A well-known psychiatrist offers science-backed, research-driven, actionable strategies for countering stress, building resilience and adding uplifts
Everyday Vitality is about building strength, not just fixing what's wrong. It's filled with strategies for cultivating vitality--the positive feeling of aliveness and energy that lies at the core of wellbeing. Whether you're twenty or eighty, vitality helps you navigate the barrage of daily hassles and make the most out of each day.
According to Dr. Boardman, vitality comes from three main wellsprings: meaningfully connecting with others, engaging in experiences that challenge you, and contributing to something beyond yourself. These activities foster resilience by boosting emotional stamina in the face of daily stress.
Counter to conventional wisdom, Dr. Boardman believes that the contemporary emphasis on self-focus flies in the face of research that deep connections and other and outer-oriented actions are what strengthen us, whether that means having a good conversation, doing a favor for someone, going for a walk, or engaging in a hobby. These commonplace experiences and micro-moments serve as the building blocks of everyday resilience. Everyday Vitality explains how to identify them, develop them, and apply them in your daily life so that your full days feel more fulfilling.