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"Kick bad mental habits and toughen yourself up."—Inc.

Master your mental strength—revolutionary new strategies that work for everyone from homemakers to soldiers and teachers to CEOs.

Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness. Indulging in self-pity, agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results holds us back. This list of things mentally strong people don't do resonated so much with readers that when it was picked up by Forbes.com it received ten million views.

Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the thirteen things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Morin writes with searing honesty, incorporating anecdotes from her work as a college psychology instructor and psychotherapist as well as personal stories about how she bolstered her own mental strength when tragedy threatened to consume her.

Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin's specific tips, exercises, and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.

Health, Mind & Body
December 23
William Morrow

Customer Reviews

Michy494 ,


Truly inspirational and uplifting. Helped pull me out of a bad mood more than once. Would recommend to anyone and everyone (we can all improve our mental strength). However strongly recommend to anyone going through a difficult period in their lives. The simple act of reading this book and focusing on it's positive message was therapeutic.

juba FTW ,

Excellent 🙏 Gracias

Thank you so much for you and vice half open my eyes to change the ID on this thing before I read your article

Osxg4 ,

Just get it

If you just do 1 thing from this book your life will drastically improve.

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