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How to be Mentally Strong

I teach clients, and my kids, how important it is to be mentally strong. People often focus on being physically strong but life isn’t whole without the mental strength.

Everyone faces challenges — from bad days, to devastating life-changing events, sickness, financial stress, relationship issues … Life can be tough and we need to be mentally strong to deal with these events; to learn, grow and come out of the situation stronger than before!

Just as we train our muscles, we need to train our brain — our mind-set, our thoughts, our techniques and ways to excel through the difficult days.

“Mental strength is that quiet confidence that you will cope with whatever befalls and that you will overcome any obstacle however challenging it may first appear, because you have done so over and over again in training or in life’s experience.” ~ Peter Bakersville

It’s easy … but it’s not easy.

Once you find a few ways to cope and face challenges then it becomes a way of life and easier to find strength .. and happiness.

Here are a few ideas that I do when I’m struggling …

  • Read personal development books to grow and become more confident
  • Lace up my tennis shoes, go for a walk and listen to a podcast
  • Search the internet for something funny or motivating
  • Look for the good in any situation and make a list the positive
  • Pray (or mediate … whatever brings you peace)
  • Blast music that makes me happy and energetic
  • Do something nice for someone else

Here are things I do daily to get my mind in a healthy state …

  • Drink water as soon as I wake-up (I make myself drink a huge glass before I can have coffee!) and throughout the day
  • Exercise 30-minutes, 5 days per week
  • Read, watch a video or listen to podcast for personal development — either business, life, faith, fitness or motivational
  • TRY to eat healthy 80% of the time; limit sugar and junk food
  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep

Some of my favorite books and podcast:
– Anything Joel Osteen (faith/life — books & podcast)
– Amy Porterfield (business — podcast)
– The Chalene Show (business/fitness/life — podcast)
– Team Beachbody (business/fitness — podcast)
– Any video or books from Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins

What are your ways to cope and live a mentally strong life? Share in the comments and give us more ideas …

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MOM Makeover with Missy Kent

>>>> Health, Happiness & Home Organization.

Do you want (need) to get more organized … have more energy … get more ME time … feel more happiness, fulfillment … MORE purpose in your life? Our 30 Day MOM Makeover group is what you need. Join us!

I’ve been through many stages of motherhood. I have a 24 year old daughter living in Nashville and a 20 year old son playing baseball at UVA.

I’ve been there ….

Feeling clueless — being excited about becoming a mom — wearing the dirty shirt after burping the baby and hoping it doesn’t smell (HA!) — feeling exhausted all day — feeling like I can’t do anything right — carpooling everyone everywhere — trying to keep the family organized — feeling completely unorganized — wanting to be happy but feeling lost — beaming with joy and pride from graduations and kid accomplishments — feeling sad and lost when my daughter left for college — struggling with aging, sick parents while still having to take care of my kids and husband — feeling happy to be a mom while also wanting more for myself …

—- We feel so many emotions being a mom and, at the end of the day, we know it’s one of the greatest gifts we’ve been given. However, being a mom doesn’t mean that you can’t think about yourself and put yourself first. I believe that when we take care of ourselves, and sometimes that means putting our needs first, then we will be our BEST self and that’s who we give our family … and don’t we always want the best for them?

I’m using my 20+ years of experience and focusing on these key areas of life >>> Health, Happiness and Home organization

Our private, online group of MOMS will help one another get motivated, stay accountable and encourage our BEST life! We begin Monday, January 18th.

We will share ….

— Effective ways to get (and stay) organized.
— Priorities … learning how (and why) to say no and feel good about it!
— Simple solutions to improve your energy and live healthier.
— Easy recipes, healthy foods and meal guides.
— How to find YOUR happiness, YOUR purpose and create a plan to be YOUR best!

I will Coach 20 moms who commit to the following:

  • Daily check-in with our FB group to help yourself and others stay encouraged
  • Exercise 3-4 days per week, at least 10-minutes per workout – I’ll provide simple workout videos in the private group that can be done at home, your office or gym or you can do whatever workout you are currently doing
  • Weekly improvement – you’ll have a small list to give you ideas
  • Replace one meal or junk food (evening snack) with Shakeology
  • Dedicate 5-10 minutes per day to our MOM journal; more details will be given once we begin the group … but it’ll be FUN and simple :)!!

To live better, you have to be better and often that means knowing better. Better solutions, better resources, better ways to accomplish goals, better connections with other moms. When you know better, you do better. Let’s be better together!

There is an investment to become a member of our MOM Makeover group. My coaching is free (normally $60 per hour). You purchase Shakeology at my online store and this will replace either a meal or junk food, therefore you won’t be spending any additional money … you buy less at the grocery store.

Email me, missy@workoutwithmissy.com to join. Please write MOM-maker in the subject line. I’ll respond within 24-hours. Thank you! Missy

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