A Mental Reset Might Just Change Your Life Spectacularly
VOGUE India|November 2021
A mental reset is more than just an alternative perspective. It might just change your life spectacularly.
Rituparna Som

Our brain is constantly rewiring itself through experience and habit. It’s how we learn new skills. It’s also how we cope, especially when we feel cornered, stagnant or overwhelmed. A mental reset hands power back to us. Instead of being a victim to circumstances beyond our control, we decide our own trajectory.

Your mindset is a series of tiny acts that lead to small, and eventually big, beliefs that build on one another. When faced with challenges, these acts and beliefs can go askew, so you feel anxious, bitter, frustrated and angry. If you’re used to self-introspection, you’re already employing the tools of a mental reset to get back on track. And that doesn’t mean being a happy, ridiculously optimistic person. Back on track means experiencing life’s ups and downs with temperance, without getting overwhelmed by either.

A mental reset is the first step towards it. Those who are more seriously affected by anxiety or depression, or more nuanced mental health issues, need more than just a reset. But it’s still the first step. “A reset is learning to shift and make new changes,” says New York-based therapist, mental health educator, writer and wellness coach Minaa B. “It is rooted in adapting, as well as learning when to let go, start over, or create meaningful changes to better yourself for moving forward.”

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