5 Brain Hacks to Boost Your Mental Toughness

Everyone has their particular fragile spots. Many of us have learned to accept them as part of who we are. But sometimes, being too fragile can hold you back in many ways if you're not careful.

It's far better to develop an anti-fragile mindset and build mental toughness to make yourself more resilient and keep your purpose strong. You can wire your brain to become tougher and stronger with these 5 simple brain hacks:

 1. Plan for risks


There's always an element of risk involved in everything we do. While we may plan diligently and make the best decisions possible, we oftentimes neglect to plan for potential risks.
When you plan for a task, project or activity. always list the possible risks involved and mentally note how they can sabotage the desired outcome. Create a plan B for mitigating and overcoming risks should they occur.
Simply planning for risks prepares you mentally for them and tells your brain that you will be able to tackle them. More importantly, knowing that you have your back covered gives you the confidence and resilience to move forward with decisiveness and courage.

 2. Accept failure with grace

Most people are especially fragile when it comes to failure. They take it personally, beat themselves about it and struggle to pick up the pieces and move on.
Looking at failure through a different lens can build your mental toughness like nothing else. First, understand that life is never a smooth string of successes and that failure is inevitable once in a while. Secondly, learn to see failure as a learning curve in your life that can only make you stronger and wiser.

Thirdly, learn to see failure as a challenge rather than a defeat. Stand up to it defiantly and take prompt action to quickly get back on track and move on to bigger and better successes.

3. Stay grateful

The mindset of gratitude is also one of amazing mental resilience. When you stop dwelling on what you lack and notice all that you already have.

Taking time to practice gratitude makes you, or positive and accepting of the good and the bad. You learn to appreciate and celebrate the good but also take the bad in your stride with positivity and resilience.

4. Finish what you start

Giving up halfway through and not finishing what you start sends a message to your brain that you are incompetent, easily distracted, not intentional and a long list of other negative emotions that make you more, mentally fragile.

On the other hand, making it a rule to see tasks and projects through to the end creates amazing mental toughness and fortitude.

5. Celebrate your successes

Celebrating your successes remind you of your greatness! When you take the time to celebrate each success and reward yourself for your hard work and commitment, your brain keeps you motivated and confident in your abilities to pursue and achieve bigger successes. Knowing that the sky's the limit is the height of mental toughness and resilience.


In a nutshell, developing mental toughness helps you stay more positive and better overcome challenges and hurdles. It also improves both your physical and mental health by keeping your stress levels low and your motivation high.

Becoming anti-fragile is as simple as practicing these 5 hacks every day. They'll gradually wire your brain to become a lifelong mindset. Your rewired brain will not only change your mental perspective, but will transform your approach to life and make you tougher, more resilient and eager to take on any challenge that comes your way!

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