“The people who really excel often have an amazing growth mindset. They are incredibly able to deal with the discomfort and pain of failure; to look at it as a learning opportunity and to see how they can grow and thrive and learn from that.”
Last year I published '7 Online Psychologists to Follow in 2017' and it has been the most visited page on Potential Psychology in the past 12 months.
This year I've expanded the list. We have more psychologists on a greater range of digital platforms. Psychologists are now podcasters, vloggers, bloggers, digital course creators, social media mavens, authors and publishers. Their goal in every endeavour? To help you to overcome everyday challenges, thrive and flourish.
Here's a fact: Australians collectively interact with their mobile phone 480 million times per day.
I've tried digital detoxes (they don't last long) and I bear and share guilt about my mobile phone use. I know it interferes with relationships. I know it's a productivity killer. I know the signs of addiction... oops.
I also know that smartphones and digital tech are not going away - nor do I want them to. So rather than labour beneath the guilt of 'I should' or 'I shouldn't' when it comes to my smartphone, I've put together the ultimate list of apps for mental health, happiness and well being. If I'm going to be glued to my phone I may as well use the tech for good.
In an increasingly scheduled life (work, parenting, community, health, domestics... you know the drill) it's hard to find 10 minutes to myself.
If you've read about the myriad benefits of meditation but still find it tough to find 10 minutes to yourself, here's how I do it.
Worry will not change the outcome.
Yet we do it anyway. It makes no sense.
This is your crazy brain at work.
Worry is a natural response to thinking about the future and anticipating events. Some of us are wired up to do it more than others. When we worry excessively and uncontrollably we're heading into anxiety territory and that needs professional support.