“You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.” ― Holly Black
The overuse of the term “strong” in our society has caused a lot of people to develop feelings of being tired or overwhelmed with the amount of strength that is expected from them.
We don’t like putting a lot of effort into being strong, and yet we continue to do it anyway. This is not the only reason why we are tired of being strong. We also feel like there is no one around us that truly cares for us and understands how tough life can get.
We have all been there before. We feel tired of being strong and powerful, so we become vulnerable. We feel our power is limited by how many hours in a day we can be on top of it all.
In this article, we’re going to expand on 8 ways you can survive through tough situations in life while remaining strong.
Why Would You Need to Stay Strong?
Strength is a mental skill that most people fail to develop throughout their lives, but that’s likely because they fail to realize how important it is. You’re always going to be responsible for staying strong during tough times.
But why is that? Society throws so much at us that it feels unfair at times, and while that may be true, it doesn’t change the fact that you’ll still need to show mental strength when the time comes.
○ Your weakness will be exploited
When you have a weakness, being mentally strong is the only way to prevent it from becoming a problem. There are many ways people can be on the lookout for your weaknesses and exploit them.
A person’s mental state is a very open book, and they will always know what your weaknesses are before you do.
People aren’t exactly the kindest these days, and that’s why you’ve always got to keep your wits about you. The moment they sense a small weakness, they will take advantage of you – this is why mental strength is so important.
The ability to say no and remain strong in certain situations is important; otherwise, you’ll be getting stepped on your entire life. You have to master your emotions and never let negative influencers get the best of you.
○ Your future self will be grateful
Your future self is trusting you to develop these skills now, as they’re going to be thankful for it when the time comes. By preparing yourself for the inevitable now, you’re able to take all the weight as they come without worry.
Being strong is a process that needs time and effort. If we make an effort and take time out for meditation and other practices like yoga or exercise, we can get rid of the stress that builds up inside us over time.
We can’t predict what the future holds, but we know that the future will be tough. Strong people are needed now more than ever.
○ Survival of the fittest
The truth is that life will move on, and we can’t stop it. There are some things we can do to help ourselves and others who are struggling to cope with the pain of separation.
Sometimes, the only thing you need is a little bit of hope to get through a difficult time. At times, all we need is a little ray of hope to find solace amidst the struggle.
But remember, no one would come to help you in certain situations. Life is a journey, and there is always light at the end of the tunnel for strong ones. Remember it is survival of the fittest.
8 Wisdom Qualities to Feed into your Mind When you tired of being Strong
You may have noticed that the journey to becoming “strong” isn’t a straightforward one, but that doesn’t mean you don’t stand a chance. With these tips, you should feel much stronger mentally in no time at all.
1. Offer help to those who need it most
By helping those that need it most, you’re showing people that you’re strong enough to bear the burden for both parties (Kindness Matters). Whenever you leap into action and help out, it’s a sign that you’re willing to rise up to any difficulty that comes your way.
Some people don’t get a fair shake at life, and there are others who are in obvious need of help. If you happen to be walking by somebody who clearly needs assistance, do the right thing and help them out.
Not only will this show how dedicated you are to being a stronger person, but it also just puts good energy into the air as well. There’s no telling when that’s going to be paid back, but you can expect it to be paid in full.
2. Realize that some situations cannot be controlled
In order to reduce the stress of being caught in a situation you cannot control, it’s essential to go a step back and realize that there is no point in stressing out over exactly what would happen if.
Just because something isn’t possible doesn’t mean it has to be frustrating. When you see things with a mindset that not everything is controllable, you can put your focus on what really matters – be happy, laugh with your loved ones, and always live with hope.
While other people are worried about situations they cannot control, you can go into them with peace of mind. You know you have the strength to take all the weight, regardless of who’s in charge. So act like it! Some situations will not be created for you specifically and offer a lackluster setting, but who cares?
Show your inner strength and be willing to compromise in situations that you cannot personally control; otherwise, you’ll be giving up your power to those who do.
3. Take joy from life wherever it’s being offered
Life is a gift from the universe. It is our duty to make the most of it and enjoy every moment to its fullest
Life is a long process, and while some say it’s short, it’s the longest thing you’ll ever know. You have to know how to take joy from life whenever it’s being offered up, and that can mean taking solace in even the most trivial events.
Whether it’s finding a dollar somewhere or just chatting with an old friend, there is plenty of joy to be found in life.
Some people get stuck on specific things, and if they don’t achieve them, they feel like their life deserves to be joyless; but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Take advantage of this amazing life you’ve been given a chance to live and find joy wherever you can!
4. Refuse to interact with negative thoughts
One of the most demanding skills in life is learning how to shut off negative thoughts. This skill can also be called self-compassion. It’s about having the ability to stop yourself when you’re in a negative mood or when your thoughts are making you feel weak.
You will have high energy for any work if you stay focused on the task at hand, instead of wasting time with self-talk about how your day was not going well.
It is important to resist the temptation of letting these thoughts take over. By refusing to engage with these thoughts, they lose their power and significantly decrease your chances of developing depression.
While it may seem uncomfortable at first, this practice will become easier as you go on with it consistently.
5. Be willing to ask others for assistance
We are all used to being independent and doing things on our own, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be willing to ask for help when needed. When you are stuck in a problem, it’s okay to ask others for assistance. It’s also okay to admit when you don’t know something.
By asking others for assistance, you’ll be welcoming more friendly energy into your life and lessening the burden on yourself. There’s a reason why friends and family are there to help you out when times get tough!
Life doesn’t have to be a solo game, especially if you don’t want it to be so. There are plenty of situations where asking friends for assistance (or even strangers) will not only be beneficial but also show your true strength.
Those of you who are depressed and going through a rough patch, but remain strong and reach out to friends/family for help, are the true heroes. You are the ones that we all strive to be – because there is no stronger feature than accepting your flaws.
6. Give yourself time to adjust and go through all of your emotions
Despite how strong and tough you appear to be, you deserve the proper amount of time to process and go through all of your emotions. We’ve all got internal struggles that we deal with daily, and sometimes you’ll need some space to deal with it all.
Whenever you keep yourself busy to try and avoid the inner conflict that comes with having negative emotions, it’s a lot like a soda bottle. Shake it up enough, and it’s going to explode when you open the cap!
If you keep all of your emotions bottled up and refuse to acknowledge them, it’s only a matter of time before everything rushes out at once. There are instances where people have this happen and never manage to come out of it.
Do yourself a favor and let the emotions happen naturally. Cry if you need to, and talk to friends about your mental battles if they exist.
7. Use your past experiences to fuel future endeavors
Your past experiences aren’t just useless memories that make up your life, as they can be used to fuel a better future in the meantime. Think back and use all of your wisdom to develop a stronger mind!
There are times where you’ve had to dig deep and push through to finish something, and you can use that to your advantage. Think back to those lessons when things get tough, and remember how strong you can be.
When the time calls for it, you have it in you to achieve greatness. It doesn’t matter how stacked the odds are against you, as long as you use your past experiences to fuel the present! You’ve lived an entire life up until this point, and the fact that you’re still alive alone is enough to warrant you strong.
Life throws everything it can at us; we’ve just got to remember how we handled adversity and apply it to the rest of our time here.
8. Strive for greatness, regardless of the situation
Some of the most successful people are always striving for greatness. They are not afraid to challenge themselves. They are not afraid to take risks and do things that others think they cannot do.
The strongest individuals our world has ever known strived to achieve greatness, as they wanted to make a lasting impact on our society. The need for legacy is constant when it comes to strong-minded people, which means they’re clearly on to something.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going – or so they say. This is an affirmation that many goal-oriented people seek. It is important to understand that when you are faced with difficulties, it is not about what you do or don’t do, but how you react to these events.
You need to have a big aim. This is the key to success. You have to have a goal that is so high, it makes you want to go beyond your limitations and achieve it.
You should always have a big aim, as this will keep you going and motivated through the tough times. The more ambitious your goal becomes, the more empowering it will be for you to achieve strength and personal growth in every area of your life.
Strength is about more than just how much weight you can lift. It is about the power to get up when you are knocked down. It’s about being able to carry your family’s entire life on your back.
Life is full of demands and it’s hard to have the mental capacity required to deal with all of them. Thankfully, you’ll always be able to develop your mental strength and find ways to push forward.
Progression is an integral part of life, but without mental strength, it will be nearly impossible to achieve on your own. If you feel weak and tired of being strong, stop it! You’ve only got one life to live and you cannot let outside influences take over.