What makes you emotionally strong?

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This is a question to all emotionally strong warriors to share there thought process of being emotionally strong and to be able to stay stable as well as unchanged when something emotionally disturbing event happen in your life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    Working on my mindset everyday makes me emotionally strong because I know what I can do, what I'm willing to do and what I'm capable of. Even when something happens in my life I always know I can go through it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    hmmm..i have bi polar disorder ..and my mood changes really fast at times ..

    here is some very deep and what might be difficult to understand statement .

    the strongest trees grow in the strongest winds the wind may bend them for a short time ..and the further they can bend without blow over the better ..but when the wind goes away the tree stands as streight as it can .

    the quicker you can let go of what knocks you back ..and start moving forward again..the stronger the winds that knock you back will have to get .

    other people may effect your emotional state for a short period of time.

    the key to long term balance and strength is not to allow you to talk to your self in a way that you would do violent things to someone else who said things half as bad ..

    if you learn to shut down the cycle of negative self talk ..and it can actually take years of practice and awareness ..then there is becoming aware of what throws off your stability .

    if i get nocked back now a little nap and i cand reset emotionally many times ...
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    • Profile picture of the author bdpop
      Still trying to figure that one out. I know if I can focus on what I am trying to achieve, I am less likely to feel weak. But still working on it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dain Supero
    I believe in any situation where your emotional response is tested, you have 3 options.

    1. Embrace it
    2. Remove yourself from it
    3. Resist it

    Embracing all is the surest way to gain emotional control. For the longest time I couldn't understand this, or how to do it. Now I'm the happiest I have ever been and nothing really seems to affect me negatively. I accept good the bad and just try to see the lesson in either event.

    If that is too Zen for you, then either remove yourself from the situation (or let go of things as someone mentioned) or resist the situation.

    Resisting the situation triggers a negative emotional response and should be done only as a last resort.
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    • Profile picture of the author Romina82
      I agree with Dain. Resilience comes from facing life not from escaping. However there are times where nonaction and waiting until the right time is clear. Take time to get to know yourself and what is best for you. That is my advice.

      Originally Posted by Dain Supero View Post

      I believe in any situation where your emotional response is tested, you have 3 options.

      1. Embrace it
      2. Remove yourself from it
      3. Resist it

      Embracing all is the surest way to gain emotional control. For the longest time I couldn't understand this, or how to do it. Now I'm the happiest I have ever been and nothing really seems to affect me negatively. I accept good the bad and just try to see the lesson in either event.

      If that is too Zen for you, then either remove yourself from the situation (or let go of things as someone mentioned) or resist the situation.

      Resisting the situation triggers a negative emotional response and should be done only as a last resort.
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  • Profile picture of the author somiasana
    I am very emotion.So nothing makes me strong.
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Meditation and letting go of the negative though.

    Cheers,

    C.G.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    Strong will and positive mind set always help over my emotions.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElainePete
    The people I love make me strong. I would do anything for them and I feel much better every time I think about them, even if they are not next to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    my mussels
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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Lopes
    My reason why, the driving force of what I do and everything I go through..

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  • Profile picture of the author naimasaba
    My positive feelings .
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
    The key to emotional strength is not being cold and unfeeling but admitting to yourself that daily events and life traumas actually affect you and actually taking time to feel these events as they happen, experience the emotion and go all the way through (such as with the grieving process) until you get to the other side. At some point, you will have done this enough times to be able to handle almost anything life throws at you.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    Wow! Thanks Warriors for Sharing Your Ways of being emotionally strong.
    I am trying my best to find the best way to become emotionally very strong by myself.

    Let me list out all the ideas given by warriors till now.

    1) Working on my mindset everyday makes me emotionally strong
    2) A little nap and i cand reset emotionally many times
    3) Embracing all is the surest way to gain emotional control
    4) Meditation and letting go of the negative though.
    5) Strong will and positive mind set always help over my emotions
    6) The people I love make me strong
    7) My reason why, the driving force of what I do and everything I go through
    8) My positive feelings .
    9) Experience the emotion and go all the way through (such as with the grieving process) until you get to the other side

    Thanks, Keep coming those ideas. They are gold for someone.
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    • Profile picture of the author archimarket
      Wow, I really needed to read this thread today. Somehow I knew all these things already but in the moment it can be so easy for me to forget and I let emotions bring me down.

      This thread was a nice reminder of ways to get through the down times.

      So...I am thinking that writing down all the good suggestions above and keeping it in a place so I can reread it when I need to is a good way to stay emotionally strong
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  • Profile picture of the author hunteryz
    hope and faith
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
    Don't personalize every event in life or take everything so seriously. Save your emotions for the important things. Letting yourself get distracted by petty Facebook emotional dramas will only zap your emotional strength that you need to deal with your real family and real life situation. You will need to identify what is important to focus on and what is more of a distraction. Once you know what events are important for you, then you can take time to enjoy them fully, rather than pushing them out of the way and pretending they don't mean anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
    Read the Book of Proverbs.
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  • Profile picture of the author serryjw
    Music, meditation, SLEEP
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
      Originally Posted by serryjw View Post

      Music, meditation, SLEEP
      Being physically active; exercising daily or going for a jog, helps to alleviate feelings of tension and brings clarity to thought. When you exercise briskly, your body will release endorphin that make you feel good. And, this can help you cope with the worst situation.

      If you are going through a bad time emotionally, with your family or on the job, daily exercise can be the key to conquering your situation and regaining control of your emotions.
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  • Profile picture of the author FlamingWolf
    I had that same question a few years ago and, to find an answer, I tried to model people who are strong emotionally. While I'm still not as strong as I'd love to, I know the way ( and I've seen already the benefits ).

    Here's what I do to become emotionally stronger:
    1. meditate every day for 20 minutes ( after lunch ) - meditation helps you to detach from yourself, your thoughts and emotions, helping you to control your mind rather than been controlled by thoughts and emotions
    2. your life must not be only about work - even if you love your job, you must go out and do other things. If you stay too attached to your work, you will become dependent to it and your mood will change when the conditions of your job/business change
    3. make new experiences - try new things, meet new people, travel in new places. This way you will have both good and bad experiences. And, while we all whish to have only good experiences, bad experiences are the one that makes you stronger.

    I hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author akidadude
    my desire for success
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniblow
    Focusing on your goals. Realising there'll be obstacles, but you make success inevitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author joesfortune
    I think the question is probably better said, "What made you emotionally strong?" Because one will never become emotionally strong unless he/she has had his/her emotions given a severe beating.

    Losing or failing is one good way to become emotionally strong - provided you dare to stand up again and go on. if you remain down, nothing can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Some of what helped me were:

    1. Evolving/transforming “Spiritually”
    2. Becoming less controlled (and involved) with your ego
    3. Learning to be more observant (and detached) from your mind and emotions
    4. Practicing meditation (etc.) to experience more of your “Higher Self.”

    Here's a (somewhat) related post that may be helpful:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...g-turmoil.html
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  • Profile picture of the author sixelementsllc
    Adversity. There are two choices you can make when hard times hit. 1) you can face the problem head on and learn from it or 2) retreat from it. If you choose the latter, the problem will rear again sometime during your life and you must face it all over again. I liken adversity to sandpaper. It starts out rough and grainy but after it's been used, it becomes smooth and polished. I've learned to use adversity to my advantage and never view it as a negative. Without it, we'd fail to learn some of life's most valuable lessons.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    Thanks, Warriors for great comments and suggestions.
    Please, Keep them coming.
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  • Profile picture of the author watsonovedades
    picture myself on the near future with the thing i want to achieve
    my family and my girlfriend are my driving forces
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  • Profile picture of the author w13
    Just let it go and keep moving. Don't regret about your decision, making failure doesnt mean your life end. Failure is just a step stone to achieve success. And learn from failure.
    The last, you have to convince your self that someday will be Your Day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Darch
    Positive attitude,
    Positive feelings,
    Positive approach to work,
    and Positive mindset make me strong.
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