Reframing negative thoughts and situations is a skill that requires both cognitive and emotional power. Being mentally strong enables us to fend against internal and external forces that undermine our well-being and self-assurance. How well someone handles difficulties, demands, and stressors they may experience is a measure of their mental strength or emotional resilience. 

Gaining mental fortitude can increase life pleasure and stave off any mental health problems in the future. To comprehend mental toughness, we can compare it to physical health. Mental strength is a part of mental fitness, just as physical strength is a part of physical fitness. 

The entire regimen of activities that enables you to maintain and enhance your mental state is known as mental fitness. When it matters most, having mental toughness can keep you focused, like when an athlete needs to shout above the crowd to score the game-winning goal. Although mental toughness aids in performance under duress, it frequently is not long-lasting. 

However, mental toughness strikes a balance between the extremes. We can work productively and sustainably amid difficulties and stress, all while maintaining our physical and mental health. 

Mental fitness includes all three of the following: resilience, mental toughness, and mental strength. You may block out distractions and unfavorable self-talk with mental toughness. You can bounce back from setbacks with resilience. We can persevere with the aid of mental fortitude, and mental fitness cultivates all of these skills. 

Mental strength influences us in other significant ways, too. Here are five advantages of building mental wellness:

  1. Less stress

When you’re psychologically intense, you’re less stressed by the things that happen in life – big or small. You regard difficulty as a chance to progress. Even when major things happen, you can reframe them and have faith that you’ll get through them. After all, you’ve gone through big things before.

Managing stress is one of the most effective methods to enhance your overall well-being. Decreased stress levels are connected with a lower risk of depression, anxiety, and various physical health issues.

  1. Motivation

Poor mental strength saps our energy and drive. We feel that no matter what we attempt to accomplish, awful things happen, and nothing ever works out.

Conversely, mentally strong individuals have a high internal locus of control. That suggests that people feel that they have control over their circumstances. That feeling of control pushes people to keep trying, improving, and seeking answers. Resilient folks don’t give up easily.

Mental strength also gives the discipline and internal drive required to resist procrastinating. Psychologically tough people have easier difficulty getting started and finishing activities.

  1. Discretion

Part of success in life is understanding what to listen to — and what not to listen to. It’s easy to be thrown off by both internal and external criticism. When you acquire mental toughness, it becomes much simpler to remain focused, even when others disagree with you or you feel terrified.

Discretion is also crucial to developing self-awareness and emotional management abilities. As you learn to sit with your bad feelings, you’ll acquire a higher tolerance for them. Over time, you’ll learn which emotions are worth connecting with and which ones to let go of.

  1. Courage

When we feel psychologically powerful, we’re less terrified of failure. Even if we’re scared about the possible consequence, it’s simpler for us to change into problem-solving mode. Our self-belief is greater, so we feel more sure in our capacity to discover answers. More significantly, we feel comfortable that we can withstand the worst-case situation (if it does occur).

  1. Adaptability

Developing our capacity to explore for answers makes us nimbler and more adaptive. We spend less time worrying about what’s not going well and more time focused on how we might reach the intended objective. We’re also open to the thought that there can be more than one road, answer, or conclusion that shows success. We don’t become tied to having everything go precisely our way, since we’re not terrified of change.

As you can see, people with a strong mentality clearly understand what success means, and they design their lives to succeed and advance consistently. To succeed, you must have the mental fortitude to accept responsibility for your life and decisions.


  • Dr. Tomi Mitchell

    M.D | Leadership Coach| Wellness & Productivity Coach

    Dr. Tomi Mitchell Holistic Wellness Strategies

    Dr. Tomi Mitchell, MD, empowers executives, lawyers, doctors, business owners, and other leaders to eliminate burnout and increase workplace productivity and relationships.  She uses her three-step framework, Embrace, Evaluate & Energize, to empower her clients to have clarity. 

    As a public speaker and trainer, she brings energy to the crowd, captures their attention, and gives them clear, actionable steps to apply immediately to their life. Dr. Tomi Mitchell believes in getting to the root causes of life's challenges, instead of taking a temporary BandAid approach to life. She is a writer, with a book coming out in Summer 2023. She is also the host of The Mental Health & Wellness Show.  To learn more about her framework, check out the following link: Learn More.