You Are Stronger Than You Think by Anne Grady

When you start to doubt your strength, feel alone, or question your ability to bounce back, here are 5 ways to reset:

1. Don’t run from it.
Fear, anxiety, and other uncomfortable emotions don’t feel good, so we try to run away. We think we’ll deal with it later, or we numb the pain with Netflix and wine. Unfortunately, not dealing with the emotion only serves to increase the intensity and duration of it. 


2. Change your interpretation.
When we are stressed, tired, or under pressure, we are more likely to fall back on habitual patterns of thinking and behaving. Why? Because most of us don’t realize that the battle for changing habits isn’t only in our doing, it’s in our thinking. 


3. Make time for physical and mental health.
Exercise is not something most of us gravitate toward naturally. We can find all kinds of great excuses for not exercising, but we have to make it a non-negotiable.


4. Choose optimism.
One of Anne’s favorite authors is Simon Sinek. When tackling the subject of optimism, Simon says, “Optimism is not wearing rose-colored glasses. Optimism is the belief that things will get better. That we will find a way to get out of it.” 


5. Stay connected.
Like optimism and gratitude, the happiness boost you get from connection with others is crucial to your health and well-being and a key element to building resilience. Having friendships and a sense of belonging is considered a core psychological need and has a big impact on our physical health.


Always remember, you are stronger than you think.


About Anne Grady:
Anne Grady is not your typical motivational speaker. She is a best-selling author, two-time TEDx speaker, trainer, survivor, optimist, inspirer, and a truth-bomb dropper.

Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication and has spent the last twenty years working with some of the largest organizations around the globe. She has become known as a leading expert on communication, leadership, emotional intelligence, and resilience, contributing to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, FOX Business and many more.

If you are interested in booking Anne Grady for a keynote or virtual presentation, visit for more information.

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