Are you mentally strong?

I found this on Pinterest today and when I read through them it made me think. I don’t practise some of these things that “mentally strong” people do. Maybe I should start. Have a read and let me know how you get on…..

Mentally strong

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11 thoughts on “Are you mentally strong?

    • I think that’s the point. Some people are naturally mentally strong but others have to expend precious energy in the effort to be stronger. I know this is difficult for me and I use a lot of energy trying to be stronger.

  1. Reblogged this on my journey thru M.E. and commented:
    This post really made me think.

    Before I was forced to embark on my journey thru ME/CFS, when I was / thought I was “well” I can’t claim to have had many, if any, of these attributes to my name. I wasn’t mentally strong. I didn’t know that then, it’s only with the beauty of hindsight that I see it now.

    And now many more of these attributes ring true for me. ME/CFS has led me on a journey towards mental strength.

    It makes me think, when we are mentally less strong, are we physically weaker too? I would hazard a guess as yes. And so if mental weakness contributes to physical weakness then surely that means it leads to / can contribute to illness, especially chronic illness such as ME/CFS.

    The mind, meaning the brain and neurology, and the body are intrinsically linked, yet western medicine is only beginning to get to grips with such thinking.

    This is all just my bed time hypothesising, over to you, what do you think? The less mentally strong you are the more susceptible to illness you become? Seems logical to me.

    • In essence I think you are right but being the ultimate idealist, a lot of these attributes seem very selfish to me. Perhaps that is the product of a lifetime of low self esteem I’m not sure but I am finding that the only way I can survive is by changing my outlook to a ” I don’t care” one. It’s not that I don’t care, far from it, but I can’t waste my energy caring. I find that very sad and I am not the person I really want to be (if that makes sense)

      • That does make sense. I know exactly what you mean. I can see how you can class the traits as selfish. I guess there’s a fine line between looking out for yourself for the good of your own health and taking it too far and it becomes selfish. I would hope that being mentally strong keeps you on the right side of the line.

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