13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

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Don’t waste energy trying to change things beyond your control. Instead, control yourself!

You can’t escape misfortune in life. But you can change how you respond to it.

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Mentally strong individuals don’t focus too much on other people’s thoughts and feelings.

if you allow other people to dictate your behavior, you make yourself vulnerable to manipulation.

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mentally strong adults take control of their actions and emotions, refusing to give other people the power to make them feel bad or inferior. The key is to stop trying to please people.

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Remember that taking care of yourself isn’t selfish.

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Fear prevents you from taking risks, changing your daily routine and moving forward.

methodically analyzing a situation can eliminate fear and encourage you to take a leap toward your dreams.Many people also avoid moving forward by dwelling too much on mistakes. Instead of looking for new things to accomplish, we often focus on things that went wrong in the past.

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Change can be scary, whereas stability is comforting. Even when your daily routines are unhealthy, they are still familiar and thus feel safe.Such comforting familiarity can make you overestimate the amount of hassle that a change might bring. And as a result, you shy away from taking any action.

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Small bad habits, like giving up early or seeking immediate results, may be holding you back.

The modern world encourages us to seek instant gratification and immediate results. But most of the time, achieving your goals won’t be easy. You’d better prepare for the long run and use your time and energy wisely – or you’ll just run out of steam!

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Log off Facebook and seek some solitude from the envy and resentment that only hold you back.

do material possessions really matter that much?We need deep, loving relationships more than we need anything else.

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it’s far too easy to lose touch with the values you hold dear if you never experience moments of peace and solitude.

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Learn how to manage your negative emotions to increase your mental strength every day.

Start by taking a close, honest look at your behavior to identify every bad habit that undermines your goals.

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Consider all the things mentally strong people don’t do and find out which ones are present in your own behavior. Then become a stronger person by changing those habits, one by one.

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Many people allow their past to sabotage the present, thinking that anything else would be living in denial. But in fact, refusing to dwell on the past is evidence that you’ve made peace with that period, learned your lessons and have started living your life in the present.

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Final summary

The key message in this book:To become stronger mentally, you have to develop a better understanding of your thoughts, behavior and emotions. Learning to control your emotions and reducing negative feelings will help change your mind-set, allowing you to make decisions which you’ll feel good about.

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About the book:

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do (2014) describes how you can take control of your emotions and make decisions about which you can feel good. With useful tips and practical solutions, this book will help you overcome your fears and start living life more fully.

About the author:

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. In the field of psychology, Morin is a pioneer on the subject of mental strength.