BY JOYCE ANN ISIDRO
Mentally strong people embrace conflict and failure as inevitable parts of life, and instead of wallowing in self-pity or criticism, they learn from their mistakes to improve and avoid repeating them.
Mentally strong people understand that making mistakes is human, but they avoid repeating them as it can harm their mental health and make it less likely to be forgiven.
Mentally strong people avoid dwelling on past mistakes and instead focus on learning from them to make better choices in the future.
Mentally strong people focus on what they can control in the present and don't waste energy worrying about things beyond their control, recognizing that it's the only thing worth dedicating their energy towards.
Mentally strong people refuse to sacrifice their true selves to please others and know that those who truly love them will accept them for who they are.
Mentally strong people acknowledge the desire to be liked, but prioritize their own opinions and those of loved ones over seeking validation from others, recognizing that worrying too much about bad opinions can lead to self-sabotage.
Self-sabotage occurs when individuals undermine their own goals and values due to fear of failure or unrealistically high standards, but mentally strong people avoid it by practicing self-compassion and forgiveness while still holding themselves accountable.
Mentally strong people take ownership of their mistakes and avoid making excuses, as they understand that accountability is necessary for self-growth, while still being willing to take calculated risks.
Mentally strong people calculate risks based on reason rather than emotion and recognize that fear can lead to unrealistic worries, allowing them to take calculated risks even with the possibility of stumbling or falling down.
Envy can be a natural emotion, but mentally strong people don't let it turn into resentment and instead use it to identify what they want, recognizing that knowing what you want is the first step to reaching goals.