being able to focus and recall specific positive memories could have a protective function. In line with this idea, researchers recently found that vulnerable teenagers at risk of depression (because of stress early in life) were less likely to develop depression during the course of the study if they were able to recall specific positive memories when prompted
Reader View · 2 min read · Jul 1st · Why is it easier to give advice to a friend rather than to ourselves? Psychology expert Steve Magness, who has coached executives and sports teams like the Brooklyn Nets boost their mental strength,… · Shared by 841, including Daron Larson, Martin Soorjoo
Using second- or third-person language in your self-talk creates distance between an experience and our emotional response. This linguistic trick allows us to zoom out. When we broaden our worldview beyond a self-immersed world, we move from emotional reaction to action. So the next time you’re in a stressful situation and in need of motivation, instead of saying to yourself “I can get through this,” say ”[Your name] can get through this.”
Reader View · 6 min read · Jul 30th · Performance coach Steve Magness shares 5 insights from his book, Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness. · Shared by 1278, including Ines Bieler, Martin Soorjoo
Feelings and emotions are messengers from our bodies that relay what’s going on. Don’t shun them; decipher their language instead.
Reader View · 4 min read · From 2020 · In a new study in mice, researchers discover exercise helps animals cope with stress by enabling an uptick in a crucial neural protein called galanin. · Shared by 272, including Matthias Lampe, Gregor B. Rosenauer, Nrupal Akolkar, Gabriele
Reader View · 3 min read · From 2020 · A roadmap for developing mental resilience skills. · Shared by 247, including Dr. Russell Hyken, Stefan T, Dorlee Michaeli, MBA, LCSW, Thomas Power, Neil Hart 💙, Stephanie A Kowalski, Dr Melanie Greenberg, Rich, Krishna, Miguel Angel Escotet, Mike Atwater, PhD, Niklaus Gerber
Reader View · 1 min read · May 24th · Plenty of people claim they can’t function without their morning coffee, but is there a neurological basis to it? A study published in Scientific Reports suggests that coffee does have beneficial… · Shared by 254, including justin caouette, Ines Bieler, Anita Leirfall, Mike Taylor, Gregg Caruso
caffeine can increase attention, working memory, and cognition.
Reader View · 4 min read · Apr 29th · When negative thinking becomes the norm, it can contribute to mental health problems including social anxiety, low self-esteem, and even depression. To avoid falling into that pattern, let’s explore… · Shared by 3409, including ellie-kempton, Stephanie A Kowalski, Massimiliano Aroffo, Tamsen Webster, Message Strategist (she/her)
when you’re already feeling anxious or depressed, succumbing to negative thought patterns is unfortunately likely to worsen the way you feel.
Reader View · 4 min read · Jun 16th · Unfinished tasks can overwhelm us or motivate us. These contradictory experiences are due to the Zeigarnik and the Ovsiankina effects. · Shared by 2735, including Stephanie A Kowalski, 👨✈️ AA-Admiral ⚓🚀🌌, Ines Bieler
compared to a task that has not yet been started, individuals have a stronger urge to complete interrupted or unfinished assignments.