18 Tweets on Emotional Health

Sometimes, a bit of advice can be a time-effective source of improvement.

Posted Apr 20, 2017

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A sentence or two of advice can yield a lot of benefit, certainly per minute of reading time. To that end, here are 18 tweets I've selected from my 4,130 that may be particularly helpful.

To boost motivation: what’s your next one-second task? It feels good to get even a tiny task done and make progress.

If you want to lock in a new attitude or behavior, say and/or write it and why. Then keep paraphrasing, not reading it.

The most powerful motivator may not be fear. After all, people return to bad habits after a heart attack. Could the most powerful motivator be to prove yourself right?

To boost self-esteem, accept that you’re flawed like everyone, do what you’re good at, and accomplish: Even little wins boost self-esteem.

Inefficacious people can’t or choose to not bounce back—It's an excuse to avoid facing their inefficacy yet again.

If you’ve been beaten up in Rounds 1-9, it’s hard to come out for Round 10.

Exploring what your parents did to you may provide insight but, often, your life is no better. It just legitimizes your malaise, maybe even increases your stuckness..

More than a little "processing" of past bad experiences is often counterproductive.

More of life’s pleasures are in the process than in the outcome. Be in the moment.

Wasting money on designer labels is so 20th-century. It's a permanent loss of money in exchange an evanescent feel-good.

National Academy of Sciences metaevaluation of 200 studies: Marijuana lowers IQ, memory, and motivation, and increases risk of severe mental illness. Don’t trust the activists—Many are heavily funded by Big Tobacco.

Keep it simple: Reasonable diets all distill to: Lots of vegetables and legumes, some fruit, and small portions of everything else.

My mom was always upbeat despite Auschwitz and spending her last six months in hospice. Basically, you are who you are.

Facing our parents’ aging forces us to confront our own mortality. It reminds us to appreciate and live each moment wisely.

As we age, we may accrue a creeping bitter wisdom.

Be kind where you can, tough where you should..

The only God resides within us: It is our wisest attitudes and actions.

It all comes down to this: Do good.

I read these aloud on You Tube.

Dr. Nemko is a career and personal coach. You can reach him at mnemko@comcast.net.