Would you like to be able to make tough calls? Be mentally strong to face the trials of life? Construct a good social network? Did you succeed? Then it’s time to learn how to psychologically grow up!
Physically, growing up is unavoidable, but mentally, growing up is a decision. No wonder a 40-year-old man acts immaturely. Mental growth is not as straightforward as it is to hit the gym, eat a balanced diet and shake vitamins or proteins. Mental improvement means that you have to change from within. You have to work on your thoughts, your behaviour, your communication skills, your emotions, your beliefs and your general mental health.
If you are committed to learning how to expand mentally, there are some effective ideas below:
- 5 seconds pause before answering angrily
“Shit…. I ought not to have said it” Is that not the most frequent reaction when we say something later in anger and regret? Anger impairs your ability to think and makes you impulsive!Unforeseeable reactions lead to undesirable events and lead to an endless journey of shame (particularly when damage can no longer be repaired)! How do you grow up into a depression when you have 500 pounds of guilt?!!
Mantra: Pause, take a profound breath, consider, and talk!
This helps you balance your emotions and intellect in your life and do the appropriate thing.
- Mental exercise should be done on a daily basis.
Just as physical exercise is essential for a healthy body, mental exercise is essential for mental growth. The good news is that mental activities are far better and you don’t sweat! Sudoku and Word Games are my favourites. What’s yours? What’s yours? Chess? Puzzle puzzle? Piano? New language lessons?
Working on new and complex things every day gives you the most mental stimulation. Everything involving memory, vision and reasoning trains your brain! And so you’re growing up mentally fit!
Read 14 riddles to put your memory to the test.
- Stop speculating, blaming, and judging.
These are the three things that most individuals want to do because they release happy hormones. But these behaviours are sad news that will never allow you to grow psychologically. Just give you a good boost to your ego, so you think that you are the best if you are the worst!
If you ponder about how to grow up, ask yourself
Where did I go? Where did I go wrong?
How can I overcome my errors?
How can I improve as an individual?
How can I get a better career?
What are my values and convictions?
Accepting that you need to progress is a common trait of a strong mind.You get intellectually stronger when you spend time thinking positively and creating new ideas or improving yourself.
- Practice listening actively.
Do you hesitate to finish what the other person said? Or are you continuing to think about what to say next? You don’t grasp their point of view when you don’t listen to what others say. Even if you do, you’re not doing enough. Practice listening so as not to illustrate your argument!
If the other person understands you, they are more likely to create a relationship with you and trust you. You can acquire new experiences, grow yourself, recognise and solve difficulties. Active listening makes you a good transmitter and develops your comprehension and knowledge of different themes, which is a source of mental growth!
- Pen your thoughts down
Leonardo Da Vinci had poured his artistic ideas and inspirations into his journal on a regular basis.Albert Einstein kept a trip journal and expressed his unique observations. Thomas Edison left 5 million pages of mostly ideas, business plans and future innovations for newspaper entries. Write down your thoughts and your notes will one day make you a billionaire! Don’t you believe me? Well, that’s what happened to the walker, Mrs. CJ!
Do you know the benefits of journaling for mental health?
Reducing tension and fear
Reduces sadness It improves mood as well as cognitive performance.
Address negative thoughts
Improve your consciousness of yourself.
As you can see, journaling dramatically enhances your mental health and wellbeing!