Emotionally strong people often have numerous healthy habits any other person would envy. They know how to manage their thoughts, emotions, actions and behaviors to ensure they are successful in life.

If you’re unsure about your emotional strength, keep reading to find out what makes an emotionally strong person different from an emotionally weak one:

  1. They don’t feel sorry for themselves

    Emotionally strong people don’t waste time in self-pity. They don’t ponder over the negative circumstances of their life and worry about how others may have treated them. On the contrary, they take complete accountability for their role in life and work on changing things that can be changed while bearing in mind that life is not always fair. They know that they have to face challenges in life. However, they don’t let happiness replace their problems but work on dealing with them and resolving them. They don’t cry over spilt milk.

  2. They don’t let negativity get the best of them

    Emotionally strong people understand that their brain can tune out negativity in order to make more room for positivity. They walk away from nonsense and don’t waste their time in irrelevant conflicts.

  3. They don’t compare and despair

    Social comparison zaps joy. When you do your best, you don’t have to compare your level of progress with the next person’s. Learn to beat your own personal best.

  4. They don’t worry about being more happy

    Emotionally strong people are aware that happiness is a mindset of satisfaction and appreciation. In simpler words, happiness does not have to come after having this or doing that. Happiness is a current state which is there because you appreciate what you have and what you have achieved so far.

  5. They don’t feel jealous of other people’s success

    Emotionally strong people are good sports. They don’t resent other people for their success, but instead, they appreciate and celebrate it. They don’t feel the need to compare, nor do they feel envious when someone else achieves something they want. They understand that success is a result of hard work and have a mindset that they will work hard to succeed as well. Resentment is a sign of lack of self-esteem. Why hate when you know you’re great?

  6. They know life isn’t easy

    Emotionally strong people don’t give up because of failures and delays. Instead, they utilize failure as a means of improving themselves. They’ll keep trying until they achieve their goals. The goal can be anything, from getting fit to having a successful business – they know results aren’t going to be immediate.

  7. They know they “can”

    Emotionally strong people don’t say “I can’t.” They don’t use lack of resources as an excuse to stop trying. When they really want something, they will find a way. If a person doesn’t want something badly enough, he or she will continuously make excuses and procrastinate. Stop wishing and start doing.

  8. They don’t let temptations distract them

    Temptations and dreams are different. If you let transitory temptations take control and distract you from what you really want and deserve, chances are you may delay fulfilling your dreams. Prioritize tasks and save the short-lived temptations for later.

  9. They don’t just settle for anything

    You need to be patient and work hard to get what you deserve. You shouldn’t just settle for anything because you know you’re better than that. Work hard for what you want most – if you want it, you will feel it coming towards you.

  10. They don’t repeat their mistakes over and over again

    Emotionally strong people don’t make the same mistake twice. A mistake becomes a choice the second time you make it. Emotionally strong people hold themselves accountable for their failures and recognize their mistakes. They learn from past mistakes and strive to avoid them. They grow and make better decisions.

  11. They aren’t afraid of change

    Emotionally strong people aren’t afraid of change nor do they try to avoid it. They are always ready to welcome positive change in their life and are willing to adapt. Humans adapt and change is inevitable. Change happens for a reason, it won’t be easy to deal with, but it will be worth it.

  12. They don’t ponder over what others feel about them

    Emotionally strong people listen to their instincts and their own heart. They don’t waste their time thinking about what others feel or say about them, nor do they let their feelings affect them negatively. Try not to take what others say about you too personally. You need to understand that what a person feels or says about you is a reflection of them, not you.

  13. They take calculated risks

    Emotionally strong people aren’t risk-aversive, but they don’t take foolish or reckless risks either. They always weigh the risks and their benefits before making their decision. They are always aware of the downsides before taking a risk.

  14. They don’t fear being alone

    Emotionally strong people can handle alone time and they aren’t afraid of silence. They like being alone with their thoughts because it gives them the time to think things through and be productive. They enjoy their own company and don’t require others for entertainment all the time.

  15. They know the world doesn’t owe them anything

    Emotionally strong people are aware that they aren’t entitled to things in life. They have the mentality that they don’t have to be dependent on anybody nor does anybody have to take care of them or give them something.

Shomaila Issam

Shomaila is a fitness-loving, clean-eating, keyboard-stabbing bookworm. Being involved in a sedentary lifestyle, she enjoys releasing her frustration through exercise, especially Pilates, and sharing her thoughts via the interwebs.

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