Updated: Mar 2
We usually think expectations are the root cause of depression. We expect from friends, relationships, and if those things won't work out, that feeling is very painful and cannot be expressed in words.
People become emotionally strong when they suffer and get through different bad phases of life. Expectations, insecurities, and attachments are common factors where people may suffer from depression and anxiety. Emotional strength is crucial for good mental health.
Here are the 5 signs of emotionally strong people:
They avoid getting too attached:
It is always considered harmful to get too attached to people emotionally. While some people accept it when the friends, employees whom you are connected to, move to other places, but some people will not be able to digest this change and take time to settle.
It's not about going separate ways, but misunderstandings with your best friends also lead to depression. Emotionally strong people try to validate and fix issues but will not avoid loved ones and suffer. They maintain a healthy relationship between friends, employees, and other people to limits but not get over-attached to people.
They know how to enjoy life:
We humans never get satisfied. When we buy a new phone, that happy feeling of buying a new phone stays for a few days, and the next goal would be a bike or car. The next thought is about money, and most of us take these products on EMI's. Ask yourself do you really need that bike, car or whatever you are willing to buy? or you are adding them to your bucket list and making yourself sad over not getting these things.
It is just an example, but so many people face this kind of scenario all day. Emotionally strong people enjoy their life by planning. It's not about planning daily activities. They will also aim to buy the bike, house, etc. but with an appropriate plan and practical approach. It reduces excess thinking and anxiety, and they never forget to enjoy the present moment with what they have now.
They don't have any serious expectations:
Suppose you need a favour from any of your good friends, and you ask him for the same. But due to some reason, he failed to help you. The first thought that will come to your mind will be, I did so many things for him, but he couldn't do even one for me.
It is a general thought process for many people. But emotionally strong people will understand the situation and respond accordingly. They don't overthink and expect too much, even from their best friend. If one friend is busy, they'll try to ask another one or maybe do the task on their own. This kind of mindset makes them emotionally strong.
They know their limits:
Emotionally strong people never force their opinions on people. They set limits for themselves and always keep these limits in mind. They mind their business and give suggestions when asked. Some people feel offended when their friends or relatives ask for a suggestion and then do not do it as suggested.
These might be small reasons, but they add up on a daily basis and may result in depression and other mental health issues. That's why sometimes we feel why we are not happy even when everything is going on well in life. It's essential to be emotionally strong to combat sadness in life.
They Respect others opinions and feedbacks:
Pride and ego are some of the behavioural add-ons that may come with success. At that stage, people ignore helpful suggestions from friends and family. They may be useful, but due to success getting to their heads, they will not listen.
Reaching success is one thing and maintaining that consistency is very tough. Emotionally strong people value suggestions and feedbacks. They respect the opinion of others. Success can be seen through their actions, but they never get it to their heads.
We only have one life to live. Why complicate? Maintain the balance and enjoy your life. Problems may come and go, but adaptability and a problem-solving attitude are essential in life. Instead of being sad, become emotionally strong to conquer the battles in life.