Dr. Jessica Borushok | The Art of Rebooting Your Busy Mind

In today’s episode, we cover getting unstuck from your busy mind with Dr. Jessica Borushok. Jessica is an award winning author and recognized expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy who has helped hundreds transform their relationship with their thoughts and optimize their world.

Busy minds keep many of us up late at night needlessly worrying, so what can we do to calm our minds so we can be more present and more productive and what does science say about why our minds race?

What to Listen For

  • What does science say about why our minds race when we’re bored?
  • What are the two ways we use social media and which one is detrimental to your mental and emotional well being?
  • Has technology made our minds busier, and if so, how do we deal with it?
  • Is an affinity for worrying a result of nature or nurture?
  • What question can you ask yourself to figure out if you’re worrying to solve problems or just worrying because you can’t quiet your mind?
  • What can you do to calm your mind when it’s racing?
  • What is the best way to connect with other people?
  • How can you know how to be authentic if you don’t know who your authentic self is?
  • What questions can you ask yourself to decide if your present actions are helping or hurting you?

Our minds are great at manufacturing an endless stream of thoughts, but most of our thoughts are not worth our valuable attention, otherwise we would never get anything done. We also can’t just shut our minds off because it’s the mind’s job to never stop thinking, so what can you do if you feel you are constantly overwhelmed with what is going on between your ears? Most importantly, remember that you are not your thoughts – you are the observer of your thoughts. Your mind is like a roommate you can never kick out, so it’s crucial that you build a healthy relationship with it rather than trying to fight it.

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AJ Harbinger - author of 1124 posts on The Art of Charm

AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

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