In the mundane day to day life the constant pressure to succeed, provide, change and grow makes it hard for one to have a stable mind. Albeit one’s hard efforts when competitors still do better and steals away the trophy, the fear of challenge and inability to handle failure can take a toll on oneself. In time of such despair, it is very important to keep faith in yourself and your abilities, and try to regain mental stability.
Do not undermine yourself by thinking that you cannot improve if you are not born with fortitude and confidence. You don’t have to have everything by birth, these are qualities that you can cultivate with time and a little effort. Read further to find out how can you help yourself become more mentally strong and self-dependent.
Engage in self-discipline
Successful people often mention how they don’t cut themselves any slack when it comes to bringing perfection to their work. It is an easy escape to blame others for your, but it doesn’t serve you in the long run. Making notes of things you have done and things you are responsible for can help you improve in life. The more you adapt to this habit, the less you are likely to be fazed by catastrophe.
Step out of your shell
It might feel secure to be in your shell, but that’s where you draw a line between your potential and growth. As a result, when you are given a task or situation that you are not used to, experiencing such suddenness and not being able to handle it takes a toll on your mind. An easy remedy for this is to start with little things that frighten you and build your strength from there. If you are scared of solo trips- go for it, if you can’t understand taxes- sit with a CA and learn, go for outdoor tasks with friends or colleagues. The key is to overcome all small fears and in a whole you will cover almost everything.
Realise your mistakes and find ways to improve
Another habit that can help you grow mentally strong and successful is analyzing your mistakes. It is normal for every human to make mistakes, but your reaction to them is what counts. Running away from the aftermath of your errors will only feed your weakness. If you don’t understand your wrongs then you are likely to repeat it and eventually lose confidence. Therefore, read in to every situation where things were shaky and try to see if things went wrong from your point even a little bit. Figuring that out help you grow wiser and next time you face similar situation you’ll be far more confident about what to do.
Practice saying ‘no’
Although it seems easy, saying ‘no’ becomes harder in certain situations. Especially if you are a junior or the one who judges their own humanity a lot. As a result, you end up taking challenges you are not ready for. You must remember that saying ‘yes’ to people every time is terribly unhealthy. Soon, you will be recognised for your inability to turn things down and find others taking advantage of your time and effort to fulfil their demands and expectations.
Get into the habit of saying ‘no’. Realise how many times people have said it to you.