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Is it possible to be mentally and emotionally strong ? If yes then How ?

  1. Dinesh1chaudhary profile image61
    Dinesh1chaudharyposted 2 years ago

    Is it possible to be mentally and emotionally strong ? If yes then How ?

  2. Sakshi Davessar profile image68
    Sakshi Davessarposted 2 years ago

    Yes its possible. this is what i feel :
    Try to spend more of your time with your near and dear ones i.e  parents and family and friends. you will realize that you always have one or other supporter by your side. This keeps you emotionally strong.

    Secondly, try to watch movies or serials that are lighter ( i mean that involves fun ) . This makes you understand that you can be happy for a while irrespective of the problems in life. this will keep you mentally strong.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago


    You have this question listed under the category of Gender and Relationships, Romantic Intimacy, Relationships & Friendships.
    This seems to imply your reference to being mentally and emotionally strong is specifically related to a possible breakup or issues in a romantic relationship rather than simply being strong because one lost their job or is having challenges reaching some noble goal.
    Being mentally and emotionally strong is about holding onto your principles. Know yourself, Love yourself, Trust yourself.
    When a person has healthy self-esteem and knows what it is they want out of life as well as being unwilling to sell themselves short they're likely to look out for them self. Having "deal breakers" and boundaries along with a (personal) life philosophy keeps a person grounded.
    You're not likely to fly in whatever direction the wind blows or simply trying to be what other people want you to be.
    You have to want to love yourself enough not to be taken advantage of and honestly feel you're deserving of being with someone who loves and appreciates you for who you are.
    A mentally and emotionally strong person also accepts the reality that they aren't going to get everything they want. Being realistic and keeping things in perspective also helps one to avoid feeling completely devastated when things go wrong.
    "A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn."
    Having supportive friends and family members to spend time with also helps on to recover in difficult times.
    Learning to compartmentalize one's life is also helpful. While things may be going bad in one area of your life you realize there are still other things going well. Someone may have a great career but not be in a relationship or vice versa. They don't simply decide life isn't worth living just because {one area} of their life isn't where they want it to be! Instead they pour their energy into those things that are going well and eventually things improve overall.
    They realize bad times are temporary. Storms eventually pass.
    Last but not least it helps to read books and listen to those that offer inspiring messages. Some people enjoy how they feel after working out, meditating, taking long walks or a jog while listening to music on their iPod. You have to be your on cheerleader in a world which is often filled with negativity. Mentally and emotionally strong people love and respect themselves!
    "Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all."

    1. Sakshi Davessar profile image68
      Sakshi Davessarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      amazing explanation

  4. RLWalker LM profile image76
    RLWalker LMposted 2 years ago

    I couldn't answer this with any kind of certainty but I can think of a number of possible answers and so would like to share them.

    First thing to define what it means to be mentally and emotionally strong. This must mean in a broad sense, not being victim to mood swings and self defeating thoughts. One way might be to not have emotion or never think negatively about yourself, but that is unrealistic and impractical unless you're an A grade psychopath in which case you have more severe problems to deal with.

    Then the question becomes, how to deal with emotion and self defeating thoughts?

    Self defeating thoughts are a branch off the old tree of critical thinking. When it it gets a little out of hand and focused towards your own capabilities and weaknesses to the point that it becomes an undue hindrance, meaning the obstacle that stops you from striking a conversation with your future wife when you are perfectly capable, not the one that stops you jumping off a bridge, then it is self defeating thought. As with all thought, it is enough to see the thought for what it is to overcome it. Time and attention will apply your innate intelligence to overcome them.

    The real problem is that as with thought in general, they tend to drive emotion.

    Overcoming emotion, is much harder, but surprisingly involves the same basic mechanism of hosing them down with your attention. With emotion, you should never try to inhibit, or distract yourself from it. When you do they become stronger over time. All one has to do is accept the feeling of it and allow it to flow, but without acting on it or letting it drive your thought process which is in itself a kind of action. The true secret to being emotionally strong is the willingness to feel it completely without the impulsive readyness to act upon it. If you practice this you may notice an improvement the very first time you try it. Just feel it, that is the whole method.

    Within a short time your brain and body will come to learn its ability to handle emotion without feeding it, just by not doing anything or thinking too much while feeling it completely.

    Emotional strength is more powerful than mental strength because with it you can strengthen your resolve, focus and courage by knowing your emotional resilience and developing healthy emotional characteristics. And it will make you a healthy, happy, real person.

    1. Sakshi Davessar profile image68
      Sakshi Davessarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      very well said