HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL FLEXIBILITY
Becoming comfortable with opposing viewpoints, the ability to shift thought or action according to the changing demands of a situation.
Stretching your Mental Flexibility can something so simple as changing your leisurely walking routes, commuting home a different way, trying a new physical exercise in your routine, listening to a different genre of music, reading a book from a different style of author or going to a restaurant outside of your home comforts.
Being mentally flexible means actively trying to become comfortable with opposing viewpoints too. Consider a topic you care very deeply about, such as a societal issue or cause, and consider the opposing viewpoint (however extreme it may be).
Try to argue from the opposite side, empathising with your opponent seeing the world from their perspective and discover reasons that the opposing view might have validity in comparison to yours.
– Susan Jeffers
Whatever is in store for us, the only thing we can be sure of is that nothing in life is certain. And since we all fear the unknown, life's uncertainty can be a constant source of worry to us.
Life doesn't have to be one worry after the next, a steady stream of 'what if's', and a constant attempt to create a secure haven for ourselves. In embracing uncertainty, Susan Jeffers emphasises that an unknown future doesn't prevent a rich and abundant life, and shows how by enjoying life's unpredictability we transform ourselves from a position of fear to one filled with excitement and potential.
Using strength, hope, overcoming obstacles, encouragement, and success to find the joy in life after trauma. A traumatic loss doesn't have to be the end of your living. Becoming cognitively flexible can save your life and others too.
Dr. Chantrise Sims Holliman is a writer, speaker, educator, heart attack survivor, bilateral amputee, wife, mother, sister, and friend. Raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Dr. Holliman is the only child of two former educators who instilled in her a love of learning and the tenacity to see things through no matter the challenge.
Through her fight with Lupus and struggles with becoming an amputee, Dr. Holliman inspires us to keep moving despite the obstacles we face. She turns tragedy into triumph, impacts the world, and shows us excuses only benefit those who make them. Her motto is: Walk in Your Purpose Whether You Have Legs or Not.