Recently, Matt and I did a couple of videos exploring intrusive thoughts or anxieties and why it’s useful to look at why we’re afraid of the consequences of those thoughts or anxieties coming true. There’s an exercise for doing that, The 5 Whys, which I shared in my book, The Mind Workout, and Matt explains near the end of this video:
We could also call this: Recovery is like rowing. You’ll be bad at both until you’re not. And then you’ll just push harder. If you’re working with a personal trainer on your physical fitness, it’s not strange if you expect to work with somebody that’s in better shape than you, that practices the skills you want to learn, that’s reached the same goals you want to reach. In the mental health sector, however, involving people with lived experience of recovery …
Whether you’re lifting heavy weights in the gym, or lifting heavy weights in your everyday life on the path to recovery, may those weights get heavier and you get stronger in the new year. Happy New Year! – Mark
Great video about the excuses we make to avoid getting physically fit, but you probably hear almost every single one of these excuses when it comes to getting mentally fit. What excuses are you making to avoid quitting your compulsions, to not meditate, to not try to control things you can’t control, or so many other things that are damaging your health?