mental strength

10 Traits of Mentally Strong People

1. They are able to stay calm, and maintain self-control.

2. They have clear boundaries between themselves and other people.

3. They respect their own and others’ boundaries.

4. They don’t become defensive, or feel completely crushed, when someone is critical of them or their work.

5. Where appropriate … they are able to take their fair share of the blame, and are quick to apologize when they are in the wrong.

6. They are flexible, and willing to adapt or change.

7. They know their limitations, and are happy to be helped.

8. They forgive themselves willingly – and then move on with life.

9. They don’t bear grudges, or play games with people’s feelings.

10. They are responsible, persistent, and are people of their word.

Three! Weeks! In!

Welcome to the third week of our Mental Health Month prompts. We just finished up a week of posting it for each other. This week? We’re posting it for reflection. We want to give you the opportunity to look back on your personal experiences with mental health: the struggles you have overcome, or something you’re dealing with right now. We’re all a work in progress, and that’s okay. You can follow through however you please, including using some of our prompts below. Just don’t forget to tag it with #postitforward so other people can easily find it:

  • Make a post sharing your personal experiences with mental health. It can be a GIF, a text post, a video—whatever feels right to you.
  • Share a list of things you know now that you wish you knew then.
  • Here’s a thank you card. Reblog to thank yourself for being so strong, or reblog and tag someone who might have helped you through something.
  • Post a quote that helps you get through tough times.
  • Create a chat post conversation between you and your younger self.
  • Make a video talking about something you overcame.
  • Share a song that’s important to you, and tell your followers why.

We can’t wait to see these posts start rolling through our dashboards.

A small text addendum: We have some special Answer Times coming up that are centered around Mental Health Month. On the docket this week:

You will become what you think about most; your success or failure in anything, large or small, will depend on your programming and what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself. It is no longer a success theory; it is a simple, but powerful, fact. Neither luck nor desire has the slightest thing to do with it. It makes no difference whether we believe it or not. The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice.

Shad Hemstetter

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do:

Hey y'all, I’ve been dealing with pressure, anxiety & some life changes & I found this wonderful info about mental strength by Amy Morin. Here’s her full list with explanation ++ her awesome Tedx Talk which i also ♥︎. 

I hope this helps someone out there as much as it did for me :)
You can always, love me a question if you have any, but i’ll answer them when i get back (cuz the post is on q lels)

  1. They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
  2. They don’t give away their power.
  3. They don’t shy away from change.
  4. They don’t focus on things they can’t control.
  5. They don’t worry about pleasing everyone.
  6. They don’t fear taking calculated risks.
  7. They don’t dwell on the past.
  8. They don’t make the same mistakes over and over.
  9. They don’t resent other people’s success.
  10. They don’t give up after the first failure.
  11. They don’t fear alone time.
  12. They don’t feel the world owes them anything.
  13. They don’t expect immediate results.
I have found that
the greatest monsters of the world
more often than not
exist not as bad people
or bad things
but bad thoughts.
—  d.c.

Self-confidence is not about how much you know and how much you’ve gained. It’s about having trust in your ability to learn new information and find new ways. Feeling secure isn’t about knowing you’re safe on top of the mountain, it’s about trusting in your ability to climb it again if you should fall.

Emily Maroutian

Robbie being unintentionally good at dealing with the children’s flaws.

Stingy claims everything as his? Robbie figures he’d never had something that was truly his and helps him make his own clothes. That are his only, have only ever been his and were made specifically for him.

Trixie causes trouble left and right? She needs attention, she is bored. So he entertains her and puts her in charge of something so she can feel important.

Ziggy is obsessed with sweets? Let him eat all the candy he wants. After a day of stomach pain and nausea he’ll never want so much candy again. Some things you have to experience to know they’re not good for you.

Pixel doesn’t like social interactions and sometimes spends hours playing video games right until the next morning? Robbie teaches him ways how to cope with being an introvert and feeling overwhelmed by sensations and explains things to the other children so they can be considerate. As for the gaming, the power goes out suspiciously often lately…

And what about Stephanie? Well, sometimes she can be a bit forceful and stubborn and can’t see other people’s side of the argument. So Robbie, simply by telling her no and annoyedly pointing out the things she missed/ignored, helps her be less narrow-minded.

And he does all of that unintentionally. He just does it without second thought, as if that’s normal and obvious while Sportacus stands flabbergasted and very much in love.