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Episode #11 - Three Unusual Science-Backed Tactics to Boost Your Mental Health
No... they're NOT exercise, nutrition, meditation or sleep!*
As the world continues to be uncertain and chaotic in so many ways - coronavirus, more lockdowns, emotionally charged elections and more - Mind: Unlocked co-founder Niraj Shah shares 3 unusual, practical and easy-to-use science-backed tactics to boost your mood and mental well-being today.
*exercise, nutrition, meditation and sleep are *fundamental* physical and mental well-being pillars. We highly recommend integrating them all into your life at the highest quality that you can.
01:36 - The big disruptor in our lives in 2020 and beyond.
02:06 - Niraj shares the #1 skill we MUST learn for the future.
02:36 - Do the people around us really impact our mood? It comes down to one simple yet powerful psychological principle.
04:00 - Niraj talks about how to diversify socialising “digitally” during social distancing times.
04:40 - Why calling your most upbeat friends during this difficult time in the world is critical.
05:20 - Listen to this thought experiment & do a quick visualisation exercise to explore how body language affects mood.
06:09 - But is the reverse possible? Can we impact our mood by changing our physiology?
07:33 - How gratitude actually changes how our brain is wired.
08:50 - One of the most powerful “gratitude practices” that’s easy to do and is highly effective.
10:28 - Niraj shares his biggest tip for boosting mental health, especially since the coronavirus hit.
10:30 - “If it bleeds, it leads!” The communication channels that have adopted this principle and how they impact our daily lives, if we let them!
12:11 - Niraj shares 3 bonus tips for how to master media consumption.
13:00 - Sometimes switching on the TV can be healthy! Here is your permission slip.
Key topics: mental health, mood, mental well-being, practical tips.
*DISCLAIMER: Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on our podcast or seen on our website. Please see our Mental Health and Medical Policy here.