Ways of Improving Mental Toughness

Everyone goes through times in their life where they have no motivation to do work or exercise, or keep on with a cycle of procrastination that ends in frustration and a lack of productivity. One way around this is to learn mental toughness; something which allows you to use your time in the best way possible and to achieve your goals.

Mental toughness is something which is taught or learned and practiced so that it becomes second nature. This process can be started with a counseling session, a heart to heart with a close friend or perhaps just a session with a notepad and pen to write down or identify exactly where your mental weaknesses lie. Following that you might want to make a plan or a rota regarding the part of your life that needs improvement, or the part of your personality that needs strengthening. For instance, you might have very little will power. In which case you should make a daily or weekly schedule of practicing giving something up. Do make sure these are very tiny things though as you don’t want to compromise your quality of life!

Another thing that should be incorporated into mental toughness training is meditation. When you try to change the way that you think and the way that you try to discipline yourself it can be very confusing to your brain. Essentially you have your desires battling against what you know you should be doing and in order to give yourself time to reflect upon this, you should either relax and give yourself time to think about it, or learn meditation as a way of clearing the disruption up inside your head. Meditation doesn’t need to be carried out every single day but it does need to be regular, perhaps three half an hour sessions per week.

With time you’ll find that your mental toughness skills can be applied to almost anything in your life. If you’re a sensitive soul then you will learn to cope better with distressing or unpleasant situations using concentration, willpower and simply not letting it get to you. What’s most important here is your confidence to know that you are very much capable of getting through bad situations and that there’s no need to break down or worry about them afterwards either. This is one of the things you should repeat to yourself whilst practicing mental toughness.

The great thing about mental toughness is that it’s like confidence. The more you practice it, the more comfortable and confident you get. You get a bigger buzz and want to try things more, which only reinforces what you’ve already learned. Soon mental toughness becomes an integral part of the way you function on a day to day basis. It is possible change the way that you discipline yourself, but it takes a lot of time, effort and organization. Once you have discussed with a third party where your weaknesses or problems lie and the best way to tackle them you can begin. There are no guidelines here as you know how to change things for yourself best.

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