In this episode, Amy Morin, LCSW talks to us about mental strength, what it is (and isn't), tips to build it, and how leaders can use mental strength to lead with confidence and inspire others.
Amy Morin, LCSW is a psychotherapist and the editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind. She's the host of The Verywell Mind Podcast and an international bestselling author of 4 books on mental strength.
4:57: Mental strength is all about the way you think, the way you feel, and the way you behave...It’s not just I need this because I'm going to go through tragedy someday, it’s about saying how do I reach my greatest potential?
5:49: Mentally strong people don’t feel sorry for themselves. Self-pity is different from sadness. Sadness is healing - that part of the process is really good for us. Sometimes, allowing us to be sad helps us honor something that we lost. The best antidote to self-pity is gratitude. If you start doing that in life, it trains your brain to focus on the good.
7:58: Don’t give away your power. I’m in charge of how I think, how I feel, how I behave. Switching that language makes a huge difference. It’s a powerful shift to change the dynamic of the day.
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This podcast is hosted by Allison Walsh and Dr. Angela Phillips. It is produced by Allison Walsh, Ashley Tate, and Nicole LaNeve. For more information or if you’re interested in being a guest on this podcast, please visit www.therecoveryvillage.com/dearmindyoumatter.