Content update on 01/16/24
Below are 10 qualities that define mentally strong women. These traits include being self confident, productive, optimistic, a go-getter, a fear-tackler, caring, unafraid to stand up for what one believes in, proud, unbothered by what others say or think, and true to one’s self. The author stresses that mental strength is not about physical appearance or popularity or wealth but rather about one’s character and taking care of oneself. The article motivates women to support each other and reminds them of their inner strength when experiencing depression or anxiety.
Our world is made up of so many incredible women, and so many amazing changes in our world are being made by women who recognize their importance. We are impacting lives in great ways. Today, I want to remind all of us of how strong we are mentally!
Being a mentally strong woman is not about how cute we look on any given day. It is not about being popular, and it’s not about earning the most money. It is about our character. It is being good examples for others and taking good care of ourselves at the same time.
We all have this strength within us, and it is very important that we do not forget this. When you are going through rough times, such as depression and anxiety, or simply need to remember how awesome you are, come back to this blog and review my top 10 characteristics of mentally strong women!
Characteristic #1: Confident
Confidence is a HUGE part of being mentally strong. Being confident is a great sign of self-love, and it helps us to stay away from comparing. We are happy in our skin and at peace in our minds. Being confident is a great comfort. We can always go the extra mile by sharing our confidence with others, but at the end of the day, being confident is a personal accomplishment.
Characteristic #2: Productive
Our minds want to feel accomplished. Spending time on worthy causes and important matters keeps our minds happy. Mentally strong women are constantly asking, “What else can I fit into my day?” This is a good way of thinking, but it is also very important to take breaks, breathe, and not overwhelm ourselves.
Characteristic #3: Optimistic & Positive
Mentally strong women see the glass as half full and not half empty. We want to bring good vibes with us everywhere we go. It may not always be possible to display optimism and positivity at all times, but we want to do our best to keep a growth mindset as often as we can. Our brightness greatly impacts our moods and others’ moods as well.
Characteristic #4: “Go-Getter”
Being a “go-getter” is putting dreams into action. It is envisioning great opportunities in the future. When we envision positive outcomes, we are more likely to achieve those visions. Our minds thrive on creative and critical thinking. Chasing our dreams and working to make our powerful thoughts a wonderful reality is my definition of being a “go-getter,” and it is a great perspective to have in general!
Characteristic #5: “Fear Tackler”
Mentally strong women face their fears, problems, and issues. We tackle them head on, and we do not run away from them. We all run into different fears throughout our lives, but it is how we handle them that will determine if we are being mentally strong. We all have it in us to face our fears, but sometimes we don’t know how to do so. Time is the best solution to this confusion. We shouldn’t have to rush to overcome a fear, but we should definitely start taking steps toward the ultimate goal of overcoming the fear. Slow and steady often wins the race with this one!
Characteristic #6: Caring
Mentally strong women take care of themselves, while also caring for others. It is necessary for us to develop positive relationships with ourselves. We all want to be happy, and I have found that most of us who practice the concept of being kind are the happiest. We feel good about ourselves when we are kind, and others want to be around us when we show kindness. This all falls under the category of caring. We are at our best when we are caring and loving individuals.
Characteristic #7: Not Afraid to Stand Up for What You Believe In
When we believe something is wrong in society, we speak up! Mentally strong women do not watch others get bullied. Instead, they take action. Mentally strong women advocate for themselves and for others by displaying good morality and values in their everyday lives. In doing this, their positivity rubs off on others.
Characteristic #8: Proud
Showing pride in ourselves is not always being egotistical. We deserve to feel proud of ourselves and our accomplishments, and we deserve to share our pride. A mentally strong woman remains respectful when feeling excited and proud. They do not feel the need to make others feel less important in the process.
Characteristic #9: Not Phased By What Other People Say
People make mistakes and say hurtful things at times, but a mentally strong woman can overcome the “haters” by ignoring those comments. Ignoring these messages is difficult, but it is possible. We never want to feel defined by others, so we must learn to not be phased by the negativity that other people might bring into our lives.
Characteristic #10: True to Yourself
Last but certainly not least, mentally strong women are completely and totally true to themselves. There is no need to change oneself to satisfy others, and we do not need to change to impress others. Showing that we are comfortable with the lives we have been given is a major part of being true to ourselves, and loving our mind goes right along with that comfort.
Girls Supporting Girls
Sometimes, it is easy to be mentally strong, and sometimes it is not. I will say that we are all capable of being mentally strong, and we can all find the best paths for our minds as we navigate through life. There are tons of women who possess these 10 characteristics and do not even know it. Let’s all work together to remind each other how mentally strong we are, and let’s support each other in our individual journeys. Lifting each other up and not putting each other down is the best way to advocate for the concept of “girls supporting girls” along with our overall theme of women empowerment.
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