13 Things Mentally Strong People Do

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I’ll admit I can be an emotional, hot mess on my bad days. I am not indestructible. Everyone has times when life gets to them, but the key is to make sure those days are few and far between. I’ve done this by focusing on the 13 things I’ve learned that mentally strong people do.

 

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Learning To Trust Myself

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Everybody wants to be liked. It’s human nature. I tried for many years to create what I thought was the best version of myself according to society’s standards. This included maintaining honors in school, not partying/being trashy, having a boyfriend that I could marry after college, and obtaining a respectable job with a good income.

I accomplished all of the things I set out to do. I knew I looked good to the outsiders. My family was proud of me. People commented on how well I did for myself.

I’m not saying these are bad goals, but they weren’t purely mine. I based them on what I thought people wanted out of me.

I spent a lot of time becoming the person I thought I should be rather than who I was meant to be.

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