@dr.nataliebernstein

@dr.nataliebernstein

I help overachievers who overthink and overanalyze feel less overwhelmed. ✨Psychologist ✨Accountability, mindset, and how-to guru ✨1:1 Coaching

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@dr.nataliebernstein

Sounds so simple, right? But we get in our own way. Overthinking and over analyzing everything. Sometimes we just have to take a step. Move. Pick something. ⁣ ⁣ We act as if the future is a mysterious, unknown destination. Something that will just happen. Something to wait for. ⁣ ⁣ But it’s not. You decide. You create your future. Your choices and actions now determine where you end up. ⁣ ⁣ You can change the pace and the path along the way, but you won’t get anywhere if you stand still.

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From a psychologist. Depression can take many forms. Here are a few less common signs of depression. Find a psychologist or therapist near you for help and support if you need it. #mentalhealthmatters #depressionawareness #depressionjourney #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthquotes #therapy #therapysession #mentalhealthcounseling #helpisavailable #feelbetterlivemore #askforhelp #innerstrength #selfhealing #selfhealers #selfhealingjourney #resilience #resilient #strongereveryday #sadthoughts #sadlife

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Save this one...⁣ ⁣ “Yes, but, I didn’t”⁣ ⁣ “But I only did”⁣ ⁣ “I still have to”⁣ ⁣ If I had a dollar for every time I have heard someone push away an accomplishment, I would be on a private island somewhere. With lots of sunscreen. ⁣ ⁣ Where did we learn that? I understand being humble, but this is an act of invalidation. Dismissal. Rejection. Of yourself. ⁣ ⁣ Thinking that you are somehow less than just because you could have done more is faulty thinking. There will always be more. That is a fact. But it doesn’t have to be attached with what you did. They aren’t related. ⁣ ⁣ Celebrate yourself. Life is hard. We are all facing so much more today than previous generations, pulled in so many directions. ⁣ ⁣ Give yourself credit for what you do. Take pride in your accomplishments. ⁣ ⁣ Remove the tendency to identify with your limits rather than strengths. You are better than that. ⁣ #bestselfjournal #bestselfiechallenge #empoweringwomen #empoweryourself #empoweringquotes #selflovetips #selflovefirst #selflovery #selfesteemboost #selfesteemquotes #selfworthquotes #selfworthmovement #selfworthy #selfworthjourney #anxietysucks #anxietytips #psychologyfacts #psychologytips #psychologist #mentalhealthtips #mentalwellnessjourney #changeyourthoughtschangeyourlife #changeyourmindset #changeyourthoughts #purposefullife #betterdays #reframeyourthoughts #happierlife #behappy

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Getting your needs met, being direct, tips for improving relationships #improveyourself #relationships #relationshipadvice101 #relationshipadviceforwomen #relationshipadviceformen #psychology #psychologyfacts #psychologytips #psychologists #psychologistlife #betterdays #talktome #communicationiskey #communicationskills #speakyourtruth #listeningskills #mentalhealthmatters #gottmanmethod #couplestherapy #lifejourney

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Let me know in the comments if this works! And send to someone who needs this reminder. #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologist #psychologytips #psychologytoday #psychologyhacks #improveyourself #relationshipquotes #relationshipadvice #relationshipadviceformen #relationshipadvice101 #relationshipadviceforwomen #mentalhealth #loveishard #betterdaysarecoming #changeyourlifetoday #mindsetshift #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellnessmatters #setlimits #adviceoftheday #adviceforlife #advicepage #advicequotes

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Do you make lists? Want to get more done and feel less anxious or overwhelmed? And, eliminate the guilt you feel for having more to do. Try this strategy. Let me know if it works!! #productivity #getmoredone #lessstressed #lessstress #overwhelmedmom #overwhelmed #lessoverwhelm #betterlifebetterfuture #forwardthinking #anxietywarrior #anxietywarriors #depressionhelp #helpmehelpyou #helpeachother #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthtip #mentalhealthsupport #psychologist #therapy #psychologytip #psychologytips #psychologyhacks

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Tag or send to someone who needs to see this. ⁣ ⁣ As a former psychologist, this sentence is a strange one for me to write. My job is to help people make sense of things. To help them understand in a way that helps. But now that I’m a mindset coach, I understand that it isn’t always necessary to fully grasp the reasons. ⁣ ⁣ Sometimes things don’t make sense. ⁣ ⁣ Sometimes people don’t make sense. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve said these phrases twice the past few days, yesterday with a client and today with my teenage son. ⁣ ⁣ We can’t always know the 𝘸𝘩𝘺 behind our thoughts or actions of ourself or of someone else. ⁣ ⁣ And so my question is: do we really need to? ⁣ ⁣ I have found that it is okay to not know, to not fully understand, and to not go deep. It’s not always necessary.⁣ ⁣ But what is important is to consider your response. Your next move. The actions that you will take in the future based upon the information that you have now. ⁣ ⁣ That’s where the gold is - the heart of the issue. This is where you decide if you can accept things (and others) for how they appear. Or not. ⁣ ⁣ Can you head into the future with the information you have now? In your job, your relationship, and/or with your self?⁣ ⁣ Sometimes life doesn’t make sense, but you can still make sense out of life. #journeyoflife #lifelessonslearned #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellness #purposefullife #psychotherapy #mentalwellnessmatters #psychologist #psychologytips #happierliving #anxietyreliever #anxietyrelieftips #lifeiswaitingforyou #needachangeinmylife #changequotes #lifeistooshort #fulfilledlife #bestlifequotes #makeachangeforthebetter #whatareyouwaitingfor #putyourselffirst #nowisyourtime

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Do you hear my son drumming while I was recording? 😃Our internal voice tells a story. Is your story positive or negative? If it’s negative, I can help. I use my training as a psychologist to move you forward quickly. #storyofmylife😂 #innerwork #mindsetmastery #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmatters #changeyourperspective #changeyourmindset #changeyourthoughts #changeyourthinking #fixmylife #fixyourself #selfhealing #selflovejourney #selfhealingjourney #anxietyproblems #anxietyrelief #anxietywarrior #depressionhelp #depressionawareness #resilient #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellnessmatters #psychologist #psychologyfacts #psychologytips #psychologytricks #innerjourney

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Share you favorite mood enhancer below and share for later...⁣ ⁣ Ever notice how when you’re in a good mood, you notice all the beauty around you, you have energy, and your day seems easier? ⁣ ⁣ How about when you’re in a terrible mood, and everything seems awful, you find everyone annoying, and you feel like you’re having a bad day? ⁣ ⁣ Research has shown that we look for situations to substantiate our moods in order to keep feeling that way.⁣ ⁣ It’s really difficult to turn a mood around, isn’t it? It takes work. You are literally changing your brain and your brain doesn’t want to change. It’s too hard. So what can you do?⁣ ⁣ As difficult as it is, you have to try.⁣ 1. Try listing 3 things you are grateful for and even 10 if you can. (Gratitude)⁣ ⁣ 2. Move your body. It is really hard to stay in a bad mood when your endorphins (good feeling exercise hormones) kick in.⁣ ⁣ 3. Blast the music and sing along.⁣ ⁣ 4. Smile - even if you don’t feel like it. Smiling “tricks” your brain.⁣ ⁣ 5. Visualize. Close your eyes, take deep breaths and see your day the way you want it to be.⁣ ⁣ Any of all of these actions might help. Have you tried any of these before?⁣ #badmoodtoday #moodswings #positivepsychology #positivepsychsolutions #moody #feelbetternow #reframeyourthoughts #reframeyourself #changeyourthoughts #changeyourmindset #happierlife #happierliving #depressive #anxietyproblems #adviceoftheday #adviceforlife #psychologist #mentalwellnessmatters #personalgrowthtips #journeytowellness #perspectiveiseverything #perspectiveshift #negativethoughts #negativethinking #selfhealingjourney #selfhealing #selfhealer

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Do others expect you to do more for them but less for yourself?⁣ ⁣ How is that ok? It’s not your job to be everything for others. Not to mention, it’s impossible. And exhausting trying. ⁣ ⁣ So what do you do? Set those boundaries. Be clear about what you will and won’t allow and don’t waiver. ⁣ ⁣ But you have to be OK enough with yourself to put up parameters and be OK with their response. ⁣ ⁣ Remember: how others respond to your boundaries is not your concern. ⁣ ⁣ You may experience anger and attempts to change your mind but stay consistent. Those who truly love you will eventually adjust as you’ve given them no other choice.⁣

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Self-love. We hear that phrase all the time, but what does it mean? How do you love yourself? And why should you make an effort to do so?⁣ ⁣ For me, self-love is about acceptance, patience, and giving yourself a break! It’s about appreciating all sides of yourself while realizing that you don’t have to be perfect. ⁣ ⁣ It’s understanding that this life is a journey and that you haven’t been given all the answers. You are participating in one big scavenger hunt, searching for clues. ⁣ ⁣ It’s letting go and forgiving yourself when you make a “bad” decision. It’s learning to make better ones in the future.⁣ ⁣ Self-love is a practice. It’s something you have to do everyday to nurture yourself. To grow. It’s giving yourself what you need as often as you give to others.⁣ ⁣ So think about how you can love yourself more. Consistently. It may feel strange at first and you may even think of yourself as being selfish, but if you don’t take care of yourself who will? #selflovequotes #selflovejourney #selflovetips #selflovefirst #selflovery #codependencyrecovery #codependentnomore #lifejourney #lifejourneys #selfcareinhealthcare #selfcarequotes #selfcarematters #insidejob #betterlifechoices #feelbetterlivemore #happierme #depressionrecocery #anxietyquote #smallchanges #buddhaquotes #psychologists #psychologistlife #psychologytips #therapyworks

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Less common signs of depression - things to look out for in yourself and others

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Plan A or Plan B? Do you agree with this? Tell me in the comments. #planahead #bestlaidplans #psychologysays #psychologyfacts #psychologyhacks #psychologytricks #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologists #makeschanges #changeyourlife #changeyourlifetoday #mindsetmatters #mindsetmaster #mindsetmastery #empoweryourself #goalsetting #goalgettermindset #achievegreatness #achieveyourgoals

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Tips from a psychologist. It takes 5 positives to overcome 1 negative. That’s a lot of work! Remember this in your relationships - think about those comments you say to others. Follow for more ❤️ #psychologistssays #psychology #psychologytips #psychologyfacts #psychologyhacks #changeyourwords #changeyourthoughts #relationshipadvice101 #bettercommunication #positivepsychology #positivethinking #negativepeople #negativity #negativeenergy #feelbetterlivemore #feelbetternow #mindsetshift #shiftyourmindset #moodswingsbelike #moodswings #happierme #livehappily

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Like if this makes sense. Being a fixer isn’t always a bad thing. But when you are frequently asked to fix other people’s problems over and over again, it gets draining. You don’t have to be everything for everybody all the time! So save this post and repeat this mantra when you need a reminder. #mantras #relationshipadvice101 #codependentrecovery #fixmylife #anxietyrelief #empathsofinstagram #empathstruggles #empathproblems #sayno #relationshipstruggles #positivecommunication #positivepsychsolutions #psychologyhacks #lifeadvice #changeyourmindset #changeyourmindsetchangeyourlife #relationshipquotes #betterliving #purposefulliving #betterlifebetterfuture

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Like if this sounds familiar. ⁣ ⁣ “You’re not the same anymore.” “Why are you acting so different?” “What’s going on with you?”⁣ ⁣ We fall into certain roles in relationships. We become predictable. And there’s safety in that. Others know what to expect and they like it. ⁣ ⁣ So when you decide you want to change your life, others may not like it. At all. They resist. Their disapproval may reveal itself in different ways like comments, snide remarks, or other dramatic behaviors to force you back. “I want things the way they used to be,” they’ll say. ⁣ ⁣ AND, your change affects their personal belief system, too. It may make them look at issues in their lives that they don’t want to see. The ones they prefer to keep buried. ⁣ ⁣ Be strong. Think of your intentions. It is your life and you have to be true to yourself, not others. If they truly care about you, they will adjust. They don’t have to agree, but they will support your growth journey. If they can’t, they may move on and you have to be okay with their decision. Let them go. Do not let someone else’s desires determine your life. ⁣ ⁣ Need help or don’t know where to start? Schedule a call with me. Scheduling link in my bio. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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To continue with my love quote and post from earlier. Love gives us courage: courage to grow, change, and fully be ourselves.

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Can you love someone if you don’t like them?⁣ ⁣ We hear it all the time. “All You Need Is Love”⁣ “Love Thy Neighbor” “Love Changes Everything.”⁣ ⁣ But 𝘩𝘰𝘸 can you love someone when you have such different beliefs and behaviors? ⁣ ⁣ By looking beyond. By looking past their actions and seeing them for more than who they voted for, what religion they are (or are not), and the color of their skin. ⁣ ⁣ By looking beyond all that packaging and connecting with their soul. The 𝘸𝘩𝘰 they are, not what they do. ⁣ ⁣ Stop looking for all the ways we are different. ⁣ ⁣ Stop comparing. ⁣ ⁣ Deep down, none of those things matter. ⁣ ⁣ We are all flawed, we all have our struggles, and our personal experiences shape our actions. ⁣ ⁣ But we truly are all the same. We are all just trying to find our way in this world, doing the best we can with what we have, and trying to survive. ⁣ ⁣ Try seeing things from the eyes of others. Noticing. Listening. Being open to new perspectives. ⁣ ⁣ Try giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Stop judging. ⁣ ⁣ Try looking for our commonalities rather than our differences. ⁣ ⁣ In this busy world, it is difficult to add one more thing to our to-do list so but we need to. We need to try. ⁣ ⁣ Add love to your list. Love for yourself and those around you. Those who are the same and those who are different. ⁣ ⁣ It doesn’t mean you agree with them or even like them, but it does mean that you see them. ⁣ ⁣ To truly see them is to show love for them. ⁣ ⁣ #martinlutherkingjr #mlkday #drmartinlutherkingjr #servingothers #makeadifferenceday #makeadifferencechallenge #makeadifferencemonday #mondaymotivation #psychologist #loveisallyouneed #loveisallthereis #humanrace #loveoneloveall #changetheworldwithme #healtheworld #healingjourney #politicizedhealing #inauguration2021 #letitgoquotes #acceptyourself #selfhealcore #onetribe #unityisstrength #getalong #humannature #peacefulliving #promiseofanewday #truecolors #seenandheard

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Which one are you? Quick change or purposeful planner? ⁣ ⁣ Some people can quit cold turkey. Others take more time. While both ways can get you to the finish line, research shows that planned intention can get you lasting results in a more natural way. ⁣ ⁣ So if you want to make a change in your life, fulfill your resolutions, and have new habits that last, consider purposeful, smaller steps towards change. It will be easier to stick towards change but also allows for flexibility if you need to adjust.⁣ ⁣ But no matter how you begin, ask yourself these questions to set you in your path. ⁣

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Send this to someone who needs a reminder. ⁣ ⁣ You can’t buy inner peace. Sure, you can buy things that make you happy, make your life easier, and solve some of the hassles of life. ⁣ ⁣ But that feeling that there is something missing in your life? That longing for more...that thing you can’t even name? ⁣ ⁣ You can’t buy 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵. Someone else can’t fill 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵. Ignoring it won’t solve 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵. ⁣ ⁣ 𝐘𝐨𝐮 can fix 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵. You can learn how to get rid of that void, how to feel fulfilled in your life, and how to truly accept yourself as you are. ⁣ ⁣ You can learn how to change your life for the better, release yourself from the mindset that keeps you stuck, and fill that void. ⁣ ⁣ You can learn to believe that you are enough. ⁣ ⁣ #lifepurpose #mypurpose #purposefullife #purposeinlife #meaningoflife #roadtohappiness #happinesswithin #journeyoflife #soullessons #spiritualawakening #spiritualjourneys #mentalwealth #selfacceptancejourney #betterlifechoices #deeperunderstanding #psychologytips #lifeadvice #spiritualgrowthjourney #raiseyourvibe #psychologytips #inspiringposts #journeyoflife #journeytowellness #lifelessonslearned #youareenoughmovement #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellness

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Save this for when you need a mental boost. ⁣ ⁣ One. There’s so much power in that little word. One step. One moment. One shot. One chance. One change. ⁣One choice. ⁣ When you’re feeling overwhelmed or thinking about how you need something in your life to change, I’ll bet you don’t think of one. You think of ALL the things. And it becomes too much. Too much to handle, too much to deal with, too many choices, so you may push it aside and carry on as you always do. ⁣ ⁣ But if you break it down into smaller, specific steps, the focus changes. Instead of looking at the finish line, you begin at the starting line. Then the next mile marker, the one after that, and the one after that. You can visualize the finish line, but that’s not where you give your attention. ⁣ ⁣ Change is like that. You can’t change overnight, unless you do something incredibly dramatic and even then, that’s not lasting change. That’s chaotic and difficult change. You want the change that transforms. The kind that really means something. ⁣ ⁣ So when you think about what you want to change in your life, know that it starts with just one. One choice. Eventually all those “ones” add up to a big result. But just for today, what one choice will you make to change your life for the better? ⁣ ⁣ #journeyoflife #lifelessonslearned #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellness #purposefullife #psychotherapy #mentalwellnessmatters #psychologist #psychologytips #selfdoubt #believeinyourself #selfesteemquotes #empoweryourself #fearnomore #babystepstosuccess #selfbelief #happierliving #anxietyreliever #anxietyrelieftips #lifeiswaitingforyou #needachangeinmylife #changequotes #lifeistooshort #fulfilledlife #bestlifequotes #makeachangeforthebetter #whatareyouwaitingfor #putyourselffirst #nowisyourtime #dontsettleforaverage

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Tag or send to someone who needs to learn this. ⁣ ⁣ Have you ever been in a moment where you don’t know what to say OR someone accuses you of not listening?⁣ ⁣ I know if doesn’t sound like much, but this idea of repeating what the person just said but putting it in question form serves two purposes. ⁣ ⁣ First, it shows you’re listening. We all want to feel heard. Listened to. Understood. Repeating what they just said, shows you are getting it. ⁣ ⁣ Second, repeating the words but framing it as a question, takes it a step further. Now, it shows interest. You want them to share with you, explain further, gives details. You are listening AND providing a safe space for them to process their feelings more in depth. ⁣ ⁣ Resist the urge to interpret or go too far with your response, though. You may be on the right path, but they may not be ready to go there. It’s better to stick with what they are offering. ⁣ ⁣ If helpful, please click like so I know to make more of these. #psychologytips #psychologyhacks #psychologist #communicationskills #howtolisten #communicationiskey #improverelationships #betterrelationships #howtotalksokidswilllisten #howtotalk #howtotalktogirls #talkingtostrangers #talkingtokids #mentalwellbeingmatters #mentalwellbeing #feelingheard #sharingiscaringinstagram #adviceoftheday #lifeadvice #adviceforlife #relationshipadvice #betterlifeahead #selfhealing #improveyourlife #changecoaching #emotionalintelligence #positivecommunication #empathymatters

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What’s the name of your inner-voice?⁣ ⁣ A few days ago, I challenged you to notice the⁣ first thoughts you have, that inner voice. ⁣ ⁣ So now that you have practiced, try giving it a name. As I suggest in my video, naming that voice in your head does 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 for how you think about yourself, you mood, self-esteem, beliefs, anxiety, and depression. ⁣ ⁣ Naming that voice will enable you to see it as a separate 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 rather than who you are. ⁣ ⁣ Let me know what you think and if you name your head-space roommate ⬇️ #makeachangeforthebetter #psychologytips #clinicalpsychologist #adviceforlife #selfworthquotes #purposefullife #happinessahead #journeyoflife #journeytowellness #pathoflife #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellness #purposefullife #lifepath #whoareyou #psychotherapy_journey #psychotherapy #mentalwellnessmatters #higherpurpose #psychologist #healingjourney #selfhealingpower #validateyourself #holdspaceforhealing #howtoheal #roadtohappiness #anxietyrelief #anxietysupport #depressionhelp

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Helpful? Like if so ❤️ . Do you worry that if you say the “wrong” thing that the other person will shut down, get upset, or that you’ll make it worse? . Or maybe you don’t know what to say to help someone? . While there is no “perfect” response, these suggestions allow for a more open and supportive position. . Just make sure you’re in listening mode and not fixing mode. Sometimes all someone wants is to vent without suggestions or advice. . They are lucky to have you for support. . #whattosay #howcanihelpyou #howcanihelp #tellmehow #communicationiskey #communicationskills #betterrelationships #betterrelationship #improveyourrelationship #howtotalk #supportive #feelingsmatter #psychologytips #mentalhealthsupport #mentalwellnessjourney #personalgrowthjourney #emotionalhealth #anxietyjourney #depressionhelp #changemylife #selfheal #innerpeacequotes #quotestoliveby #adviceoftheday #lifeadvice #psychologist #helpingpeople #helpingfamilies

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Do you agree? Change is hard. But it’s possible. Although it doesn’t happen overnight. True, lasting change needs a plan. And that can be overwhelming. So before you start making changes, think about what you want. What’s working in your life already? Can you build upon that? What do you wish your life would look like? Be specific! And, how can you make that change happen? What are your first steps. #changecoach #changeiscoming #changeispossible #changequotes #changeyourlife #dailyhabits #healthyhabitspayoff #healthyhabitsforlife #makeachangetoday #mentalhealthmatters #mentalwellness #mentalwellbeingmatters #betterlifebetterfuture #howto #behappier #dontsettle #dontsettleforlessthanyoudeserve #lifeiswaitingforyou #dreamlife #lifeofmydreams #lifejourney #emotioncoaching #adviceoftheday #adviceforlife #psychologist #babystepstosuccess #howdoi #createeveryday #anxietytips #plans

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Save this one for your tough days.⁣ ⁣ I woke up today with wonder. Wondering if anyone was waking up these days without a sense of fear, dread, disappointment, anger, fatigue, overwhelm, or sadness. ⁣ ⁣ At least some part of their day. Feeling it at various times and in different intensities but not escaping it. ⁣ ⁣ Yes, there are many, many blessings in this world and it’s so important to practice gratitude and not dwell in the sorrow, but there’s a 𝘭𝘰𝘵 going on that it’s hard to imagine anyone being immune to it all. ⁣ ⁣ Add the realization that it’s going to take a long time to correct and heal these issues, and you may feel hopeless. ⁣ ⁣ So what can you do?⁣ ⁣ When you can’t change it, you have to learn to cope with it. ⁣ ⁣ I think the first step is acknowledging. Recognizing. Realizing that you are affected. Identify what emotion you are feeling and accepting that it’s ok to be feeling it - no matter what it is! ⁣ ⁣ No judgments, just an understanding. You can’t keep packing it away, let it come to the surface and see it. Feel it. Write about it. Cry if it helps. ⁣ ⁣ Make an effort to do this, close the door, sit in silence and see what arises. Set a timer, even 5 minutes can be enough. ⁣ ⁣ After a little time, take a deep breath and start to move. Resume your “normal” activity. If the feelings start to build again, schedule a time to start this process over again. Put the emotions on hold rather than away. ⁣ ⁣ Releasing difficult thoughts and emotions won’t solve the bigger issues, I know. But you aren’t looking for answers or solutions in this moment, you are looking to feel less, to lighten the load of this heavy world. #toughtimes #toughyear #betterdaysahead #betterdaysarecoming #depressionhelp #anxietyproblems #empathyquotes #empathsofinstagram #empathproblems #empathsbelike #emotionsmatter #emotionalintelligence #emotionalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalwellnessmatters #mentalwellbeingmatters #releasenegativity #butterfliesrising #getcontrol #selfhealingjourney #selfhealingjourney #selfhealer #healtheworld #2021startsnow #hanginthere #strongertogether #psychologist #psychologytime

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Can you try this? 👍🏻 or 👎🏻 ⁣ ⁣ This idea of agreeing with someone when they criticize you served two purposes: avoiding an argument AND learning about yourself. Be open to the idea that they may be right! ⁣ ⁣ Your ego affects your self-perception. And while you don’t want to rely on others’ opinions of yourself, you might learn something new. How others perceive you, how you present yourself, and even what you reveal about yourself can provide great insight! ⁣ ⁣ So give it a shot! What do you have to lose?⁣ #egocheck #relationships #relationshipadvice #relationshipadviceforwomen #relationshipadvice101 #relationshipadviceformen #learnsomethingneweveryday #selfawarenessiskey #selflearning #gowithin #psychologytips #psychologist #psychologyadvice #solutionfocused #solutionsforlife #conflictresolution #conflict #angermanagementissues #beopenminded #beopen #betterlifechoices #challengeyourself #selfhealingjourney #journeyoflife #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthmatters #gettingalong #trynewthings #selfper

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See the difference? ⁣ ⁣ If you just want to feel better but can’t focus on major change right now OR if things are generally going well but you could use a little boost...I have a challenge for you. ⁣ ⁣ My challenge is for you to notice how you speak to yourself. ⁣ ⁣ That’s all for today. This may take some focused attention as our thoughts are so automatic that we don’t even realize our inner dialogue, BUT put this idea into your head:⁣ ⁣ “I am going to hear my inner voice today.” ⁣ ⁣ Start there. Don’t worry about changing the thoughts or giving your voice a “good” or “bad” rating, just notice it. Hear it. ⁣ ⁣ There are a lot of platitudes on “choosing happiness,” “deciding to be happy,” and “change your mindset,” all over Instagram, but no one really tells you how. Or that it takes work. ⁣ ⁣ Perhaps you get frustrated and wonder why it’s so hard for you when it seems like it’s so easy for everyone else. Or maybe you just feel like you’re missing a little something.⁣ ⁣ Either way, I’ve got you. But you can’t change what you don’t know. So just for today, start by hearing your automatic, inner voice. Let me know how it goes. ⁣ ⁣ #journeyoflife #journeytowellness #lifelessonslearned #pathoflife #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellness #purposefullife #whoareyou #psychotherapy_journey #psychotherapy #mentalwellnessmatters #higherpurpose #soulpath #raiseyourvibration #soulcoach #purposeliving #theheartestjourney #psychologist #psychologytips #selfdoubtsucks #cbtskills #mytherapistsays #mypsychologist #believeinyourself #selfesteemquotes #empoweryourself #fearnomore #happierliving #anxietyrelieftips #lifeiswaitingforyou

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Where do your thoughts live? Tell me below. ⁣ ⁣ I get asked a lot about happiness. “How can I be happier?” “Everyone around me seems to be happy all the time. What am I doing wrong?”⁣ ⁣ The truth is, happiness takes work. Effort. Consistency. Especially when you don’t feel like it. It’s not easy. It’s hard. ⁣ ⁣ HOWEVER, happiness can be developed and practiced. It can get easier. ⁣ ⁣ The first step is to consider where your thoughts hang out.⁣ ⁣ Are they in the future? Thinking of all the things you have to do, all your responsibilities, and what-ifs? ⁣ ⁣ Or are they in the rear view mirror? Past failures, regrets, mistakes, bad choices.⁣ ⁣ The truth is, it is much harder to be happy in your current life when your thoughts aren’t there. You’re too focused on what happened to you or what could happen. But, as you know, you can’t change your past or control your future. ⁣ ⁣ What you can do is heal, forgive, and move forward from your past while planning, preparing, and taking steps towards building the life you want, in the future, but true happiness is only present now. ⁣Try to relocate your thoughts to today or the week. ⁣ #changecoach #emotionalintelligence #happiness #happinesstips #happylife #happiernewyear #happierandhealthier #howtobehappy #anxietyrelief #anxietyhelp #anxietyhealing #depressionrelief #bettermoods #bettermood #changeyourthoughts #changeyourmindset #changeyourmindsetchangeyourlife #selfhealingjourney #selfhealing #selfheal #makeachangetoday #changeyourlifenow #psychologist #psychology

@dr.nataliebernstein

This is how you get what you want. Share this with someone who needs a reminder. ⁣ ⁣ That feeling where we really want help or wish someone would do us a favor and then they don’t? ⁣ ⁣ It's a bad feeling. Disappointing. Frustrating. Might make us angry, resentful, sad. ⁣ ⁣ How to fix it? Use your words. For 2 reasons. ⁣ ⁣ First, no one is a mind reader. Sometimes we assume others know what we need. What we are feeling. How to help us. ⁣ ⁣ But I am here to tell you that even if you’ve been with someone 10 years, that person doesn’t always know. And we can’t get mad at them for not understanding how we feel. We have to tell. ⁣ ⁣ We have to state what we want. In an active way. Starting with, “I need” or “I could use” rather than hoping they figure it out. There is no confusion that way. They may not help up, but at least we won't be waiting around. ⁣ ⁣ Second, framing our wants and needs in a direct way makes things more clear in our brains. It removes the feelings of helplessness, rejection, and expectations. Our words become statements rather than requests. ⁣ ⁣ We shared what we need and someone might help us or they may not, but we asked. So now we have been heard and can figure out our next step. With or without their help. ⁣ ⁣ Does this make sense? Try it today and let me know or let's practice reframing in the comments. ⁣ #standupforyourself #beyourownbosstoday #selfconfidencequotes #selfconfidenceiskey #changeyourthoughts #assertivecommunication #assertivenesstraining #makeachangeforthebetter #futureiswaiting #betterlifebetterfuture #psychologytips #clinicalpsychologist #adviceforlife #selfconfident #selfworthquotes #boredlife #needachangeinmylife #changequotes #lifeistooshort #fulfilledlife #fulfillyourpurpose #bestlifequotes #makeachangeforthebetter #whatareyouwaitingfor #putyourselffirst #nowisyourtime #purposefullife #happinessahead #dontsettleforlessthanyoudeserve

@dr.nataliebernstein

Will you try this? Research has shown gratitude is life changing. What better way to practice gratitude AND reflect on the past year? Let me know if you try this! #gratitudeattitude #gratitudepractice #gratitudejournal #gratitudechallenge #happierandhealthier #happinessishomemade #depressionsupport #parentingtips #parentinghacks #parentinglife #parentingishard #positiveparenting #positiveparentingtips #positiveparentingsolutions #howtoparent #howtobehappy #gratefuleveryday #newyear2021 #yearinreview2020 #yearinreview #resoluti

@dr.nataliebernstein

This is an easy technique that you can do throughout the whole year and get the family involved. Whether you are single or with someone or have a family, a gratitude jar is a great way to reflect on the year you just had and also feel thankful for all the wonderful experiences that you shared. It’s a year in review. Let me know if you try it!

@dr.nataliebernstein

Save this when you want to make a change. Whether you are making resolutions for New Year’s Eve or you just want to set a goal, there are important steps that research had shown to make you more successful. Be as specific as possible, share your goal with someone, and start small. Visualize what your life will look like when you achieve your goal. And don’t give up. Adjust, but don’t quit. Work with me if you need more support. #settinggoals #settingintentions #newyearseve #newyear2021 #newyear2021🎉 #resolutions #resolution #changemylife #changeyourlifetoday #changeyourlifenow #livehappily #livehappier #happyandhealthy #happyandgrateful #betterlifebetterfuture #betterlifenow #howtosetgoals #goalsetter #emotionalintelligence #psychologist #anxietyhelp #selfempowerment #control

@dr.nataliebernstein

Have you tried this? Controlling our thoughts leads to better moods, improved relationships, and a better outlook on life. But those negative thoughts creep in, which can lead to doubt, depression, and anxiety. This trick helps you learn to recognize and change that thinking, change your mindset. #emotionalintelligence #changeyourmindsetchangeyourlife #changeyourthoughts #negativeenergy #negativethinking #anxietyrelief #depressionhelp #psychologyfacts #psychologyhacks #psychologistsofinstagram #trythisathome #mondaymood #betterlifebetterfuture #controlyourmind #controlyourthoughts #mindsetmatters #mindsetshift #makeachangetoday #selfhealingjourney #selfhealers #livemybes

@dr.nataliebernstein

Please like if this speaks to you.⁣ ⁣ You are busy, pulled in a million directions, and oftentimes when a family member, partner, or loved one calls or needs us, it’s not the right time. ⁣ ⁣ You just want to relax or finish what you were doing. ⁣ ⁣ “Give me a minute.” “Not right now, honey.” “Can I call you later?”⁣ ⁣ But times moves quickly and our opportunities to connect and make memories lessen. ⁣ ⁣ I’m not saying you have to stop what you are doing all the time or put your lives on hold for others, but try to recognize and appreciate the little opportunities. ⁣ ⁣ Take advantage of these moments. ⁣ ⁣ When someone call, take 10 minutes and really focus on the conversation without looking at your phone. ⁣ ⁣ Play those games. Listen to those stories. ⁣ ⁣ Make it a habit to ask about your loved one’s day. ⁣ ⁣ Look beyond the perfect time or putting it off for another day. We may not get to choose. ⁣ ⁣ These brief connections make lasting memories. Take those moments. #familytimeisqualitytime #makingmemoriestogether #makingmemories2020 #familybondingtime #connectionsmatter #healthyrelationships #momentsinmotherhood #specialmomentsinlife #maketherightchoices #changeyourperspective #blessingsuponblessings #happinessbegins #happinessishomemade #changeyourthoughtschangeyourlife #strongertogetherchallenge #codependentnomore #emotionalintelligence #adviceoftheday #adviceforlife #psychologist #raisingchildrenright #takethetime #gratitudepractice #makethemostoflife

@dr.nataliebernstein

Like if helpful so I know to make more! This is one of the first things I learned in graduate school and after years of practice, I know it to be true. If someone continues to bring up a subject, it is not resolved. They don’t feel heard or understood. While it is not your job to solve that issue for them, providing empathy or positive communication skills can help them get over it faster, which in turn helps you! #standupforyourself #beyourownbosstoday #howtotalksokidswilllisten #improveyourrelationship #changeyourthoughts #assertivecommunication #assertivenesstraining #makeachangeforthebetter #futureiswaiting #betterlifebetterfuture #psychologytips #clinicalpsychologist #adviceforlife #selfconfident #selfworthquotes #relationshipadvice101 #howtotalk #lifeadvice #emotionalintelligence #adviceoftheday #happierandhealthier #repe

@dr.nataliebernstein

Follow me for more psychology and save this for later. We bring a lot of our past into our present snd even future. Painful memories, difficult situations, and regrets, sometimes stick around and we can’t get them out of our head. How can we release them? Try these steps to let go and move forward. #makeachangeforthebetter #futureiswaiting #betterlifebetterfuture #psychologytips #clinicalpsychologist #adviceforlife #selfhealers #selfworthquotes #boredlife #needachangeinmylife #lifeistooshort #fulfilledlife #anxietyrelief #makeachangeforthebetter #whatareyouwaitingfor #putyourselffirst #nowisyourtime #purposefullife #happinessahead #changethoughts #stuckinmyhead #findyourpassioninlife #leavepastbehind #pastpresentfuture