Turn up Joy. Dial down Stress.
One of the hardest things to remember when we are challenged or trapped in anxiety is reminding yourself that there are multiple truths existing at once.
Finding something to look forward to or celebrate (especially when it’s hard to find) could change your life.
Think of it like an epsom salt bath for your brain.
Today’s episode is about finding value in growth. And how doing so could be one of the best things you could ever do for your mental and emotional well-being.
Over the last few years I’ve noticed a trend in my life:
1. Set a goal
2. Accomplish the goal
3. Then create a new goal…
After doing this repeatedly, I started to notice that I wasn’t feeling any better after step 3. If anything, I was feeling more stressed!
There are valuable levels of stress. For example – when you exercise:
1. Warm up
2. Max out
3. Cool down
Celebrating a win after hitting a goal is like giving your brain a mental cool down and floods your brain with all the feel-good chemicals like serotonin and dopamine.
Even if the win is – “I made my bed today.”
“I put pants on.”
“I finally organized my sock drawer.”
And if you’ve been looking for a good excuse to grab a cupcake, light a candle, and throw confetti – this solo-cast can be your invitation to the party.
Maybe you aren’t in the mood to celebrate today and that’s okay! But maybe you can find a better feeling thought to reach for right now… what a relief that could be.
If relief is what you need, I hope you find some here.