1. Associating with poisonous people
The people you associate with have an impact on how you think, feel, and act. Engaging with people that lie, gossip, bully, or cheat has a negative impact on your health. People that are mentally strong do not waste their time trying to change harmful people. They set appropriate emotional and physical limits.
2. Extreme self-blame
Thinking that everything is all your responsibility, whether it’s a failed relationship or an accident, will alter your perception of yourself and the world around you. It is not always possible to prevent negative things from happening. People that are mentally strong accept responsibility. They recognize that they are responsible for their choices, but they also recognize that there are elements beyond their control, such as the state of the economy, the weather, and the choices of others.
3. Pursuing Happiness
Thinking you have to be happy all of the time is a bad idea. Momentary pleasure is not the same as long-term satisfaction. Mentally strong people are willing to put in the effort required to achieve contentment. They refuse to give in to ephemeral pleasures or immediate gratification. They seek ways to create a brighter future by setting long-term goals.
4. Maintaining comfort
Staying within your comfort zone may appear to be the secret to feeling happy in life. But avoiding discomfort always ends up backfiring. Mentally strong people test their limits, face their fears, and venture into unknown areas. They know that being uneasy is tolerable and allowing themselves to understand discomfort is the key to living a better life.
5. The victim mindset
Thinking that the world and its inhabitants are out to get you will keep you from being your best. In reality, blaming all of your issues on outside factors means you’ll never accept responsibility for your life. Even in the face of sad situations, mentally strong people recognize their choices. They concentrate on what they can manage and refuse to waste time throwing pity parties.