The topic of ‘control’ might seem like an odd one to talk about in 2020, which at times has felt so out of control that it’s just not funny, but this is quite possibly the best time to reset our thinking about what we can control and what we cannot. This week’s episode is the second in a series of four exploring the foundations of good mental health; in this episode, I’m talking about what control is and why we crave it, the impact that effectively managing your need for control can have on your overall wellbeing, and how to manage the need for control on a day-to-day basis in order to improve your mental health.
Let's Talk About Mental Health is a weekly podcast full of simple ideas for better mental health by Jeremy Godwin that draws on quality research as well as personal experience. It's about much more than just talk; each new episode focuses on practical and simple things that you can do every single day to improve and maintain your mental health and wellbeing. Discover the podcast all about better mental health and join listeners in 98 countries around the world. Find out more at http://www.letstalkaboutmentalhealth.com.au.
Let's Talk About Mental Health. Because the more we talk about it, the easier it gets.
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Oct 18 2020
With all the craziness and upheaval that 2020 has sent our way, this seemed like a good time to talk about finding balance — even though I covered the topic back in Episode 14, there’s a lot more to be said about how to find balance for the benefit o...Listen now
Oct 25 2020
Our choices determine what happens next in our lives; where we go, what we do, and, ultimately, how we grow as human beings. This week’s episode is the fourth in a series of four exploring the foundations of good mental health; in this episode, I’m t...Listen now
Nov 01 2020
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and we can feel like we’re running out of steam, especially with all the things that go on in our minds and in the world around us. The tricky part of feeling overwhelmed by external or internal events is findin...Listen now