How to Become Emotionally Strong


Some people are more resilient than others, but most people have the capacity to become emotionally strong. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed, the emotionally strong face up to challenges. If you have emotional strength, you may not be laughing your way through difficulties, but you have the ability to withstand stress and get through whatever life throws you.

  • Set a goal to become emotionally strong. Just making the decision is a step. Don't just wish for it. Move away from the contemplation stage and decide you will succeed.

  • Change your thoughts. This won't seem natural at first, but it will get easier. Coach yourself to start talking to yourself differently during a tough time. Say "I can handle this problem," instead of "I know I can't cope with this."

  • Practice moving outside your comfort zone, which will be uncomfortable at first. Given a choice between growth and comfort, most people choose comfort.

  • Take small steps, and don't try to do it all at once. If you're not physically demonstrative, you are most likely not going to start hugging all your friends. Try just touching them on the shoulder. It may not seem like much to others, but for you, it may be a big step.

  • Expect people close to you to resist your change and maybe complain about it. And if nobody is complaining, you're probably not experiencing a significant amount of growth.

  • Recognize the change to gain emotional strength won't happen instantly. It's a process, not an event.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are experiencing severe anxiety, you should get professional help.

Related Searches

Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Be Tough

    Life isn't always fair so we have to get tough. Being tough doesn't always mean being the bully on the block. We...

  • How to Be Mentally Strong

    There are many benefits to being mentally strong. Your confidence will automatically increase, as will your ability to make sound decisions. Difficult...

  • How to Become Stronger

    If you’re looking to build strength, chalk out time from your calendar for regular strength-focused weight training workouts. Weight training workouts place...

  • How to Be a Stronger Person

    Become a stronger person by developing courage, confidence and resilience to withstand stress. Strength is a skill that can be developed to...

Related Searches

Check It Out

This Is the Beauty Routine of a Yelp Sales Manager

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!