Here at Spa Week, we like to focus on all the facets of wellness and well-being.  We will always promote the importance of taking care of our physical body. From utilizing yoga and cardio workouts to healthy eating and spa treatments, maintaining your physical health is key. But our bodies are only one element: our mental health plays a pivotal role in our overall well-being.  Here are 10 easy ways to help you build inner strength.

Build inner strength - alone time, girl on a mountain top.

  1. Spend time alone.

Depending on who you are and how you like to spend your time, this might seem really easy or really hard. Either way, spending time by yourself and with yourself is a really important part of life. Time alone means getting to spend time doing things you enjoy doing and, most importantly, it means getting to hear yourself think. Think of spending time alone as taking care of yourself: here’s how you can build your ultimate self-care day

 

2. Get into a regular routine.

Structure matters. Having a routine doesn’t have to mean doing the same thing every single day, but having some parts of your day that stay consistent can help you find balance and consistency in your life.

 

3. Find the right friends.

Surround yourself with people who think positively and who love you– it makes all the difference. Finding that core friend group that you’ll have for life is important, and they can help build you up and cultivate your inner strength.

 

4. Find motivation from physical accomplishments.

Even though inner strength isn’t about physical strength, physical accomplishments can be a great way to celebrate yourself and find motivation. Taking care of your body makes your mind happier– plus, it’s just a good thing to do.

 

5. Keep a positive, feel-good folder or notebook.

We all need a pick-me-up every once in a while. Our favorite way to cheer up when we’re feeling down? A feel-good folder. Keep little notes, quotes, pictures, or letters in a folder or a notebook. Whenever you’re feeling down or could just use a little positivity, pull out the folder. You’ll feel better instantly.

 

6. Set out time to do things that make you happy.

This might go without saying, but doing things that make you happy, makes you happy! With our busy lives, we can sometimes forget to carve out time that’s just for ourselves everyday, but it’s really important. Think about those things that always make you happy, even on hard days, and make sure you make time for them. Whether it’s playing sports, drawing, writing, reading, or anything else… make time for you!

 

7. Choose your attitude when you can.

Choosing your attitude means deciding that you are going to be happy, understanding, and content whenever you can be. Sometimes, you’re going to feel down, and that’s ok. But when you have the power to choose, choose to be happy– it’s a lot better than choosing sadness.

 

8. Forgive yourself and use affirmations.

We’re not perfect. Sometimes we mess up. When you do, forgive yourself and tell yourself that you’ll do better next time. Don’t do this only when something bad happens– make sure to tell yourself positive affirmations whenever you have the chance.

 

9. Create goals (that you can actually achieve).

We always want to be working towards something and we want to have a goal in mind, so that we can know when we’re successful. Make sure your goals aren’t totally unrealistic– pick things that you can measure and that are attainable for yourself. You’ll feel great when you achieve those big milestones!

 

10. Be realistic.

Know that sometimes things aren’t going to turn out the best way possible. Know that sometimes you’re going to mess up. Know that that’s all okay. Be realistic with yourself and know that things aren’t going to be perfect, but you’re doing the best you can, and that’s all anyone can do.

 

How do you build inner strength and remain positive? Let us know in the comments below!

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