative self-talk and motivate yourself with positive thoughts. Say good things to yourself when you wake up. Be your own cheerleader.

Positive self-talk

Positive self-talk

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Do things that leave you feeling joyful. Makes yourself mentally stronger by building positive relationships and letting go of toxic ones. This gives you more energy!

Ditch-draining relationships, activities

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Practice 20 minutes of self-care

It is necessary to take out time for yourself. Do a manicure, a face mask, massage, or even give yourself alone time in the bathroom. Make your own activities and do what makes you feel good.

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As a daily practice, visualise your goals for 10 minutes daily and slowly plan your path to achieving those goals, every day. You align your thoughts that way and it is nothing but positivity.

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clean food

clean food

For good mental health, good and clean food is also necessary. You become what you eat. Reducing inflammatory food as a healthy digestive system means less anxiety.

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Most of us end up complaining about different people, things, and even situations. Instead, practice gratitude. This practice instills positivity and doesn't take a toll on your mental health.

Less complaining

Less complaining

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Being in the moment is what mindfulness truly means here. Stay in that happy mode, don't criticise anything, and look at the positive of that moment.

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8 hours of sleep

When you're too tired, you make poor decisions, your mental strength goes down, and your rational mind turns into a kid's mind. An 8-hour sleep is necessary for de-stressing.

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In self-care, you can do this too. You must have an activity which could be playing something, reading, DIYs, cooking or even cleaning or fixing things.

Do a hobby, activity

Do a hobby, activity

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Consuming content on social media can take a toll on you as most of us are fake on it, keeping our best foot forward. We keep unrealistic expectations so instead, do something better with that time.

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Let go of the people pleasing habit

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In an effort to be a good person, we commit to things we do not want to do. Just stop trying to please everyone. Do what your happiness and mental health allow you.

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Somehow we feel apologetic and start explaining when we say NO. You do not have to explain your actions or validate your decisions.

Say No, don't explain

Say No, don't explain

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Dance, gym, yoga or walk, doing at least one thing daily. This clears your mind, helps you keep fit and takes your mind off things. Make sure you think only about yourself while doing them.

Exercise

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Cut out the word "should"

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The word "should" generally comes when you self criticise or impose yourself on others. Be gentle with yourself and with your language.

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