For many of us, we believe saying 'no' is hard, so we don’t do it. And then we end up feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, frustrated, angry, and resentful because we're saying yes to things we don't want to do in order to avoid feeling guilty, selfish, uncaring, or rigid. But the truth is, saying 'no' doesn't mean we have to feel any of these things if we're able to change our mindset around what it means when we say no, and if we also have a step-by-step process to follow when doing so. So here [...]
Sometimes we need to create space for our feelings, we need to feel our feelings, we need to understand and process our feelings, and sometimes we need to get in there and snap ourselves out of a bad mood and get out of a funk by using some simple brain hacks to get yourself to feel happy. In this episode of GoodForMeTV, I am going to teach you 7 quick, simple, and effective ways to turn your thoughts around so you can turn your mood around so you can start feeling good right away. If [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbHc_zZ1sfU We think we want to be normal because we think we're not. But the truth is, most of us are very normal, but the things that make us normal are holding us back and making us unhappy. So, if you want to learn how to be happier, learn to not be normal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1G79aiGXHw Do you find it hard to know what to say to someone who's struggling? How to be supportive, show them that you care, or even just get them to open up to you? It's often hard to know what to say to someone who is struggling. Usually, when someone tells us about something that they are going through that's difficult, painful, or upsetting, we want to be helpful, but often end up saying things that aren't.
When a friend or family member opens up to us about something tough they're going through it can be really hard to know what to do or say. How can we show them that we're there for them? How do we let them know we support them? What can we say that will help? It's tough to know what they need from us in those moments so sometimes we don't end up saying anything for fear of saying the wrong thing, or we say something that makes the person shut down or get defensive - [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlCE6e4PsFk You may be tempted to deal with your triggers by avoiding everything or everyone that triggers you. Although that will help you feel better in the moment, it will make life a lot harder for you overall. Instead, here's an emotionally intelligent way of managing your triggers that will help you a lot more.
Healthy boundaries are essential for our health, happiness, and the quality of our relationships. But many among us don't even know what a boundary is, let alone how to set healthy ones. But we need healthy boundaries in our relationships with others and with ourselves. There is a lot of information out there on how to set strong boundaries but most of it is not accurate. So, today, we're going to clear a few things up about boundaries and I'm going to equip you with some tools and information so you can go and start [...]
No matter how old we are, emotional maturity is something we can all be working on more - not because being emotionally mature makes us better, more valuable people, but because we feel better when we're more in charge of our minds and emotions and are less reactive to everything (and everyone) around us. Today, in this episode of GoodForMeTV, we're going into how emotionally mature you are and the 5 key signs you're emotionally mature right now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxt41CmFC0g We often think that it's the big things that will make us happier, but it's engaging in small things on a regular basis that truly makes life better. When we're struggling, most of us want to feel better and have a happy life, and this list is intended to do just that.
When you start setting boundaries, you're going to get pushback and your boundaries are going to bring out the emotional maturity of those closest to you. But that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong or that you should stop setting boundaries. In fact, it usually means you're doing something right. Here's the kind of pushback you'll likely get when you set a boundary with family, and what to do about it when you do.
You may be sabotaging yourself, your happiness, your success, and your relationships without even knowing it. We all have subconscious habits, beliefs, and patterns that we're doing that are keeping us stuck, holding us back, and leaving us feeling frustrated and confused. Here I teach you 3 very common self-sabotage habits you may be doing and what to do about them so you can stop sabotaging yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5zdPwvRap4 Taking on and absorbing other people's problems can make you think that it means you really care about them, but it's actually not entirely true and is a form of codependency that can be harmful to both you and your relationships. Here I talk about how to stop absorbing other people's problems and alternate ways to show you care.
What do you want for yourself or for your life this year? How will you take massive action in 2020 to get the life you want? How will you reset your life and get where and what you want this year? In this video, I walk you through a powerful but simple way to reach your goals. This is how to get where you want in life and how to get to your goals faster.
Most of the things we're doing to boost our self-esteem are completely wrong. We tend to focus on external things like changing our career or changing the way we look to in order to increase our self-esteem but that's not the way it works. Whenever we make changes on the outside to solve issues on the inside we set ourselves up for failure. This is not the key to confidence or how we build self-esteem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojsNGLV37E4 If your brain has been feeling out of control lately and you've been overthinking a lot and you want to learn how to stop overthinking - this talk is for you. Here we're talking about 5 steps to get out of your head so you can feel calmer and in charge of your mind and emotions. These strategies based on CBT, radical acceptance, and mindfulness will also help if you've been struggling with either anxiety or depression.
Whether you're worrying about something that could happen in the future or stressing about something that happened in the past, overthinking is distracting and draining. On a deeper level, it's a form of self-sabotage, and on a more surface level, we do it to try and protect ourselves from vulnerability.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGkbR7T-Vh0 The biggest thing that holds any of us back is our own minds - specifically, the thoughts our minds think and our willingness to believe them. When you become aware of your thoughts and learn how to manage them so they can stop controlling you, and thereby stop overthinking so much, your life will open up to so much more.
How do you handle intense emotions when you get triggered? It's not always easy to take a step back and control your emotions when the more intense ones show up. So here we're going to talk about what to do when you're emotionally triggered so you can build your emotional intelligence and feel more confident and in charge of your reactions in any situation.
The Bad News: As humans, we are resistant to change. The Good News: We are also one of the most adaptable creatures on the planet. We don’t do well with an extreme change that happens all at once but we really do well with small, incremental changes one little bit at a time. In today’s episode of GoodForMeTV, we are going to talk about 7 simple habits that you can start working on a little bit right now that are going to change your life.
Self-sabotage is something a lot of us are doing without even knowing it. But self-sabotage shows up in small, everyday things with think or do without even realizing it. In this video, I show you 34 signs of self-sabotage so you can become aware of any you're doing and work to stop doing them. If you're feeling stuck, frustrated, and not getting what or where you want in life, chances are you're sabotaging yourself.
A lot of us struggle with guilt. It is a complex topic and can be muddled to a lot of things like shame and remorse. In today’s talk, I'm going to teach you the difference between guilt, shame, and remorse, how we often get guilt and shame mixed up, and why this is a major problem. I'm going to teach you how to understand guilt, how to deal with guilt, how to let go of guilt, and how to stop using guilt, because the truth is, it's a sneaky form of manipulation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Av29aUScwI You're not a failure. You might think that you're failing yourself because you haven't always gotten the results you want that you are, but you're not. Here I'm going to teach you both how to stop feeling like a failure and how to succeed at your goals. This talk will give you the motivation to keep going when you feel like giving up.
It is my commitment to you that nothing I post online is going to be fear-mongering or contribute to any hysteria or anxiety about what is happening during this global coronavirus pandemic. My goal is to create and provide a space for you that is grounding, safe and helpful. In this talk, we're going to take a step back, and learn tools to stay calmer and grounded when all our brains want to do is panic and freak out over coronavirus. I'm going to teach you how to cope better and feel better when everything [...]
We're all feeling a lot of emotions right now, and our brains are having a hard time making sense of what's going on in the world. Some are feeling anxious about the coronavirus and the impact it's going to have on us directly, how it's going to impact the economy or our jobs. And some are feeling lonely and disconnected because of social distancing and social isolation. Coping with the Coronavirus outbreak isn't easy for most of us, and I'm going to teach you some tools to help you cope with the Corona Crisis better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US3e9IhB1Ss You might often wonder to yourself "why am I unhappy? Things in my life seem okay, so what's going on?" There are things that your brain is doing without you being aware of it that are making you unhappy, and here we're going to talk about the 6 main ones. This talk goes deeper into our psyche, so be sure to stay tuned till the end to get some deep shifts.
When things are uncertain, we usually default to either fear or anger and it's because the human brain hates uncertainty. Whether it's uncertainty about a global pandemic or about a meeting with your boss - when things are uncertain, our brain tries to protect us by imagining the worse case scenario - whether it's actually helpful or not. In today’s episode of Good For Me TV, I teach you 6 key mindset shifts that are going to calm your anxiety both during this coronavirus pandemic, and they are also perspective shifts you can apply to [...]
There is a lot of uncertainty happening in the world right now - for all of us. And needless to say, it can be really stressful and anxiety-provoking. It's tough to know how to deal with uncertainty and it requires a kind of mental strength that has nothing to do with toughening it out. In fact, it's the exact opposite. How mentally strong people deal with uncertainty might surprise you, and I'm going to teach you how they do it here now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBDChIDIxGI You may be struggling with anxiety without knowing it because you don't see yourself as the typical person who appears anxious on the outside. You may be struggling with something called High Functioning Anxiety. Here are 10 high-functioning anxiety symptoms that will give you more insight so you can seek out effective ways to help you overcome anxiety.
We're going to talk about grief. Not the grief of losing a loved one, but the grief of losing something every single one of us has lost in the last month - our plans of how we thought our lives were going to go for at least the first half of this year. And although it may not be as serious as losing a loved one, it still hurts and it's still hard and our brains may be having a hard time with it- and that's okay. We're also going to talk about how move [...]
Being around people who tend to be more negative can be challenging. Let's face it - it can be downright annoying. But there is something we can do about it that doesn't involve cutting them off completely. I'm going to teach you empowering ways to deal with negative people - or at least those people who tend to be more negative than we'd prefer.