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Mental Stability vs. Mental Instability, Part ONE

I’m going to take you through an exercise I use in counseling to help individuals gain insight into their behavioral patterns.

I’d love to work with you to help you gain mental stability and build grit. If you don’t have the time or money for therapy or coaching right now, I’m bringing the counseling skills to you here and now!

This will be a six-part series, so be sure to check back for the next video! Grab a piece of paper, draw a line down the middle of the page and write mental stability on one side and mental instability on the other. Then, list the differences in your behavior in a stable and less stable state.

Today, we will start with sleep. When you’re at your best, feeling confident and strong, what do your sleep habits look like? Write this under the mentally stable section. When you feel overwhelmed, depressed, or near burnout, how do your sleep strategies change? Often, when we get less stable, we are either sleeping more or less than normal. This often triggers a chain reaction of other events and behaviors.

Be sure to check back. We’ll unpack another action to assess in regard to our mental stability. Follow Chuck and Ashley for more Biblical mental health techniques. Comment below, letting us know how your sleep strategies change when you feel most mentally stable versus less mentally stable.

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