Is it possible to be "bulletproof"?
Actually, no. You might think that your life is in a constant state of being protected from all negative things that come your way, yet you will experience tragedies and obstacles throughout your life.
One of the most important aspects of mental health is taking ownership for what's going on in your head and learning how to handle the difficult situations when they happen. On this blog post, I'll detail three ways to bulletproof your mindset so that you can get through whatever comes along without any lasting damage. If you are looking for a way to feel better about yourself, you will hopefully find a good starting point by reading this blog post .
1. Focus on the positive aspects of your life.
If you want to bulletproof your mindset , but have difficulty thinking of any positive things in your life, you have a much bigger problem than just "bulletproofing" it. If you want to start off feeling positive about your life, look at how far you've come and the progress you've made in certain aspects.
For example, maybe when you were born your family wasn't doing well financially. You could have been born into a family with substance-abusive parents or abusive siblings. You could have been in an abusive relationship (which could also be a form of child abuse).
It is a massive achievement to just be born, let alone make it to the age and situation you are in right now, yet many people allow external "stresses" to "dictate" their mood and therefore their actions.
Focusing on the positive aspects in your life, particularly in the morning will help you to have a good start to your day, which will help you to be able to "bulletproof" your mindset.
2. Have a clear unselfish goal and plan of action
If you don't have a clear goal for yourself, or a plan of action to get you there, then it's going to be difficult for you to feel the satisfaction that comes with achievement . Have an understanding of what kind of life you want to live and be able to clearly articulate it in words.
You might want to become a pilot, a teacher or even a sports star, regardless of what it is you want to be, having a plan of action that is specific will propel you in the right direction with each step. If you write that plan down and put it somewhere safe so that you can look at it every day, then when the time comes for action, you'll have the will to put your ideas into action.
Why an "unselfish" goal? Well, in order for you to move on from your past and the negative things you may have experienced, you need to channel that energy into a positive activity. You don't want to be distracted by the negativity in your life, because it will take away from what you are aiming for.
Having an unselfish goal will help to keep your attention on the right things. Having a set of "abs" doesn't last and is a superficial type goal, though on the flip side being a healthy role model for your family benefits both parties and will more likely be a lasting achievement
If people look up to you and see that you're achieving something great, it is a great motivation for them as well. If they see that they can achieve the same kind of greatness too, then they won't get caught up with whatever negative feelings they may be experiencing in their life or with their mindset, and now you can see how it moves away from shallowness to more of a lasting legacy.
3.Get out of your comfort zone
The last way to bulletproof your mindset is to get out of your comfort zone and ask for help. Sometimes it's hard to get out of your comfort zone, especially if you don't know how to ask for help.
So, here's a good way to get over this fear: Do something uncomfortable everyday, preferably in the morning..... why? Because if you do something uncomfortable every day, the things that are more challenging won't seem so intimidating.
If you know that everyday in the morning you have to face a fear of sorts, then when it comes time to actually confront that fear openly, you'll be more comfortable with it than if you delayed facing it for a while.
Having a cold shower first thing in the morning for example will make you a lot more comfortable and positive in the morning because you overcame it when it wasn't too cold.
The act of taking action on your uncomfortable tasks is much more important than the actual task itself. Use this as a stepping stone to act on other difficult tasks that are ahead of you.
When you get comfortable with the discomfort, then your actions will take off into a real rocket ship.
Bulletproofing your mindset might not be fun at times or give any immediate results, but if you keep at it and use these tips regularly, you will see some positive changes over time.