"we need to reverse the formula for happiness and success [stating that] If I work harder, then I'll be more successful, and if I am more successful, then I'll be happier.... It's scientifically broken and backwards....".
#ShawnAchor #PositivePsychology #MartinSeligmanShawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most... ... See MoreSee Less
Many people go through life continuously "motivating" themselves. Getting motivated to work, lose weight, overcome obstacles, change their life, start new, do something different, etc.
Nothing wrong with that per se. Motivation is a great driver for action. When it comes to mental health, it has its limits, though. Motivation is fueled by "outside" reasons.
Inspiration, on the other hand, comes from the "inside"; it comes from YOU. For optimal mental health it is crucial to have your actions be guided by both motivation AND inspiration. In fact, inspiration is more important, in the end.
This video discusses inspiration and motivation in more detail.
The most favourite Radio Station of many a client...... Quite accurate, indeed.
Welcome to Anxiety News Radio (WANR)....
Welcome to Anxiety News Radio, WANR, broadcasting inside your head twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We’re the news station you’ve grown up with and we’re the station that never sleeps. Anxiety News Radio is known for its cutting-edge coverage of all of your deep-seated fears, worries, and all that is wrong with you.
We’ll offer you round-the-clock compelling listening of doom and gloom—morning, noon, and night. Our mission is to drown out your values and keep you stuck. Our goal is to take over and control your life whenever we can. When you wake in the early hours, WANR will be there to make you aware of all the unpleasant aspects of your life, even before you get out of bed.
We’ll bring you all the things that you find most disturbing and distressing -anytime, anywhere. So don’t forget that, and if you should try to forget us or tune us out, then we’ll be sure to crank up the volume and broadcast even louder.
So, please pay attention! And remember, Anxiety News Radio knows what’s best for you -what you think and feel inside your skin can be really awful. So, just stay tuned and keep on listening.
We know how to pull you out of your life in a flash and keep you stuck. [Taken from a book on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, 2016, John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert]#RadioStationInYourHead #ACT #AcceptanceAndCommitmentTherapy ... See MoreSee Less
I Love this definition of Mindfulness! Over 400 years old, already!
“If the heart wanders or is distracted bring it back to the point quite gently - and even if you did nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back - though it went away every time, your hour would be very well employed”. - Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622) ... See MoreSee Less
In the Mindfulness tradition, there is no clear and definite (and lasting) "self". There is not something you can call "you". Everything is impermanent and in a constant state of flux. You, therefore, are as well.
There is no thing or aspect you can permanently identify with as "I, me, my". This can, once you “get” this, actually be liberating when it comes to aspects of your "you" you do not like! "You" can change them.
Depression, anxiety and other mental ill-health symptoms are, in a sense, constructs. We can learn to dis-identify from them, and see them for what they are: “happenings” that come, and go. The Mindful ability to do this can drastically reduce suffering!
firstname.lastname@example.org www.simplifyinglife.com.auIn the Mindfulness tradition, there is no clear "self". There is not something you can call "you". Everything is impermanent and in a constant state of flux.... ... See MoreSee Less