People often ask me how I handle jet lag, as I travel between time zones, countries, and even continents on a semi-regular basis. I've tried any number of "Jedi mind tricks" over the years, and there are a few that seem to work pretty consistently:
"In many ways," said Robert, "the ultimate psychotherapy is simply to relax about things." While it was just a passing comment, the reason it has been humming along inside my mind ever since is that it so directly mirrors the experience I have with my own clients.
What follows is not a trick question: Would you rather feel exhilarated, grateful, humble, inspired, resolute, compassionate, and content -- or fearful, sad, worthless, jealous, angry, overwhelmed, and bored?