We can help preserve our mental well-being by proactively surrounding ourselves in layers of psychological bubble wrap, adopting the powerful beliefs and behaviors that can protect us from life’s inevitable bumps and crashes. If we can create habits that consistently add layers of emotional cushion, we can achieve what I call shatterproof resilience.
It’s time to hug your monster. When we have uncomfortable feelings and emotions, it’s tempting to try to push them away. Unfortunately, this just increases the intensity and duration with which we feel them. We use all of our mental energy trying not to feel them, which only makes us feel them more.
In 2008, happiness was an 11 billion dollar industry. Today, that number is astronomically higher. There are countless books, podcasts, blogs, and articles claiming to teach us how to be happy. But is all of this “happiness” making us any happier?
Timothy speaks with Anne Grady, the author of ‘Mind over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience’. They discuss the simple idea of how to create and channel a mindset that will help you get out of a mental rut so you can persue your passions, goals and dreams.
In a time when many of us seem to be reevaluating our priorities, burnout and stress are at an all-time high, and over 50% of Americans are “quiet-quitting”, it seems like the right time to rethink the way we work.