Some schools of Buddhism use the elephant as a symbol of mental strength. While mental strength is often touted as the quality that sets the best athletes apart from the rest, it can also give you the boost needed to make changes in your life that you may have been avoiding because of self-doubt or fear.
Follow these four tips to strengthen your mind on an everyday basis:
- Venture out of your comfort zone as often as possible: this challenges you mentally and builds confidence
- Be aware of life’s unpredictable moments: once you accept this, you reduce the chances of being hit by extreme stress
- Adopt a positive attitude about setbacks and obstacles: try to look at obstacles like a challenge you can work through and overcome
- Move forward and don’t focus on mistakes: sometimes letting go is the best way to release yourself from anxiety and promote positive thinking