It can be difficult to function when faced with life’s inevitable obstacles, such as health problems, work stress, or financial difficulties. Some people are reluctant to act out of concern that they will make the situation worse. Some people lose control and start acting impulsively without carefully considering their options. But intelligent people can keep going even when everything around them crumbles.
They are able to navigate challenging circumstances by effectively controlling their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. In fact, adversity frequently makes people stronger. After going through a trying time, they might even feel happier, healthier, and more optimistic. My research for my book, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” and my work as a therapist have shown me that mentally strong people use the following coping mechanisms to keep going even when it seems like their world is imploding:
They remind themselves that they are stronger than their minds have allowed them to believe when their thoughts turn unnecessarily negative. They can develop the confidence they need to deal with whatever life throws at them by speaking to themselves in a way that reminds them of difficult situations they have previously overcome. Even in the most difficult situations, mentally strong people prioritise caring for their bodies and minds because they are aware that neglecting either will make it more difficult to handle stress.