I guarantee you'll feel better
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Famous actor Jonah Hill has a badass therapist named Phill Stutz.
Unlike most average therapists who would just listen and listen, and then charge you for A LOT of money, Phill Stuz is more of a "do what the f*ck I tell you and I guarantee you'll feel better" kind of therapist.
The movie Stutz was amazing, and I'm going to share one of the tools I learned from it that made me feel better.
Typically, when a new patient comes into Stutz’s office, they are depressed or not sure what to do with their life at the moment. And one of the first things, Stutz gets them to work on is improving their Life Force.
Stutz’s version of a Life Force is a pyramid with three layers.
On the bottom, you have your relationship with your physical body.
The most common issue Stutz sees with new patients is that they are not exercising regularly. You also want to get enough sleep whatever that means for you, and you also want to try to eat healthily.
It’s pretty simple when you think about it. If you don't exercise, not get enough sleep, and eat like sh*t, then you'll feel like sh*t.
In the middle, you have your relationship with other people. There’s a 75+ years old study by Harvard that tracked people from teenage years to old age, and it showed one important truth: “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”
The key to having good relationships according to Stutz is to take initiative. Don’t wait around for others to come to you. Go ask people you know to grab lunch or have dinner with you. Hit up friends you haven’t talked to in a while. Go participate in activities where you can make new friends.
On the top, you have your relationship with yourself. Stutz said a great way to improve that is simply by journaling. There are many studies that show the therapeutic benefits of journaling.
I'll be honest, it's hard to add daily journaling on top of my other daily habits, but I do try to journal at least once a week to see how I am feeling about my life overall and why I am feeling that way.
Personally, I think working on your Life Force is just a very simple approach to building a solid foundation for your life.
Go check out the movie. I loved it.
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