View from the Bridge: Spring clean your brain

March 29th, 2018

A WORD FROM THE TOP
It’s that time of year when we think about throwing open the windows, letting in some fresh air and doing a little Spring cleaning. While this typically entails decluttering our closets and other nooks and crannies in our homes, we don’t think about other areas of our lives that may also require some decluttering!
This month we’re sharing the following article on “decluttering your brain” as many of us can get caught up both professionally and personally in over-thinking and worrying about things that ultimately may hold us back. We’re also including a Ted Talk given by Amy Morin, the author of the article. Amy has personally experienced some tragic life events and challenges that would knock most of us to our knees. In her TED Talk she shares how to develop mental strength in the face of challenge and adversity…it’s worth the “watch”!

Warm regards,

Sandra Reder

President & Founder
Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting

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3 WAYS TO DECLUTTER YOUR MIND SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON THE THINGS THAT MATTER
Credit: Inc., Amy Morin, Author, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do”; Image: Getty Images.
 
Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.
Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.
I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house isn’t clean enough. My life would be better if I had more money.
Rehashing the same things, focusing on the negative, and worrying about things you can’t control wastes your time and your mental energy. The key to building more mental muscle involves decluttering your mind of those mental habits that are keeping you stuck.
Here are three tips that will help you spring clean your brain and rid yourself of the thinking patterns that keep you from reaching your greatest potential.
1. Get rid of the pity parties.
Feeling sad or disappointed is healthy. But self-pity is different. It involves magnifying your misfortune and convincing yourself that your problems are worse than anyone else’s. And if you’re not careful, it will keep you stuck.

THIS IS HEADSTRONG

 

The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong: There’s a lot of talk about physical strength, but not much about mental strength. Amy Morin (the author of our featured article) prescribes some workouts for your brain so that you can be your best no matter what the circumstances. 

 

 

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