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Do You “Musturbate” or “Should” on Yourself?

February 24, 2019
By Bryan Robinson

Musturbation was coined by the late Albert Ellis, who developed REBT.

If you suffer from this malady, you have a relentless voice that lives in your brain, ruling your mind and life, bludgeoning you with oppressive words such as must, should, ought, and have to: “I must win that contract”; “I have to get that promotion”; “I should be a better person”; “People must do as I say”; “Others must see my point of view”; “I should have done better on that project”; “Life must be easier than this.”

Read my full post on Psychology Today’s website.

Stop Doing This One Thing That Makes Your Brain Unhappy

February 10, 2019
By Bryan Robinson

8 Surefire Tips to Create a Happier, More Productive Brain

“The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.” —Henry David Thoreau

Chances are you’re not buying the opening quote, but I promise it’s true. If you’re like many people, you’re so accustomed to multitasking you might believe it’s the only way to reach your goals.

Read my full post on Psychology Today’s website.

10 Ways to Snatch Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

January 14, 2019
By Bryan Robinson

Success is within reach just when you want to give up

“Tremor of truth” is phrase used in physical fitness circles when you push yourself to the max. Your brain says you can’t do it. But just as grass grows through concrete, you get a second wind, persevere, and discover mental and physical reserves you didn’t know you had. And just before giving up, you push through the challenge.

The key to success—even more important than skill—is resilience, dogged determination in the face of defeat. Tremor of truth builds muscles on the physical plane and a growth mindset on the psychological plane.

Read my full post on Psychology Today’s website.