Psychological Nutrition means breaking out of the emotional narratives that keep you locked out of your destiny and have you walking head down and hunched over: being Helpful Helen, Pity-party Penelope, Sad-faced Sally, Angry Angie.
The concepts that we introduce: emotional anorexia, binge emotions, emotional jelly-belly will ring an intuitive bell.
Psychological malnutrition has a profoundly harmful effect: it keeps us in the same emotionally unsatisfying loop; one that is fed by a false sense of obligation that keeps us unsatisfied in our relationships, closes doors to opportunities through martyrdom, insincere niceness, and doing for others with resentment rather than love. It is not your best self.
Anything that has kept you from getting what you want, to being your best and most fulfilled self is something that has to go. Get it out of your emotional closet. It is outdated on you: that was the learning curve of when you were young and didn’t know any better.
Now you are indeed a grown-up woman and this is a grown-up philosophy- full of elegance, sophistication and confidence.
Don’t get put off by these big statements: this is where we should all be living, fulfilling the best in ourselves, not bottom-dwelling in survival mode.
A couple of excerpts from the book:
As you glance at the Chapters listed, you’ll see that the purpose of this book is not toward achieving giddy happiness (although we want you to have that). Rather, our purpose is to encourage you to become incredibly creative and energized. We want to inspire you to unleash your full potential, and to fulfill your passion and destiny. While that sounds very exciting and positive, the truth is, you won’t be able to do it if ...
Our interactions with people as well as our reactions to events can have a profound effect on our mental health. The Chapters in the book discuss the numerous situations we find ourselves in when we experience “high cost emotions,” how and why we react as we do, and ways in which we can take control and attain positive mental health.