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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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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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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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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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The critical difference between mental strength and resilience, according to a psychotherapist

Mental strength is a practice where there's always room for improvement. lechatnoir/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that resilience is a defensive strategy for getting through tough times, while mental strength is more of an offensive strategy. If you want to specifically build your mental strength, Morin recommends exercises like writing in a gratitude journal and st...
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4 reasons your mental strength may be on the decline — and how to build it up

Even in a world with more wellness resources than ever, many people still struggle finding help for mental health issues. Josef Lindau/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. As a college psychology instructor, Morin says that each year, she sees more and more students struggling to develop the mental strength needed to thrive in adulthood. She says that mental strength is on a decline across...
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