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Featuring guest: Andrew Bernstein
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I really enjoyed this episode. One of the hats that I wear is that I’m a high school tennis coach, and I’ve recently been thinking about how I approach mental toughness, and this fit in very well with that thinking. A lot of frustration that players feel on the court is because of the stress of counterfactual thinking. “This guy is terrible and I should be beating him” or the frustration they feel when they blast an overhead over the fence instead of into the court… as though no high school tennis player has ever mis-hit that shot, as though that’s not a perfectly normal way that the shot can go wrong.
But the real reason I wanted to comment was to let you know that the link to download the episode actually links to last week’s podcast (I had already listened to it on my iPod, but I wanted to revisit it through my computer).
Might want to check the “download episode here” link. It pointed to ep. 294 for me.
Sorry about that, fixed now.
I really liked Andy’s view that you can’t simply “let go” of things by telling yourself to do so. In my past experience, I find I let go of things by changing the way I view a particular situation or problem. I relax with meditation and really focus on the problem, and try to view it from different perspectives. Andy is totally right about that.
Matthew Stewart says
Nice one Squatchy, getting this one in the stack. Really enjoyed it. Oh yeah and Robb 😉 nice job.
Behaviour change and changing mind set are IMO what paleo primal ancestral community need to focus on more (and sustainability and infrastructure that support building more resilient communities) so it’s really great to see Andy stepping into that space.
Keep it up guys, lots of great episodes coming through. You guys are hammering my book budget with all these great guests with interesting books, but that is a great problem to have! Stay curious.
Nice episode! I’ll check out the book and other resources for sure. I’m curious how Andy would help someone dealing with chronic illness. I’m assuming that’s a Black Diamond…
Christopher Kelly says
I’ve always known that something wasn’t right with Selye’s model because I was diagnosed with “adrenal fatigue” or hypocortisolism whilst working the lowest stress job ever. During treatment I raced my bike for seven days straight and I still recovered. Since then I’ve quit that job, started my own business, got married and had a kid. Yet the adrenal fatigue never came back! It’s all about PERCEPTION. Brilliant interview, thank you.
This episode was fantastic!! I really liked your discussion of the framework for approaching situations that bring about stressful feelings. The idea that we have control over the way we choose to respond isn’t new, but I found the idea of asking questions and having insights about the situation so simple but powerful (e.g. we are in traffic because we live in the busiest city in the country). Well done all around – thank you!!!
Brian Bradley says
Speaking around the world, I run into Paleo people all the time with questions for me about diet and lifestyle.
Love the site and your work.
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Christine Lehmann says
I think stress is a huge topic and factor in many people’s lives. Conventional wisdom is that we need some stress in our lives to get things done. There seems to be a tipping point between too little and too much. I wonder what Andy thinks about that.
I also thought of the cognitive psychology term “reframing” when I heard Andy’s comments about changing how people think about their problems rather than focusing on their circumstances.