Ep 118. Mental Hygiene

We have so much knowledge about how to take care of ourselves physically. We teach our kids about nutrition and we understand the value of exercise. We brush our teeth even when we don’t have a toothache. All of this in the name of physical hygiene. But when it comes to our mental and emotional health most people have no idea where to begin with hygiene. Today I’m going to help you get started. To begin with I’ll talk about some of the most common mental injuries including failure, rejection or judgement, disappointment and those sucker-punches life delivers us at times. Then I’m going to give you three main strategies to practice mental hygiene which will help you recover from mental injuries as well as develop mental resilience. I’ll teach you about becoming a curious watcher of your mind, becoming love and gratitude, and operating in full faith and trust in God. Press plan and let’s get to work on your mental health.

Bonus Episode. Real Questions & Real Answers

Last week I did a Q/A call. You showed up and brought amazing questions! I loved answering them from you and wanted everyone who couldn’t be there to benefit from hearing them. It’s the real life application of this work that makes it life altering. Check it out here. Real questions. Real answers.

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Start looking forward to Tuesdays

I think Tuesday is one of the most neglected days of the week.

Monday gets a lot of attention for being sort of a pain.

Wednesday is half way through.

Friday through Sunday are loved for obvious reasons.

Even Thursday is now beloved as a throw-back day so it’s gaining popularity thanks to social media.

But Tuesday is so obedient and neutral that it doesn’t get any love or hate. I think it’s time we change that. I’m officially taking Tuesday under my wing as “Show Us Your Bold” day.

Each Tuesday I’m going to post a new challenge!

If you dare…join in the challenge and then report back! Use #showusyourbold

show us your bold Consider these challenges experiments in human behavior. Some of them will help you examine your own behavior and thereby “meet” yourself (a fascinating experience I assure you) and others will just make you laugh and be in awe of the people around you.

Today’s challenge is one you may have heard me talk about before if you know me personally. It’s my favorite. I still conduct it whenever I get the chance. I actually adopted it from some other close friends whom I’d like to give a quick shout out to. I love you Ali and Claire!

Yep, you knew it was coming…This is the butt load challenge.

Just how much IS a butt load?

You’re challenge this week is to ask for a butt load of something. Maybe you’re at the drive thru and they’re asking if you want ketchup. Just reply with, “a butt load please.” It works best if you do it in public when the service person is least expecting it. Ask for a butt load of ice in your drink. Ask for a butt load of butter on your movie popcorn. You get the idea. Get creative.

 Now, here’s the important part. Pay attention to how people respond. Do they even hear you? Do they ignore your? Do they laugh? Smile? Act annoyed? Isn’t it wonderful how many different responses you’ll get?

And you know….everyone responds differently because it isn’t what you said that makes them feel a certain way, it’s what they choose to think about it.  FASCINATING right?

I’d love to hear what this experience is like for you so PLEASE participate and share here on the blog or on Facebook or you can email me if you’re more comfortable.

Come on don’t be shy. Show us your bold. It’s going to be a butt load of fun.

I do love your guts…

Jody

PS – My apologies to my dad who is shaking his head, rolling his eyes and wondering what sort of deep end I’ve officially gone off.