Fighting Acedia: Developing Mental Resilience

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In the midst of recovery, I bought entirely too many books for self help, distraction, and work.

And along the way, I read a lot of Medium and ThoughtCatalog and in those meanderings I came across the Freakonomics Peak Project which is basically about becoming GREAT at something.

I joined.

Because I want to become GREAT at mental resilience.

I know.

Odd, right?

Here’s the thing, mental resilience is just like physical fitness.

It takes work.

And there are exercises.

Daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly things that can be done to improve and maintain psychological strength.

And you can break it all down and kanban that shit.

No, I don’t have the specifics worked out yet.

One of the things the form asks is how will you measure progress?

I have NO IDEA.

But I’m going to start figuring that shit out RIGHT NOW cause these past two days have been MISERABLE and I’m sick and tired of being SICK AND TIRED.

#canigetanAMEN