13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin is about having the skills in your toolbox to be able to cope with tough situations like someone who is mentally strong. Each chapter is dedicated to something mentally strong people DON’T do-like feeling sorry for themselves or blaming others. One of the reasons I picked up this book, besides it being a bestseller, is that it talks about what people DON’T do-which sounded intriguing and odd to me. Most self-help books focus on what TO DO-not the opposite. I also learned in my professions as a special education para and a teacher at a child care center that instead of saying don’t, you provide do alternatives. I decided to pick up this book to see what it’s all about-and I’m glad I did. I hope you all pick up this personal development book and enjoy the my post on the introduction while on your own happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤
“… time doesn’t heal anything; it’s how we deal with that time that determines the speed at which we heal” (1).
“If I let myself fall into the trap of thinking my situation was worse than anyone else’s , or if I convinced myself that I couldn’t handle one more loss, it wasn’t going to help. Instead, it would only hold me back from dealing with the reality of my situation” (6).
“Good habits are important, but it’s often our bad habits that prevent us from reaching our full potential” (7).
“We work hard to do the things that we think will make us better, but we forget to focus on the things that might be sabotaging our efforts” (8).