Are will power and self discipline the keys to success, better health and happiness?
That’s what we’ve all been taught, but the New York Times reports that “it ain’t necessarily so.”
New research reveals that people who have what’s called self-compassion, who don’t berate themselves for perceived failures like being overweight or not exercising, may suffer less depression and anxiety, tend to be happier and more successful in meeting life goals.
These findings are no surprise to trained life coaches. Our approach has always been to focus on strength, to build on what’s working rather than analyze what’s going wrong.
Sounds easy, but according to Jean Fain at the Harvard Medical School, “The problem is that it’s hard to unlearn habits of a lifetime. People have to actively and consciously develop the habit of self-compassion.”
The first step to getting your MOJO is to stop beating up yourself. For a link to the entire article click here.
p.s. I always am interested in what you think about these discussions. Please post your thoughts on the blog…your constructive criticism and support is appreciated!
Dr. Lynn K. Jones, Certified Personal and Executive Coach
Your Mojo Maven
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