Oct. 3, 2022

E27: I’m Not My Mind with Jeremy Reiseg

E27: I’m Not My Mind with Jeremy Reiseg

Have you been feeling overwhelmed by the things happening to you lately? If it has you constantly in a bad mood, you will have to deal with it before it worsens. But how?

In this episode, Matt O'Neil is joined by Jeremy Reiseg, the Head of Admissions and Marketing at XChange Approach to discuss how to change your reactions to things around you. From your physical posture to different perspectives, you will be able to get into a good mood — no matter what!

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • Your physiology affects your mood
  • Your first reaction shouldn’t be the last
  • Cut off negativity
  • A new perspective can make all the difference
  • Conditioning yourself takes time

[00:55] Power of Physiology

One way of dealing with a bad mood is to change your physiology. Get into a position or stance and perform an action that fills you with energy and confidence. The way your body reacts to this changes your mood and makes you a new you.

[12:06] Cut Out Negativity

Many things in the world affect your mood and condition you to be a certain way. Notable ones include TV shows, world events, and the people around you. If they negatively impact your mood and mindset, it may help you to avoid them. You will feel a change in yourself once you cut out negativity.

[24:55] Have A Different Perspective

When upsetting things pile on, you feel overwhelmed and blame everything and everyone around you. Sometimes, all you need is a different point of view to understand what is happening and how to improve it.

[32:04] The XChange Approach

Jeremy is part of XChange; the XChange approach aims to ensure that the groups that go through their programs unlock their highest potential.

[46:28] What Are You Grateful For?

The secret weapon to a good mood is gratitude. Take a moment to write down a few things you’re grateful for every day. The more gratitude you have, the more you attract things to be grateful for and appreciate.

Notable quotes:

[2:14] — [2:18]

“As soon as you change your posture and physiology, your mood changes.” - Matt

[30:28] — [30:36] 

“If you can take an old emotion and an old pattern and you can let it go today, that piece is gone forever.” - Matt

[34:39] — [34:49] 

“When you use the brainpower of 10 people or 20 people or 100 people, you get a way better answer than one genius at the front of the room.” - Matt

Resources Mentioned:

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

Michael Singer | The XChange Approach | David Cooperrider | Ron Fry | JonBurghoff

Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development by David A. Kolb

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