How to Increase Your Mental and Emotional AgilitySep 18, 2023
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When we can maintain a more fluid and less rigid approach to life, it goes a long way to reducing stress and turmoil. We can pivot and not end up stuck in certain emotions or thought patterns. This allows us to better manage whatever unexpected thing life throws our way.
Because it’s such an invaluable skill, I’ve both practiced and taught thought flexibility for a long time. And over the years, I’ve found the same concept described in various ways. In this episode, I want to share one more way of viewing it. I’ve long believed it to be helpful to describe similar skills in different ways because one way might work better, speak deeper, and stick more tightly for you than another. So let’s once more examine how to increase your mental and emotional agility.
“Mental and emotional agility is the ability to move and change shape when you’re in a high wind. When you’re under stress. When you are experiencing severe storms.” – Dr. Sara Dill
What You’ll Learn
- A lesson from trees
- Increasing the space of our power
- Mental rigidity vs Mental agility
- Integral to well-being and success
- Four steps to mental flexibility
- Examining thoughts and emotions
Contact Info and Recommended Resources
- Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David, PhD
- The Doctor Dilemma: How to Quit Being Miserable Without Quitting Medicine by Dr. Sara Dill, MD
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- When It’s Just One Thing After Another
- How To Cope When Things Go Wrong
- How to Identify What Your Dream Practice Looks Like
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