Mental Health & Fitness Goals

Mental Health & Fitness Goals


this video is all of a mental health support that I’ve had an incredibly useful it is something that I would say most people anywhere on the planet have access to it is incredibly simple it probably isn’t gonna cost you very much money and over the last couple years of talking about mental health exploring mental health and building and maintaining recovery this is one of the most useful sports that I’ve come across and it is a rock I say even even I’m a bit underwhelmed and I knew what I was gonna say but as underwhelming as this rock may be here’s why it’s useful when it comes to mental health when you’re pursuing mental health goals pick goals that rocks can’t do better than you often when we’re pursuing mental health goals and I’m talking about any mental health and mental illness issue here when we pursue our goals we pursue things like experiencing less anxiety experiencing less depression feeling less guilt not making any mistakes try to feel less paranoid we want to obsess less we don’t want to be so uncertain about our relationships we want to engage in compulsion less we want to take things out of our lives I think it’s really important to remember that you’re a human and we’re humans we’re not rocks rocks don’t experience things humans do experience things so it was really useful for me to recognize that for years when I struggled with mental illness I was essentially trying to be a rock I was trying to experience less within reality because I’m a human it’s more more effective if I pursue goals that are around creating things and building things rocks will always be able to feel less anxiety than you they will make fewer mistakes than you rocks will never be as easily as distracted as you are when you’re trying to meditate you will never worry as little as a rock worries and you will never be able to suppress your cravings as well as a rock does and no rock will ever laughs as much as you do so if you pursue goals like those even the most basic pebble lying in a ditch somewhere cupboard and mud is gonna beat you set goals that are about creating and putting things into your future rather than trying to take away things from your future that you’re afraid of it’s ultimately when we’re pursuing goals that rocks can do better than us we’re trying to take things away from the future and the future doesn’t like it when you try to take things away from it if you wanted to experience less anxiety at work when you’re giving presentations you’ll never be better than Iraq rocks never feel anxiety they can be up there in front of a million people I feel nothing but if you want to focus on developing your skills to give better presentations then you can be much better than Iraq if your goal is to get rid of intrusive thoughts and voices and false memories in your head then you will never be better than this rock I swear it has never had a false memory in its life but if you want to practice accepting your internal experience and making healthy decisions that are aligned with your values and your goals then you can very easily beat this rocket rocks can avoid everything you hate but they can’t do anything that you love you want to feel less uncertainty in a relationship you’re not gonna beat Iraq but if you want to build a healthy relationship then you can beat the rock you want to feel less remorse you’ll never beat the rock I mean this rock who knows it probably fell off the mountain and fell on somebody’s head crushed a squirrel doesn’t care but if you want to move forward with your life and do amazing things for your community then you can do a lot better than this rock picking goals that rocks can’t do better than you is relevant not just your mental health cause I’d say it’s really relevant to any goals you’re picking in your life particularly physical fitness goals as well if you’re heading out to try to lose weight you’re never gonna be better than a rock I mean this rock is from Ontario Canada it used to be part of the tallest mountain range in the world just look at those before and after pictures but if your goal is to build strength or endurance or flexibility well then you can beat this rock because it’s just gonna wasting away until it’s nothing so when it comes to setting goals in life go and get a rock bring it home with you put it down in front of you and ask yourself are you setting goals that that rock can do better than you or are you setting goals that are human and creative and about building the things you want to see in your life

5 comments

  1. Hey Mark! I had another video suggestion for you. I think it would be a good idea to make a video specified to "normal" people about building great mental health! It's amazing how without a diagnoses people think mental illness is this disease they just won't get because it's genetic and is primary on malfunctions with the brain. But to give examples of typical daily unhealthy practices would be good! Unfortunately, as we know "Normal" because don't generally click on a video when they see the word "OCD" because they think it does not apply to them :/

  2. So started to want to do yoga and I did it for about 3 days and then I fell behind. Maybe I thought I needed to be a zen master as you say. Maybe it wasn't good because I was using it only as relaxation and not because I wan't to be flexible or beat scoliosis and have better fitness which I also want. I kept feeling like it was hard and I should quit because it was wearing me out. Maybe I should think of the things that aren't like rocks.
    flexibility
    balance?
    Less curves.
    better health
    mindfulness
    better breathing
    better sleep?

  3. So Mark, if someone has social anxiety, he should not focus on getting rid of that anxiety, instead he should focus on developing better social skills so that he would do better in social situations? did i get this right? is it a good example?

  4. hello mark I need your help for recovery how would I access you I am from India here is no specialist for ocd please help me

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