Mental toughness is the ability to manage your emotions and control your thoughts and behavior in ways that will set you up for success. It’s not something you’re born with— it’s something you can learn, and not only in tough times.
When I worked for the FBI, I learned that agents needed mental toughness to chip away at messy cases that can last for years. I learned that ignoring problems case wouldn’t make them go away. I had to learnhow to work through the problems until I found an answer.
Channing Tatum had his mind blown after he used an astrology app.
The 39-year-old actor posted a video on Twitter in which he talks about his experience using an app called The Pattern and why therapy is important.According to the app’s description on the App Store, it “is a social network that helps you better understand yourself and connect with others on a deeper level” after you input your birth date and time. … continue reading Channing Tatum talks about therapy and astrology in bizarre video
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.
If you follow my work, you’ve read some startling research summaries that explore the havoc stress can wreak on one’s physical and mental health (such as the Yale study, which found that prolonged stress causes degeneration in the area of the brain responsible for self-control). The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.
Source: 10 ways smart people stay calm
A recent longitudinal study examines the link between eating fruits and vegetables, and mental health.
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