Do you get nostalgic when it comes time to replace or discard old technology? Have you ever been caught off-guard by your own feelings when you encounter old tech and gadgets? And does your answer have anything to do with counseling?
When I celebrated my 50th birthday, friends fêted me with a party that included homemade, allergen-free food, and reminders of my childhood. including an electronic memory game called, Simon. Soon, I was reminiscing about everything from rotary phones with exceptionally long telephone cords to the different PC models that would have been the backdrop of every geeky kid’s experience in America. Where were you when the TRS-80 (later called the Model I) was revealed on August 3, 1977? Continue reading “A Tale of Technology and Connection”
If you are looking for a scholarly explanation about why it is difficult for so many people to change something in their lives, keep looking. You won’t find that theoretical discussion here.
However, if you are searching for a more pragmatic discourse about why it is so damn hard to change, you’ve come to the right place! Right here, right now, I will serve my observations to you with no holds barred, completely unrestrained, straight up, and the plain and simple truth (with a small letter ‘t’).
In Part I “Getting Your Mental Game On”, I shared four things to help you get your mental game on when things get rough. In review, we’re talking about dreaming, observing, rehearsing, and learning from failure.
The next six keys will help you keep your mental game engaged and working for you. These are: developing resilience, not second-guessing yourself, self-soothing, developing a positive mindset, adopting a self-care routine, and having fun and relaxing. This set of skills enhance what you have built in the first part of your mental game foundation.
5. Develop Resilience – Why is it that some people get back up after they emotionally, psychologically, and sometimes even physically fall down, while others stay down for a long time or quit when the going gets tough?*
Sometimes, it takes a series of set backs and strategy sessions for you to develop inner resilience. Resilience can have two aspects to it. One is a sense of elasticity or flexibility. The rubber band snaps back after it has been stretched, and in fact, the snap has a bit more bite to it when it is stretched further from a surface. The other aspect is that of recovery; that is, a resilient person recovers quickly from falling because she or he has strength and toughness; a fall, though it hurts, will not stop the tough person from dusting herself off and moving forward.