A better world, Communication, Effectiveness, Personal Development, psychology

13 Things Mentally Strong People don’t do By Amy Morin.

Amy Morin wrote a powerful book called ’13 Things Mentally Strong People don’t do’.

Through honest anecdotes and insightful observations, Morin explores 13 mental traps that you cannot allow yourself to succumb to if you want to live a powerful, happy, and successful life.  

They are as follows:

#1 Waste time feeling sorry for themselves

#2 Give away their power

#3 Shy away from change

#4 Focus on things they can’t control

#5 Worry about pleasing everyone

#6 Fear taking calculated risks

#7 Dwell on the past

#8 Make the same mistakes over and over

#9 Resent other people’s success

#10 Give up after the first failure

#11 Fear alone time

#12 Feel the world owes them anything

#13 Expect immediate results

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A better world, Communication, Effectiveness, Personal Development, psychology

The Upward Spiral By Alex Korb

If you tell someone you’re feeling depressed, they will probably assume there must be an external cause and ask, “why?”. According to Alex Korb, this isn’t the right question! Instead, we need to look toward the complicated configuration of the human brain.

Today’s big idea comes from Alex Korb and his insightful book, ‘The Upward Spiral’. The book has the subtitle ‘Using neuroscience to reverse the cause of depression, one small change at a time’ and is, in its essence, a guide on how to defend yourself against depression and anxiety.  

In the book we learn that when a person becomes depressed, it happens due to a communication dysfunction in the brain! Thoughts and emotions start spinning out of control, creating a downward spiral – pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy.

The good news is that recent science confirms that the brain, like the rest of the body, can be restored and improved through dedication and practice. Through incremental positive adjustments, you can trigger neurochemicals in your brain that counter stress, reduce anxiety, and put you back on an upward spiral.

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A better world, Change Management, Communication, Personal Development, psychology

Loved. By Vivienne Ladommatou & Shaun Young

Love changes everything! It’s a force, of nature that is more powerful and more capable than any other of changing the world! This week I read a beautiful book by Vivienne Ladommatou and Shaun Young and their lovely book, ‘Loved’. The book has the subtitle ‘How to coach yourself to well-being through self-love’ and is, in its essence, a guide to Get well, be well and do well!

Packed with forthright reflections and actionable exercises, the book provides us with a framework for:

  • Hearing ourselves think,
  • comprehending our feelings
  • and understanding the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour.

A fundamental point in the book is that if we want to see a happier and healthier world for ourselves and our children, we must consciously commit to optimizing our well-being and persistently grow to realize our full potential. We must change our minds!

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A better world, Communication, Personal Development, psychology

The upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal

In the 1930s, Hungarian endocrinologist Hans Selye ran a series of experiments with rats, testing the effects of stress on their bodies. What he concluded was that stress had significant health implications for the animals! Taking his findings, a step further, he theorized that stress affects humans similarly.

As a result, even to this day, most health experts preach that stress is dangerous. ‘Learn to manage your stress’, they say, or ‘suffer severe consequences such as heart disease, depression, or addiction’.

When they say ‘manage your stress’ they actually mean ‘reduce it’ – either through relaxation techniques or by reorganizing your life.

This week I read a fascinating and intriguing book that disputes this conventional wisdom. It’s called ‘The Upside of Stress’ and is written by Kelly McGonigal. The book has the subtitle ‘Why stress is good for you, and how to get good at it’ and is, in its essence, a rarely positive approach towards stress! Building on the latest scientific research, McGonigal teaches us how to embrace stress and use it to become happier, healthier, and more productive.

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A better world, Change Management, Communication, Personal Development, psychology

How To Stop Feeling Like Sh*t By Andrea Owen

If you – like me – are continuously exploring the path of self-improvement, I recommend reading ‘How to stop feeling like sh*t by Andrea Owen. In the book, she emphasizes that self-improvement starts with self-awareness and the ability to transform your habits.

Therefore, she walks the reader through 14 self-destructive habits we need to break to snap out of autopilot, feel empowered, and live more fulfilling lives. Written in inclusive and straight-to-the-point language, the book mainly targets a female audience. However, I would argue that everyone can benefit from her sound advice, irrespective of gender, race, or religion!

The 14 self-destructive habits are as follows:

  1. Your Inner Critic
  2. Isolation and Hiding
  3. Numbing
  4. Comparison
  5. Self-Sabotage
  6. Imposter Syndrome
  7. People Pleasing
  8. Perfectionism
  9. Being “strong”
  10. Control
  11. Catastrophizing
  12. Blame
  13. Cynicism
  14. Overachieving

We hope you will enjoy this video, where we will walk you through the highlights of each habit.

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