As I sit here awake at 1:30 in the morning, unable to sleep despite having to wake up in 5 hours for work, I’m dwelling on a lot of things that have been going on in my life personally. Mostly family stuff.
I did what I’m sure any person awake at 1:30 in the morning and on the computer would do, and I checked into Facebook. A friend had posted an article on Forbes, titled, “Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid”. I scrolled past it, not really interested in reading anything in depth, but then changed my mind and went back to it. I’m glad I did.
You can read the whole article here, but I wanted to share the keypoints:
13 Things Mentally Strong People Do Not Do:
- Waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
- Give away their power.
- Shy away from change.
- Waste energy on things they can’t control.
- Worry about pleasing others.
- Fear taking calculated risks.
- Dwell on the past.
- Make the same mistakes over and over.
- Resent other people’s success.
- Give up after failure.
- Fear alone time.
- Feel the world owes them anything.
- Expect immediate results.
I am not saying, by any means, that I am these things. The reason I’m sharing this is because I struggle with almost all of these things, but it gave me something to think about in the face of a lot of grief recently over events that are out of my control. Number 4 and 5 in particular. I may need to get these two tattooed on the inside of my wrists, so that I can be reminded of them every day and try to be a mentally stronger person.
Now if only I could be an emotionally stronger person.