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Star Wars and Mental Health

If you have landed on this page you probably saw our Wednesday Wellness tip on TikTok. Did you know that Star Wars has an abundance of positive mental health advice and philosophies it shares?

The quote below is probably the best-known piece of mental health advice in the Star Wars Series.

“Always with you what cannot be done.… You must unlearn what you have learned…. Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

The first part of this quote "Always with you what cannot be done". Instead of taking this self-defeating perspective, if we take a positive mental health approach to our challenges and look at what we can change and what we can do, we put ourselves in a position of control and hope and have a much better chance of making a difference.

"You must unlearn what you have learned" our long-held beliefs can hold us back from success or change. To make changes in our life, sometimes it’s necessary to let go of what we hold as ‘truth’ and look at things from a new point of view.

"Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.’"– This is a statement that encourages us to believe in ourselves. By concentrating on completing the task, we reduce self-doubt and hesitant thinking. Hesitation and lack of true commitment can cost us the prize.

If you are faced with tough challenges with your mental health, physical health or life struggles just remember these words from Master Yoda. They may help you get through those tough times.

If you or someone you know is struggling and need help please reach out to us at 712-252-3871.


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