13 Things <br> Mentally Strong <br>  PeopleDon't Do
13 Things <br> Mentally Strong <br>  PeopleDon't Do
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Check out this cool animated video review of Dr. Amy Morin’s book ‘13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.’ Amy is a trained psychotherapist who’s gone through some adversities herself and explains what mentally strong people do and do not do.

Amy was only 23 when she lost her mother, and three years later, her husband suddenly died of a heart attack. She was in a dark place but being a  trained psychotherapist, she could remind herself of the 13 things that mentally strong people don't do, which prevented her from slipping into depression and get back on her feet.

There are three main destructive mental habits that if we’re aware of and correct them, we could avoid doing the other ten things that mentally strong people don't do:

Mentally strong people don't feel the world owes them anything: Their mind is not focused on “ What I deserve?” but on “How can I serve?”. When you’re busy helping the world, you don’t have time to think about what you don’t have. 

When you stop feeling the world owes you anything, you will also automatically:

Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Stop resenting other people’s success. 

Mentally strong people don't focus on things they can't control: You can't control what happens to you but you can control how you respond to those things and how you behave. 

When you stop wasting your energy on things you can’t control and instead focus on what you can, you will automatically:

Stop dwelling on the past

Stop letting people’s opinions dictate your life.

Stop worrying about pleasing everyone.

Mentally strong people don't make the same mistake over and over: If they fall off the horse, they don’t just dust themselves off; they pause and think how they fell in the first place. 

When you stop making the same mistakes over and over, you will automatically:

Stop shying away from change.

Stop fearing calculated risks.

Stop expecting immediate results.

Stop giving up after the first failure.

And you will stop fearing the alone time because when you’re alone, you can reflect and improve.

So if you could remind yourself that the world doesn’t owe you anything, to focus only on the things you can control, and to stop and reflect on your mistakes, you’ll get much faster back on the track when a setback occurs.

If you’re interested in some mental exercises and tips that could help you become mentally stronger, watch the full video above! Or subscribe to the Productivity Game channel.