Mental Grit:Need of the Hour

Being mentally strong is one of the most toughest things, be it in times of an adversity or a calamity which puts your life upside down. Mental strength can be one of the factors behind success in various fields, mental strength is an integral component which is necessary for the survival of the fittest. Many a times in our daily lives thousands of hindrances can appear from nowhere and we require mental strength to overcome them and at the same time maintain a balance in our daily lives. We have thousands of mentors, gurus and psychologists who inspire us with their wise words to be mentally strong.

 According to the researchers Graham Jones, Sheldon Hanton, and Declan Connaughton Mental Strength is “Having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables you to: generally, cope better than your opponents with the many demands (competition, training, lifestyle) that sport places on a performer; specifically, be more consistent and better than your opponents in remaining determined, focused, confident, and in control under pressure.”

Many a times for a student to succeed in his/her academic area it does it’s not the IQ which is important rather it’s the mental strength and this has been proven by psychologists, Mental strength can help you win your weak areas/Situations as if one has grit and determination he/she can achieve anything they put their mind on. EQ,SQ and AQ play an important role as well.

One should be able to overcome hurdles without letting it affect their daily life and emotional wellbeing and for this one requires mental strength and a great amount of grit. Mental strength is a component which helps one confront and overcome difficult times.

There are many tips and tricks which one should adopt to increase their mental strength which can really be difficult in tough times.

Overcome Negative Thoughts-

This is not easy for all of us, but this is one of the main hindrances which keeps us lagging behind and to overcome negative thoughts one has to bring in positive ones as negative thoughts can sprout like a seed and can poison the brain like a weed, they can become a hindrance and a barrier in moving further.

  • To be more productive-

Being productive keeps our minds busy and hence away from the unwanted thoughts, it can be anything like reading a book, walking, painting or even dancing. It allows us to come out of the whirlpool of pain and sorrow and also keeps our mind busy as we are engaged in certain activities.

  • Use your mental energy appropriately-

To use you energy in the required processes that is to not waste your mental energy in areas which can break you and mentally drain you. As using your mental energy towards the right path will benefit you and using it in the wrong way will increase stress, burden and will affect your mental health.

  • Positive thinking and core beliefs-

One of the other ways to increase metal strength is by attributing positive thoughts and beliefs towards our future prospects and to evaluate, change and strengthen our core beliefs.eg-if you feel that you will never be able to get the first place in a competition, your chances of losing increase five times as you would lack the will, determination, grit and mental strength to achieve first place. Such weak core beliefs hamper your mental strength instead if you think I will be able to achieve the first position in the competition your chances of winning double as you will work hard with will, grit and determination and you will stay positive.

These are just some of the ways to become head strong and increase your mental strength. Mental strength has become a necessity to overcome the tumultuous times in this twisted life and achieve all our goals in life.

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