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The Healthy Mind Toolkit: Simple Strategies to Get Out of Your Own Way and Enjoy Your Life (Paperback)
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An empowering guide to overcoming self-defeating behaviors
I can’t believe I just did that!
Why does this always happen to me?
I really should stop myself from . . .
Sound familiar? Whether we’re aware of it or not, most of us are guilty of self-sabotage. These behaviors can manifest in seemingly innocuous ways, but if left unchecked can create stress and cause problems in all areas of your life.
In The Healthy Mind Toolkit, Dr. Alice Boyes provides easy, practical solutions that will help you identify how you’re holding yourself back and how to reverse your self-sabotaging behaviors. Blending scientific research with techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, this engaging book will take you through the steps to address this overarching problem, including how to:
• Identify the specific ways you're hurting your success in all aspects of your life
• Capitalize on the positive aspects of your extreme traits instead of the negatives
• Find creative solutions to curb your self-defeating patterns
• Practice self-care as a problem-solving strategy
Filled with quizzes and insightful exercises to personalize your journey from harmful behaviors to healthy habits, The Healthy Mind Toolkit is the essential guide to get out of your own way and get on the path to success.
About the Author
Alice Boyes, PhD, is a former clinical psychologist turned writer and is the author of The Anxiety Toolkit. She is a popular blogger for Psychology Today, where her articles have more than ten million views, and she contributes to various magazines and blogs. Her research has been published by The American Psychological Association.
"The Healthy Mind Toolkit is a phenomenal evidence-based guide for understanding how you're getting in the way of your own success and happiness, and then transforming those patterns of thinking and behavior one tiny change at a time. It'll help you ruminate less, prioritize better, stay calm, and be less self-critical. This book is nurturing but not saccharine, and it’s packed with practical strategies you can start using today."
--Cy Wakeman, New York Times bestselling author of Reality-Based Leadership
"The Healthy Mind Toolkit is one of the most enjoyable guides to self-understanding I've ever read. Boyes introduces us to parts of ourselves we might not know well, and shows us how to turn self-knowledge into positive change. If you feel stuck on old habits and pattens, this book will help you get unstuck/break free. Boyes has a knack for suggesting small changes that can have a major positive impact on our happiness, health, and relationships."
--Kelly McGonigal, PhD, bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress
"A wide range of tools, tactics, and strategies have been unearthed from scientists on how to better understand and master our psychology. You will be amazed at how much of this work has been distilled into practical take-aways in this single book. Consider this an opportunity to have a wise council in your glove compartment at all times."
--Dr. Todd B. Kashdan, professor of psychology, senior scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University, author of The Upside of Your Dark Side
"I've read many self-improvement books and The Healthy Mind Toolkit is extraordinary. It's an outstanding roadmap for optimizing your thinking and behavior that's based on the most cutting-edge science. The book is packed with easy, practical strategies that will help readers improve the quality of their lives and decision making."
--Guy Winch, Ph.D., author of Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure and Other Everyday Hurts
“Do yourself a favor and read this life-changing book! The Healthy Mind Toolkit shows us practical and simple ideas and hacks that anyone can implement across the different areas of their lives. Dr. Boyes explains numerous behavioral research-based concepts in layman’s terms, as well as how to navigate them to live optimally. No matter where you are in life, there is something for everyone in this book.”
--Rachael O'Meara, Leadership Coach and author of Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break