Just like a muscle, your mental capacity needs to be flexed, honed and worked upon each and every day.
That’s why this piece in Forbes resonated with us so much.
This time of year can be particularly challenging staying focused with so many distractions and then next thing you know it, we’re tested again in January with persistence and determination with resolutions.
That said, there are a few tips to help build the mental strength necessary for the long haul, especially when life and work throw you a curveball.
1. Evaluate your core beliefs. After all, they influence pretty much everything — thoughts, behavior, attitude, emotions. Amy Morin, licensed clinical social worker from Maine, writes in the piece,
“Identify and evaluate your core beliefs. Look for beliefs that are black and white, and then find exceptions to the rule. Very few things in life are ‘always’ or ‘never’ true. Modifying core beliefs requires purposeful intention and hard work, but it can change the entire course of your life.” Read more