Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:
Read more efficiently
Save what inspires you
Save all ideas
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
It means having the skills to control your behavior, emotions and thoughts in the pursuit of long-term goals.
Emotional regulation skills enable us to live a healthy and well-balanced life, physically, mentally and spiritually.
You have to recognize that you have the choice in how you react to situations.
This will empower you to work with the challenges that you face in your life: you'll have clarity, focus and a purpose.
... to control your emotions:
Used effectively, stress can motivate us to accomplish more than we had imagined possible. Stress can jolt us to reach our potential. Without stress, we’d feel rudderless and without purpose.
However, while a little stress can help us stay motivated, chronic stress can leave us irritable, depressed, distracted and anxious.
Resilience is how we deal with stress effectively so we “bounce back” after a difficult time.
As we deal with issues that cause tension and strain, we learn to face adversity, deal with significant issues and overcome problems. We learn how to formulate realistic plans and carry them out.
Relying on tech to “do it for you” can make us mentally lazy.
Research by University College London into the brains of trainee taxi drivers showed that those who had passed the famous “Knowledge” test to learn routes across the city’s 25,000 streets and thousands of places of interest had a greater volume of grey matter in their posterior hippocampus — the nerve cells in the brain where processing takes place — than when they started.