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5 therapist-recommended tips to stay mentally strong when you're working from home

Scheduling fun activities can help you stay mentally strong during isolation. Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, author, and host of the Mentally Strong People podcast. If you're feeling isolated or disconnected while working from home, Morin says starting new daily habits can help. Schedule fun activities outside of work, connect with friends, and practice mental strength exercises throughout the day.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. It's...
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Why you should set mini monthly resolutions instead of annual goals, using these 5 therapist-approved steps

It's easier to manage health and wellness goals in monthly segments. Marko Geber/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, and bestselling author. Instead of annual resolutions, she recommends setting realistic, intentional goals on a monthly basis. Tracking your progress on a short-term basis allows you to reevaluate and set new goals for the next month. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. No matter how motivated you feel to stic...
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13 things mentally strong couples don't do, according to a psychotherapist

Relationships thrive when you maintain good habits. Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, and bestselling author. She says the absence of unhealthy habits is important to allow romantic relationships to thrive. These behaviors include manipulation, holding a grudge, and minimizing one another's feelings. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Mentally strong couples are comprised of two strong individuals who ...
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5 lifestyle overhauls that can help you take full advantage of working remotely

Remote work creates the opportunity to work from someplace new. VW Pics_Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She says taking advantage of remote work can be as simple as staying with friends or as complex as buying a houseboat.  Short-term relocations can offer a refreshing change of scenery and take some of the risk out of a complete lifestyle overhaul. Visit Insider's homepage for more s...
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If your New Year's resolutions are already slipping, here are 7 ways to get back on track, according to a psychotherapist

It's never too late to reevaluate your goals and start fresh. Thomas Barwick Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you're struggling to keep up with your New Year's goals, Morin suggests reassessing your choices and being more realistic with what you want to achieve. Evaluate your commitment and readiness to change, and develop a clear strategy that allows for obstacles and potential setbacks. Vi...
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I moved from Maine to Florida to work from home from a sailboat in 2016. Here's why it was the best decision I ever made.

The author, Amy Morin, on her sailboat home with her dog. Amy Morin Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. In 2016, she and her husband moved from Maine to Florida to live in a sailboat off the Florida Keys; she says it's the best decision they've ever made. Besides saving money on state income tax, Morin says living in Florida has allowed her to exercise more, enjoy the outdoors year-round, and spend mo...
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10 toxic behaviors of parents that make children less functional in adulthood

Being unreceptive to your child's emotions can stunt their emotional and mental growth. djedzura/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains it doesn't always take an extreme mistreatment or neglect to create damaged children; sometimes seemingly minor parenting behaviors can have a serious impact. Morin says parents who invalidate their children's feelings by telling them not to...
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How to bring up salary questions and negotiate compensation in a job interview

Discussions around starting salaries should start in the interview process. EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Although many people are hesitant to discuss money during a job interview, Morin says it's better to bring up compensation early in the conversation. She suggests offering up the range you would accept, with the low end of your range being around your des...
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Putting holiday decorations up early can boost your mood if you're working from home, according to a psychotherapist

Putting up decorations could be the best thing to do when you're feeling down about the holidays. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. The holidays are going to look different for everyone working from home this year, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on holiday cheer.  Morin says doing things that stir up nostalgia, like decorating your house or looking t...
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4 steps parents working from home can take to support their kids' mental health and virtual learning

Using phrases like "I can see you're really frustrated" can help your child feel validated when learning remotely. Erin Lester/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. As millions of kids are studying from home during the pandemic, Morin says it's critical for parents to help their children stay mentally strong and focus on their psychological well-being. If your child is complaining about...
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How to fend off seasonal affective disorder this winter in the pandemic

Sometimes, something as simple as changing your mindset can drastically improve your mood. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. As we approach our first winter in a pandemic, she says it's more critical than ever to prepare ourselves for the potential onset of seasonal affective disorder — also known as SAD. Morin recommends getting sunlight early in the day, whether by sit...
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Here's what most people are talking to their online therapists about during this strange, stressful year

In a virtual therapy session, no topic is off limits — especially if it's health, government, or current events. Recep-bg/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Contrary to popular belief, Morin says topics like current events, pandemic problems, and election stress are totally OK to discuss in virtual therapy. According to Verywell Mind, virtual therapy is helping people cope with new c...
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How 'toxic positivity' at work may be damaging your mental health — and what you can do about it, according to a psychotherapist

Trying to be positive and upbeat all of the time can take a toll on your mental health. Maskot/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author whose TEDx talk "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong" has over 15 million views. She says that while having a positive outlook on life is generally beneficial, a culture of extreme positivity in the workplace can turn toxic quickly. Being overly confident and positive can reduce your motiva...
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5 habits for coping with stress that are actually making your anxiety worse

Scrolling through your phone can distract you momentarily from negative thoughts, but screen time can actually interfere with your sleep. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you struggle with anxiety, she says, you may find yourself looking for coping mechanisms that offer instant relief during moments of panic. While it's important to do something that makes you feel b...
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I'm a therapist who traded in typical self-care advice for daily adrenaline boosts. Here's why it's working — and how anyone can put it into practice.

Amy Morin on her sailboat home with her dog. Amy Morin Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. During the pandemic, Morin has been working from her sailboat home with little social interaction or outside activities, which she says for some can be a recipe for depression. Instead of going the traditional self-care route, she decided to step up her routine by scheduling time every day to take her WaveRunner...
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How to keep election stress from affecting you too much at work

Put a stop to the doom-scrolling. Hiep Yu/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Anxiety about the election can take a huge toll on your mental health, productivity, and job performance. Morin says doom-scrolling, heated workplace political discussions, and working tirelessly can only heighten your election-related stress. To curb these feelings, divide your work schedule into short chunks, practice good self care, and take...
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How to politely disagree with your coworkers about the election without damaging relationships or your career

There's a polite way to disengage from the conversation. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images At best, workplace political talk can be annoying — and things can easily escalate and get heated. Amy Morin — a psychotherapist, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author — says there are steps you can take to prevent these conversations from harming your relationships or well-being. One trick is to politely disengage by distancing yourself from break-room discussions or after-meeting...
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A therapist shares how to remain stable when it feels like your world is crumbling

Mentally strong people take action and seek help when they're feeling down. Sladic/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. As a therapist, Morin has counseled many people during their darkest moments. She says people with the greatest mental fortitude tend to do certain things when they're feeling overwhelmed or going through a rough patch.  Among other healthy habits, strong people make ...
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11 signs that your job is making your life miserable and that it may be time for a change

Physical signs of depression include stomach pain and headaches. WAYHOME studio/Shutterstock Every job has its ups and downs. But there can be a serious issue if your job is constantly downs, according to Amy Morin, the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do." If your job is dominating your every thought — particularly all of the things that have gone wrong, or all of the reasons you don't want to go — it can negatively impact your time away from work. If something good happe...
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5 ways to motivate yourself when you're feeling stuck in a rut

It can be easy to get stuck in a rut and feel unmotivated during social isolation. yougoigo/Shutterstock Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author.During the pandemic, it's been easy for some people to fall into a mundane, day-to-day routine that can leave them feeling stuck or unmotivated.Morin says to these feelings of boredom can be reduced by incorporating new habits into your schedule that you can look f...
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How mentally strong people use simplicity to set themselves up for professional and personal success

Overexerting yourself at work can often take a toll on your mental health. Gu/Getting Images Having a full work and social schedule can be enjoyable for some, but overextending yourself with external activity can also be distracting and harmful to your mental health. Psychotherapist Amy Morin explains that people often confuse a lack of focus or inspiration with mental weakness, when its really due to decision fatigue from having too much on your plate. Morin says simplifying different are...
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7 things that mentally strong and successful people never do, according to a psychotherapist

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She says mentally strong people all have one thing in common: They are essentialists. They focus their energy on achieving their goals instead of getting stuck wasting time on things that don't matter.  The more aware you are of your unhealthy habits, the better chance you have of overcoming them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
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10 things mentally strong professionals do differently

Getty/Maskot Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. On her podcast, she interviews successful professionals from all walks of life, from business people and entrepreneurs to athletes and musicians, to ask about how they build mental strength. There are misconceptions that successful people are fearless — they're not, Morin says. They're just more willing to push themselves to face their fears.  Morin sa...
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I'm a therapist who traded in typical self-care advice for going wave running in the Florida Keys. Here's why it's working — and how anyone can put the spirit behind it into practice.

Amy Morin on her sailboat home with her dog. Amy Morin Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. During the pandemic, Morin has been working from her sailboat home with little social interaction or outside activities, which she says for some can be a recipe for depression. Instead of going the traditional self-care route, she decided to step up her routine by scheduling time every day to take her WaveRunner...
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5 things mentally strong people do in work and life that seem counterintuitive (but they're not)

Mentally strong people eliminate distractions, reflect on their mistakes, and know when to quit. Kelvin Murray/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. While some people might make decisions that seem counterintuitive to being strong, Morin explains these choices are critical to building mental strength. Mentally strong people know when to quit, slow down, ask for help, change their work envir...
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10 habits of strong professionals who aren't concerned with what other people think

Confident professionals don't let others overshadow or diminish their success. filadendron/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She says she works to help people be confident in making their own choices and career decisions, even if coworkers or family members disapprove. Morin says mentally strong people let go of people who don't support them, establish personal and professional bou...
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10 toxic behaviors from parents that make children less functional in adulthood

Being unreceptive to your child's emotions can stunt their emotional and mental growth. djedzura/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains it doesn't always take an extreme mistreatment or neglect to create damaged children; sometimes seemingly minor parenting behaviors can have a serious impact. Morin says parents who invalidate their children's feelings by telling them not to...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Parents, Advice, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, Therapist, Raising Kids, Morin, Amy Morin, Mental Strength, Mary Trump, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


If work is taking a toll on your mental health, you can find balance by simplifying other areas of your life

Overexerting yourself at work can often take a toll on your mental health. Gu/Getting Images Having a full work and social schedule can be enjoyable for some, but overextending yourself with external activity can also be distracting and harmful to your mental health. Psychotherapist Amy Morin explains that people often confuse a lack of focus or inspiration with mental weakness, when its really due to decision fatigue from having too much on your plate. Morin says simplifying different are...
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10 bad habits to break if you want to build healthy relationships and be your best self at work

Maintaining a healthy relationship will help you be mentally strong in your professional life. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She says the way people handle personal relationships can affect their professional life by either positively or negatively impacting their mental strength. Bad habits like constantly seeking reassurance, distrusting or spying on your partner, ...
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7 questions I get asked most often as a mental strength coach

Amy Morin. Courtesy of Amy Morin Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. In 18 years studying mental strength, she says people most frequently ask her how to get started building their mental strength, and how to tell if they're making progress. Struggling with mental health issues like depression or anxiety doesn't make you weak, Morin explains. Building mental strength is a steady, progressive process. ...
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