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The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Melanie Greenberg

Top 10 Best Quotes

“When outcomes are uncertain, most of us spend a great deal of energy ruminating, worrying, and second-guessing ourselves. Not only is this a waste of time, but it makes us less likely to succeed”

“Positive emotions and mental states may make people more resilient to stress, like sturdy tree branches that bend but don’t break when battered by a storm”

“When we begin to feel stressed, we create mental stories of worry and regret that compound our mental suffering. We get caught up in negative beliefs about ourselves, regrets about the past, or worries about the future, taking us out of the present moment”

“The skill of mindfulness allows you to remain grounded in the present moment even when you face difficult stressors, so that your stressful feelings feel more manageable..”

“You learned that self-compassion is a coping strategy for stress and an attitude toward life. Having self-compassion means being kind to yourself and realizing you’re only human, so you don’t have to be perfect.”

“Replace fear of your own inner experience with a curious, gentle, welcoming attitude—free of judgment, self-blame, and aversion.”

“How you view your stressor is just as important as your actual circumstances when it comes to long-term effects on your health and happiness!”

“How you think about your stress is important. Your prefrontal cortex has the ability to ramp up your amygdala with panicky, negative thoughts or calm it down with calming and optimistic thoughts.”

“Grit is about stamina and having realistic expectations. It’s about seeing failure as an inevitable part of life, rather than a disaster.”

“By observing your judging mind, you can avoid automatically buying into these negative judgments...This transforms your experience of stress by taking the terror and panic out of it.”

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stress, emotions, inspirational-quotes, mindfulness, mindful, stress-relief, positive-emotions, worry, success

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