You can fight depression and burnout in just a few minutes a day.
Your brain is so much better at focusing on survival than it is at focusing on being happy, and it’s because of this fact that your brain is constantly scanning for threats, trying to pick out or notice anything bad, dangerous, or negative instead of looking for the positive or dwelling on the good things that happen in your life. Your brain’s default setting is to keep you alive by really paying attention to anything threatening or dangerous. This focus on survival was imperative to our ancestors, but in today’s world, if left unchecked, it can lead to stress, burnout, and depression.
But I have good news. There is a simple way to combat this challenge of focusing on the negative, and to turn up the volume of the positive things in your life.
In this video, I’ll teach you how to fight burnout and feel happier. It takes just two minutes a day, and thanks to our sponsor take2minutes.org, it’s easier than ever to get it done.
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