Editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind, therapist, and international bestselling author Amy Morin shares actionable advice for developing the mental strength you need to reach your greatest potential. On Mondays, she interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other mentally strong people who explain the strategies they use to overcome the biggest battle we all face -- the battle within our own minds. Every Friday, she shares a quick exercise that will help you grow mentally stronger.
170 - Friday Fix: How to Prevent Burnout
Do you ever think you just don’t have any more to give? Are you emotionally exhausted? Do you feel cynical and hopeless?
These are just a few signs that you might be experiencing burnout. High levels of chronic stress combined with a sense of feeling stuck can lead to burnout.
You can’t always control all the factors that contribute to burnout. An unhealthy work environment may be to blame.
But there are steps you can take to improve your individual situation. A few changes to your lifestyle might go a long way toward helping you feel better.
169 - How to Develop Radical Confidence with Author Lisa Bilyeu
Lisa Bilyeu is co-founder of Quest Nutrition, a billion-dollar company. She’s also the president of Impact Theory, a weekly interview show that uncovers how achievers become successful.
She’s now the author of a book called Radical Confidence. In it, she describes how changing her mindset helped her create the life of her dreams.
Some of the things she talks about in today's episode are how gratitude was actually keeping her stuck in life, the difference between confidence and radical confidence, and the tools you need to create your best life.
168 - Friday Fix: How to Stay Mentally Strong When Someone Is Gaslighting You
When someone is gaslighting you, you’ll likely second guess yourself. Gaslighters are good at convincing you that you’ve lost touch with reality.
Whether they lie about your behavior, insist your feelings are irrational, or say your thoughts are distorted, their goal is to cause you to feel as though you’re losing your mind.
While gaslighting is most often discussed in terms of romantic relationships, it can occur in other relationships too. Your boss, friends, extended family, or even your doctor may gaslight you.
It’s tough to know what’s real and what isn’t when someone gaslights you. So on today’s episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I share four strategies that can help you stay mentally strong when someone is gaslighting you. I explain how to recognize gaslighting and what to do about it.
167 - Strategies for Healing & Resilience with Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger & Daughter Dr. Marianne Engle
Edith Eger was a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe when she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, a death camp. Dr. Eger and her sister survived, but their parents did not.
After the war, Dr. Eger got married and had a baby. She and her husband moved to the United States in 1949, and she got her degree in psychology. She began treating people with PTSD, which inspired her to continue working on healing herself.
Now, she’s written two books, The Choice and The Gift, where she chronicles her journey and the lessons she learned along the way.
Dr. Eger's daughter, Marianne Engle, also became a psychologist. She joins us for this conversation today. Some of the things Dr. Eger talks about are the things she had done to promote her own healing, how she fosters resilience in others, and how she has turned her suffering into strength.
166 - Friday Fix: How to Avoid Decision Fatigue
Do you ever feel like your brain can’t possibly make one more decision? Do simple choices feel overwhelming sometimes? If so, you might be experiencing decision fatigue.
It’s a real problem that can affect all of us. Our decision-making mental muscles only have so much energy. And when those reserves are depleted, decision-making can go downhill fast.
For some people, decision fatigue causes them to make poor choices. For others, the weariness makes it nearly impossible to decide on anything at all.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to combat decision fatigue. A few simple changes to the way you operate your day can make a big difference to your brainpower.
In today’s episode, I share the pitfalls of decision fatigue and the five things you can do to avoid it.
165 - How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds with Actress Chrissy Metz
Chrissy Metz is an American actress and singer. She’s best known for her role as Kate Pearson on the TV series This Is Us. She’s been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and she’s won two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Chrissy’s 2018 book, This Is Me, became a #1 New York Times Best Seller. In it, she describes her life growing up, the lessons she’s learned along the way, and her tips for living your best life.
Some of the things Chrissy talks about today are how she's learned to recognize her unhealed childhood wounds, the steps she is taking to manage her mental health, and how she's learning to become comfortable being uncomfortable.
Exactly what I was looking for!
I went online to look for helpful ideas and thoughts on resiliency and healthy responses to rejection. I found A LOT of stuff. One thing that stood out interested me was this podcast by Amy Morin. I listened to it and quickly realized that Amy’s the real deal and I plan to deep dive her content to work on my stuff.
Thank you for sharing!
I was listening to your podcast and realized that was me. I go into work around 6:30 (The clinic does not open till 9:00), eat a snack for lunch ( while continuing to work), go home in between 6:30-9:00pm , and work weekends some. I have no confidence. I feel like I am dumb and everyone around me is so Educated and so much smarter then me. I have 6 kids and was a stay at home mom for 20 years, ended up getting a divorce from a narcissistic man and it was like starting over at age 47. It has been so hard but I’m pushing through. When I was listening to you I thought this is me and I think this will help me. 🙏🏻
Bless you and your podcast!
Helpful and Hopeful
Amy brings light to self questions. Thanks!