3 Ways to Build YOUR Mental Strength During These Times

By Sahana Golla, Ultimate Spark! Coaching Junior Coach

“It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you, if you allow it.”

Have you ever wanted to do more, achieve more, be more? I know I have! Does it ever seem like there is not enough time in the day to get done what you want to accomplish? Are you tired of being stuck in what feels like Groundhog’s day?

Do you feel as though you are on your phone too much constantly scrolling through social media seeing what others accomplish? This needs to change right here and right now! I will be your accountability partner, role model, and life coach.

I will show you how to open up the pathway to success and fulfillment in your life by staying on track with your goals so that you can have a newfound sense of accomplishment. Mental strength is key to being more productive, efficient, independent, and dependable.

So first of all what is mental strength? Mental strength is defined as “the ability of an individual to effectively deal with challenges, pressures, and stressors to present their best performance regardless of circumstances”. The ability of a person to develop mental strength shows self-discipline, self-control, and self-awareness.

The mind and the body working together can achieve great outcomes! This is according to the old adage that you are probably familiar with, “You can accomplish anything you set your mind to.” So let’s dive straight into 3 ways you can build your mental strength starting today.

1. Learn how to think for yourself. The first step to embracing your own spunky, rockstar personality is to be able to think for yourself and love who you are. Stop relying on other people to make decisions for you.

You know what they say, “If you don’t create the life of your dreams, someone else will shape your life for you.” Do not go with the herd mentality and jump on the bandwagon. Instead, learn to objectively process decision making factors and criteria and be able to critically think for yourself what the best decision to make is by judging the outcomes.

2. Eliminate distractions. To work efficiently, productively, and effectively you should try to eliminate distractions as much as possible.

  • Try to find a quiet workplace where you get into the groove and find your flow.

  • Leave your phone in a different room, and unplug all your other devices if technology is not needed for your work.

  • Try out the Pomodoro technique by setting a timer for 25 minutes of focused work followed by a 5 minute break.

3. Meditate.

It’s really that simple. Find a time of day where you can be alone, and you are relaxed. Either by yourself, or using a guided meditation app, such as Headspace or Synctuition, channel your inner mindfulness. Meditation is a great lifelong habit. Mastering the art of meditation has several health benefits, including, but not limited to, the following: better concentration, increased focus, reduced stress, and enhanced self-awareness.

Keep in mind that this will all take time, so exercise patience while you gradually get the hang of these life-changing practices.

Building mental strength is a great way to feel more accomplished, and it strengthens your individual resilience, resolve, and determination. It will fuel your will, and in turn will help you to make better, more outcome-weighed, objective decisions based on what is best for you.

It will also help you to use your time more efficiently and productively. The most important benefit, however, to mental strength is the following:

You will be courageous in your unique approach to life and will be unstoppable.

- Sahana Golla