You don't need to act physically tough to appear mentally strong.

A mindset that is mentally strong understands the importance of consistency and following a pattern to attain those goals that will mark them for success.

Our mornings are important and you can attain only so much during the day, by getting started right. Here are 10 things mentally people do every morning.

1. They meditate.

From Russell Simmons to Oprah Winfrey, meditating seems to be a morning ritual. Meditation helps you find your rhythm and be in touch with your inner self.

2. They assess their emotions.

Mental strength is not about suppressing your emotions, but actually knowing how to deal with them and being aware of your strengths and weaknesses.

Mentally strong people assess their emotions and know what thoughts and feelings help them become the best they can be.

3. They practice positive self-talk.

Before going out to face a world of busy-ness, they regulate their inner drive by assuring themselves of how great they are and what they can accomplish.

Mentally strong people use phrases like "I am great" and "I will be super today." Such practice gets their minds to be positive and stay focused on being the best they can be.

4. They reach out.

They reach out to those they care about and practice love. Love helps you realize self-compassion and the need to be connected with others who surround you.

5. They set healthy boundaries.

Reaching out doesn't mean they give out their power. They know they have to be responsible for how they think, feel, and behave. And setting healthy boundaries is one way they can maintain their identity.

6. They set goals.

They know what they want to accomplish for the day. They don't dilly-dally. Rather, they are clear and focused on how they will spend their day.

By setting goals during the morning, they can organize their thoughts and prepare mentally for the day's activities.

7. They exercise.

Exercising and working out helps them build their minds and remain physically fit. This is an opportunity to task themselves and know if they can maintain a routine and improve their personalities as well.

8. They challenge themselves to become better.

They want to know what they need to work on and what could be holding them back from growth.

Mentally strong people do not want to be stuck. Rather, they are constantly looking for opportunities to become a better version of themselves.

9. They embrace joyful moments.

They know they can benefit from the unlimited powers of their mind only if they practice expansive thinking. Mentally strong people are not so hard on themselves.

If it is reading a book that makes them happy, they do it. If it is listening to particular kind of music that excites them, they do it.

They don't limit their reach for being happy. Rather, they are always willing to embrace joyful moments.

10. They hope for the best.

There is only so much you can do. That is why mentally strong people look for the best in what they will face during the day.

They do not want to be brought down by energy-stealers. Rather, they focus on the amazing possibilities that the day will offer them.