13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success Paperback – March 7, 2017
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Morin, a clinical social worker, lays out the 13 everyday habits that could be holding you back from achieving your best self. For example, dwelling on the past and resenting others for their success is not making your life any better. (Again, shocking!) Morin wants to help you change these negative behaviors into positive ones...so maybe you should let her.
Want to learn how to strengthen yourself mentally to endure life's most unpredictable curveballs? Morin will take you step-by-step through how to face your challenges head on with tips, exercises and troubleshooting advice.
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Master Your Mental Strength
Revolutionary new strategies that work for everyone from homemakers to soldiers and teachers to CEOs
- Don’t waste time feeling sorry for yourself
- Don’t give away your power
- Don’t shy away from change
- Don’t focus on things you can’t control
- Don’t worry about pleasing everyone
- Don’t fear taking calculated risks
- Don’t dwell on the past
- Don’t make the same mistakes over and over
- Don’t resent other people’s success
- Don’t give up after the first failure
- Don’t fear alone time
- Don’t feel the world owes you anything
- Don’t expect immediate results
- Paperback : 288 pages
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 0062358308
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062358301
- Dimensions : 0.65 x 5.31 x 8 inches
- Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 7, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As others have said, the ideas here are very basic but definitely not presented well for a beginner in self-help, especially a depressed one. Check out the sites 'Out of the FOG' and 'The Body is not an Apology' for a better start.
First, I tried to do this in the audio format, however the author is also the narrator and while she isn’t horrible if you are going to have an audiobook spend a little money and get a professional to do it unless you also double as a voice actor. I’m finicky with audio and gave up on that format after Ch 3 or 4.
Second, this did have some personal family trauma in it suffered by the author about some severe losses in her adult life. I found myself feeling really sorry for the death of her first husband at such a young age and the struggles with that lose. But it was like a resume, this is what happened to me and why I’m qualified to help you. I don’t know everyone has trauma or struggles in their lives, they are just different kinds. Some lose a loved one, others have health issues, other mental issues and some financial. Sure, she had some very big loses but it didn’t qualify her in my mind to be an expert for everyone.
Finally, I just skimmed through the chapter heading to see that they were
1. They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
2. They don't give away their power.
3. They don't shy away from change.
4. They don't focus on things they can't control.
5. They don't worry about pleasing everyone.
6. They don't fear taking calculated risks.
7. They don't dwell on the past.
8. They don't make the same mistakes over and over.
9. They don't resent other people's success.
10. They don't give up after the first failure.
11. They don't fear alone time.
12. They don't feel the world owes them anything.
13. They don't expect immediate results.
So the title is a little catchy but overall this list didn’t really help me. I’m really looking for more things with my general life and job change that might be helpful tools. I’m not even sure that if I was in a state of mental trauma or loss that she would get through to me. There was nothing that I skimmed in this that had an Ah-Ha moment to it.