Book: Mental Toughness Training

Book Title:

Mental Toughness Training – How to be Emotionally Strong, Overcome Adversity and Start Controlling Your Life.

Author(s): Ian Tuhovsky.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Independently Published.

Type(s): Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

The Secret To Mastering Your Emotions Is Finally Out There: Are You Ready To Take Control Of Your Emotions?

Did you know that your social, business, and romantic life are dictated and, in most cases, controlled by your emotions?

Did you know that mastering your emotions can lead to increased confidence, self-awareness, and self-motivation?

If you are looking for an easy way to develop emotional intelligence and reap its immense benefits, look no further.

“Mental Toughness Training” is Ian Tuhovsky’s latest mental toughness handbook that will take you behind the scenes of your mind and offer you an insight into your emotions.

Based on years of research, this eye-opening guide on controlling emotions, positive thinking, and emotional balance will help you deal with these stressful times and weather your emotional storm.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Master Your Emotions – Starting Today:

  • Observe & Understand Different Emotions: Learn How To Read Between The Lines & Read People Faster.
  • Tame Your Negative Emotions: Find Your Inner Balance & Learn How To Handle Fear, Anger, Envy & Stress.
  • Positively Channel Your Emotions: Rediscover Your Inner Strength & Develop Emotional Resilience.
  • Express Yourself: Unlock Your Emotional Safe & Discover Ways To Bring Your Emotions To The Surface.
  • Develop Mental Strength: Learn How Understanding Motivation And Emotion Will Lead To Happiness And Success.

What is In It For You?

Your emotions trigger your every decision and have a great impact on your mood. That’s why by learning how to master your emotions you will be able to

  • Build Stronger Relationships
  • Understand Emotional Reactions
  • Feel In Control & More Confident

National Day of Encouragement

Introduction

The National Day of Encouragement in the United States was announced in 2007 and occurs each year on 12 September.

The first proclamation for the Day of Encouragement was made by Mayor Belinda LaForce of Searcy, Arkansas on 22 August 2007. In September Mike Beebe, the Governor of Arkansas, signed a proclamation making 12 September 2007 the “State Day of Encouragement” for Arkansas.

Later, President George W. Bush also signed a message making 12 September the official “National Day of Encouragement.”

The Encouragement Foundation is making plans to get more states involved in the National Day of Encouragement in the future.

What is the Purpose of the Day?

The National Day of Encouragement is a day meant to remind us that encouragement matters.

Brief History

It all started when a group of high school students attending a leadership forum were asked to come up with a solution to the biggest problem that faced young people in their day.

  • The problem: a lack of encouragement.
  • The solution: 12 September.

The National Day of Encouragement is a day dedicated to uplifting those around us and making a positive impact, no matter the magnitude.

11 Tips for Encouraging Motivation to Change

  • Do I listen more than I talk? Or am I talking more than I am listening?
  • Do I keep myself sensitive and open to a person’s issues, whatever they may be? Or am I talking about what I think the problem is?
  • Do I invite a person to talk about and explore their own feelings for change? Or am I jumping to conclusions and possible solutions?
  • Do I encourage a person to talk about their reasons for not changing? Or am I forcing them to talk only about change?
  • Do I ask permission to give my feedback? Or am I presuming that my ideas are what they want to hear?
  • Do I reassure a person that ambivalence to change is normal? Or am I telling them to take action and push ahead for a solution?
  • Do I help a person identify successes and challenges from their past and relate them to present change effects? Or am I encouraging them to ignore or get stuck on old stories?
  • Do I seek to understand a person? Or am I spending a lot of time trying to convince them to understand me and my ideas?
  • Do I summarise for a person what I am hearing? Or am I just summarising what I think?
  • Do I value a person’s opinion more than my own? Or am I giving more value to my viewpoint?
  • Do I remind myself that a person is capable of making their own choices? Or am I assuming that they are not capable of making good choices?

Clozapine & Motivation for Food

Research Paper Title

Clozapine reliably increases the motivation for food: parsing the role of the 5-HT2c and H1 receptors.

Background

Although clozapine is effective in treating schizophrenia, it is associated with adverse side effects including weight gain and metabolic syndrome.

Despite this, the role of clozapine on feeding behaviour and food intake has not been thoroughly characterised.

Clozapine has a broad pharmacological profile, with affinities for several neurotransmitter receptors, including serotonin (5-hydroxytriptamine, 5-HT) and histamine.

Given that the serotonin 5-HT2C receptor and histaminergic H1 receptor are involved in aspects of feeding behaviour, the effect of clozapine on feeding may be linked to its action at these receptors.

Methods

The researchers assessed, in rats, the effect of acute and subchronic administration of clozapine on responding for food under a progressive ratio (PR) schedule under conditions of food restriction and satiety.

They also examined the effect of antagonists of the serotonin 5-HT2C and histaminergic H1 receptors on the same schedule.

Results

Clozapine reliably increased responding for food, even when rats had ad libitum access to food.

The effect of clozapine on responding for food was reproduced by combined (but not individual) antagonism of the serotonin 5-HT2C and histaminergic H1 receptors.

Conclusions

These findings show that clozapine enhances the motivation to work for food, that this effect is stable over repeated testing, and is independent of hunger state of the animal.

This effect may relate to a combined action of clozapine at the serotonin 5-HT2C and histaminergic H1 receptors.

Reference

Abela, A.R., Ji, X.D., Li, Z., Lê, A.D. & Fletcher, P.J. (2020) Clozapine reliably increases the motivation for food: parsing the role of the 5-HT2c and H1 receptors. Psychopharmacology (Berl). doi: 10.1007/s00213-019-05425-7. [Epub ahead of print].