18 Things Mentally Strong People Do


If you’re feeling bummed out about having a cast (at some point we all get frustrated), please remind yourself that things will get better!  Here are the top traits of mentally strong individuals according to forbes.com.   While Forbes articles generally relate to wealth building, I think most of these traits can be applied to those recovering from an injury.


1. They move on.  They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.

2. They keep control.  They don’t give away their power.

3. They embrace change.  They welcome challenges.

4. They stay happy. They don’t complain.  They don’t waste energy on things they can’t control.

5. They are kind, fair, and not afraid to speak up.

6. They are willing to take calculated risks.  They weigh the risks and the benefits before taking action.

7.  They invest their energy in the present.  They don’t dwell on the past.

8. They accept full responsibility for their past behavior.  They don’t keep making the same mistake over and over.

9.  They celebrate other people’s success.  They don’t resent that success.

10.  They are willing to fail.  They don’t give up after failing.  They see every failure as a chance to improve.

11.  They enjoy their alone time.  They don’t fear being alone.

12. They are prepared to work and succeed on their own merits.  They don’t feel the world owes them anything.

13. They have staying power.  They don’t expect immediate results.

14. They evaluate their cord beliefs – and modify when needed.

15.  They expend their mental energy wisely.  They don’t waist time on unproductive thoughts.

16.  They think productively.  They replace negative thoughts with productive thoughts.

17.  They tolerate discomfort.  They accept their feelings without being controlled by them.

18.  They reflect on their progress everyday.  They take time to consider what they’ve achieved and where they are going.


Also, I would like to add that mentally strong people are not afraid to cry and express their feelings to others. 💕💕💕


Choose Fabulous

This is not the day to throw a pity party for ourselves.  No matter how bad it is for you, celebrate.  Celebrate the fact that your body is healing.  Celebrate the fact that you’re rebuilding yourself from the inside out. When this ordeal is over you will reemerge as a stronger and more beautiful version of you. Choose to feel fabulous.

Choose Fabulous


For more inspiration check out our Fabulous Mind board….


Fabulous Inspiration

The experience of being in a cast offers many opportunities for reflection and self discovery.  Inevitably there will be areas in your life that require giving up control and letting others give and do for you.  Some days will be incredibly frustrating and other days you will feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to those who are helping in your recovery.   You will discover a new sense of compassion, love, and patience for yourself and others.

Here are some inspiring passages to help you feel fabulous.

Bandaged Beauties

Pink arm cast Welcome to the club! How did you get here? Car accident? Sports injury? Maybe it was dramatic or maybe it was plain clumsy. Whatever the case, it hurt, and now we find ourselves physically limited and going through a major transition. Your life has changed, but it doesn’t have to be for the worse.  This site is your guide to having a fabulous life while wearing a cast. You’ll find all sorts of tips and tricks to become a bandaged beauty. This is the time to pamper yourself with compassion, love, and patience. This is the time to create your best self ever!   Sara Closson   My story…. I was hit head on by a distracted driver in large truck. I will never forget that moment of impact and the feelings of helplessness and terror. I am eternally grateful to have survived. Having endured broken bones and surgery is small price to pay for the gift of life. I started this site to aid in my own recovery and connect with all the other bandaged beauties that refuse to let a physical limitation prevent them from living fabulously! Cheers, Sara