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6 good habits to help you build mental stamina
6 good habits to help you build mental stamina

Journalist Nicholas Cole has collected tips to help the US Army SEALs in their hard work.

6 good habits to help you build mental stamina
6 good habits to help you build mental stamina

1. Eat the elephant bit by bit

This is the name of the technique of successful planning and achieving goals. To work effectively in a team, you need to understand how your small contribution helps the whole team move towards the goal. And to do this, you need to break down a large goal into small, easily accomplished tasks.

This tactic works in all areas of life. If you constantly think only about the final goal, you will always be in the clouds and get upset that in fact nothing comes out for you. Conversely, if you focus only on small tasks, you will not be able to see the big picture and it will seem to you that you are marking time in one place.

It is necessary to combine both. Start small, but don't forget about the big goal you are striving for.

2. Visualize success

This is what is important for proper rendering.

  • Present everything as clearly and in detail as possible. Connect all your senses.
  • Scroll through your actions in your head to bring them to automatism.
  • Be optimistic. Do not think about failure, imagine that you are successful.
  • Remember the consequences: you may not want to disappoint loved ones or are afraid to put yourself in a bad light. If you feel that your fortitude is cheating on you, imagine the consequences of your failure: it will spur you on.

Before the next exciting event, think over your actions in advance and imagine how successfully everything will go.

3. Learn to control your emotions

To do this, the SEALs use the 4 by 4 by 4 method:

  • inhale - 4 seconds;
  • exhale - 4 seconds;
  • repeat 4 times.

This method is similar to breathing exercises used in meditation. His essence is the same: to help you calm down. Everyone knows that you cannot make decisions in the heat of the moment, but in practice it turns out to be not so easy. The next time you find yourself in a stressful situation, give yourself a few minutes not to think about anything, and just focus on your breathing.

4. Change your attitude towards the situation

As you know, a glass can be half empty or half full. It's up to you how you want to relate to life. Psychologically hardy people try to find a positive side in everything. Why? Because they know that a negative approach will not help them achieve their goals faster, it will only hinder.

The ability to change your attitude to the situation is extremely important for a successful professional life. After all, when we think optimistically, we increase our motivation and involvement in the work process.

5. Enjoy small victories

Remember to cheer yourself up. Stop constantly telling yourself, "I have done too little." Otherwise, over time, it will just start to seem to you that you will never do anything at all. Motivation will fall, and you will only get tired and annoyed.

Stop for a moment and think about what you have already achieved on the way to your goal. Celebrate small victories: Positive energy will help you overcome any obstacles.

6. Create the right environment

Of course, this is especially important for the commandos. They are specially trained so that they can always rely on each other during difficult operations. Teamwork and trust are the foundation of their success. But it will come in handy in other areas of activity as well. It doesn't matter how talented or successful you are, alone you won't always be able to achieve the same results as in collaboration with others.

By connecting with people who share your views and interests, you will develop and improve faster. The key is to find those who are similar to you, but at the same time different enough to teach you something new. In such an environment, you will have a sense of community and belonging, and this is one of the inherent needs of a person.