How to be emotionally strong

author-image-codeofliving   by Osman Abraham — 4 months 2 weeks ago

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Many people have outbursts of emotion in difficult situations. They become overwhelmed or even paralyzed and face a lack of self- control.

People who are more resilient in such situations are known as emotionally strong. These people face their life challenges directly and are able to endure stress and whatever else life chucks at them.

Everybody has the ability to become emotionally strong, but only through persistence.

Optimistic, Constructive Thinking

The first thing you need to change is your thinking. Everything in “your” life is a reflection of “your” thoughts.

If you want to see hope, you will see hope. If you want to see despair, you will see despair.

Mold your thoughts so that you help yourself. Why would you want to deliberately make yourself feel worse?

If you simply think and believe in a more positive, constructive way, you will become more emotionally robust in difficult situations.

“Things will happen in your life that you can't stop, but that's no reason to shut out the world. There's a purpose for the good and for the bad." - Crazy Pete

Self Confidence

If you believe in yourself and give yourself assurance in hard times, you will gain emotional strength, this happens because confidence allows you to be more in control.

So for example when a confident person is confronted by a difficult situation he is able to believe in himself and is able to control his emotional whims.

While when a less confident person is confronted by a difficult situation he doesn’t believe in himself and due to that is overcome by emotion and rather loses control.

Become more Flexible

Life is like a rollercoaster. You can’t expect to always stay on top of a hill, or in the middle of a loop. You have to be able to adjust to your situation.

There are going to bad days and difficult times, and you are going to have to manage.

If you can change your perspective about life in difficult situations, it will give you emotional power.

Look forward to better days and understand that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Accentuate the positive, 
Eliminate the negative, 
Latch on to the affirmative, 
And don't mess with Mister-In-Between.