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Are You At Your Breaking Point burnout mental fitness overwhelm stress Jun 14, 2022
The straw that broke the camel’s back refers to something seemingly minor or trivial, that when added to a situation full of accumulating difficulties, causes an extreme reaction or failure.
 
The idea is one of piling an extreme burden on a camel, until the weight of one, final...
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Is Perfection What You Really Want? hyper-achiever perfectionism stickler Jun 12, 2022
Is Perfection What You Really Want? 
 
"Perfectionism is a trait that makes life an endless report card on accomplishments or looks.
When healthy, it can be self-motivating and drive you to overcome adversity and achieve success. When unhealthy, it can be a fast and enduring track to...
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A Bubble For Your Thoughts thoughts & beliefs Jun 12, 2022
How is building mental fitness like blowing bubbles?
 
Both are activities that force you to pause, focus on a single activity, and focus on a sensory activity.
 
Both can help you regulate your nervous system and emotions and relieve stress and tension.
 
Both make use of...
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Victim unhelpful thoughts victim Jun 12, 2022
Simply put, having a victim mentality means that you are convinced that life is not only beyond your control, but is out to deliberately hurt you.
 
You blame other people and circumstances for the unhappiness you feel and routinely finger-point. Self-pity is your substitute for...
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Self-Awareness self-awareness Jun 12, 2022
High self-awareness is a solid predictor of good success in life.
What is it?
According to Psychologists Shelley Duval and Robert Wicklund, "Self-awareness is the ability to focus on yourself and how your actions, thoughts, or emotions do or don't align with your internal standards. If...
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Fill Your Own Glass mental fitness people pleasing Jun 12, 2022
Are you so busy helping, pleasing, rescuing or flattering others that you've lost sight of your own emotional, physical or financial needs?
 
How's that working for you?
 
If the answer is you feel resentful for being taken for granted, we need to talk. Your strategy for gaining...
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Fear In The Back Seat emotions fear Jun 12, 2022
Fear will always be in the back seat,
but don’t let it choose the route, the songs and
above all else – don’t let it drive.
Keep it firmly in the backseat."
- Elizabeth Gilbert
 
 
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You Had The Power All Along My Dear Jun 12, 2022
Do you remember Glinda the good witch - she was the one who helped Dorothy by showing her that the best lessons are the ones you learn for yourself — not the ones which are done for you. Smart cookie that Glinda.
I'm kind of like a Glinda for attorneys - without the crown. As your Legal...
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I Burned My House Down. burnout mental fitness Jun 12, 2022
Oh, did I mentioned that I burned my house down?
 
It happened when I had what appeared to be a "perfect life."
 
I had a successful law practice, a new marriage, a happy and healthy child, good health and fitness, loving friends and a comfortable home.
 
I was also burning...
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I don't meditate - do you? mental fitness self-care Jun 12, 2022
I tried to have a meditation practice. I even worked with a meditation coach for a while. I hoped it would help me deal with the anxiety and stress in my life.
 
Some days I felt like I was "getting it" and other days it was a challenge to stop my racing thoughts.
 
I figured it...
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Do You Feel Disconnected From Everything You Care About? Jun 12, 2022
Do you feel overwhelmingly exhausted, cynical, ineffective, helpless and DISCONNECTED from other people and your environment?
Have you retreated from work or activities that you enjoy, both physically and emotionally?
Are you feeling isolated and alone with your challenging circumstances?
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Don't Worry - Be Happy Jun 12, 2022
Nice sentiment BUT . . .
 
Simply telling yourself to be happy when you start to feel overwhelmed by more than you can hold - more than you can control - does not get to the root cause of the problem. In fact it's almost like putting on a blindfold while you keep juggling.
 
A more...
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