There’s a huge difference between realistic optimism and delusional optimism — guess which one is better for your mental health?! This week’s episode is the first in a series of four exploring the foundations of good mental health; in this episode, I’m talking about what optimism is (and isn’t), how realistic optimism can improve your mental health and wellbeing, and how to be more realistically optimistic every day.
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 over 95 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 11 2020
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. ...Listen now
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