HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH
Strive to show up as your best possible self.
how many 'musts' are there?
Have you ever stopped to listen to how much of what is said includes the word 'should'. I should do that, I should have done that, I have-to ....
How many 'musts' are there in our lives? What's an alternative way of being in the world?
I like the idea of being willing ... I'm willing to do that. I was willing to do that. It means that I've made a choice.
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Get out of your mind and into your life
It's helpful to make a clear distinction between our:
internal world, our thoughts, feelings, sensations - and the
real world, our actions, the actions of others, and what goes on in the world.
Ruminating (going over and over the past as if some great insight will emerge), or worrying (predicting the bad things that will go wrong in the future), certainly keeps us occupied in our minds.
However, it stops us from being in the real world.
Try acting 'as if' what matters to you, actually matters.
As the book title says - get out of your mind and into your life.
Want more coping strategies? Strategies for thriving will be more helpful.
If difficult emotions surface - make room for them. Avoiding them isn't the answer.
It's useful to know what you're thinking. Buying into unhelpful thoughts increases distress.