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Mental Health, Like Physical Health, Requires Discipline

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Last summer, I was having nachos and beers with one of my good friends after work. She told me how whenever she went to the gym, she compared herself to the fitness girls in the locker room and wondered what their secret was.

While she then washed down a nacho with some beer, I told her that the secret to being fit is that there is no secret. It’s hard to have incredible physical health because there are temptations everywhere pointing us in the wrong direction—temptations to sleep in, not go to the gym, watch more shows, indulge in nachos and beer, and the list goes on.

Want to know why mental health is so hard? For the same reason. Temptations are everywhere, and they’re hard to resist. It’s hard to not indulge in complaining.

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