The Psychology of your 20s

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A podcast that explains how everything is psychology. Even your 20s. New episodes every Friday! For business enquires please email [email protected] New merchandise here: https://the-psychology-of-your-20s.myshopify.com/

  • 37 minutes 46 seconds
    211. The problem with 'toxic' positivity

    Today on the podcast we are talking about toxic positivity and the problem with always being positive and putting a fluffy, warm, positive spin on things. Often our unrealistic optimism comes from a good place and our desire to be happy all the time but any person knows that isn't always possible. We break down: 

    • The reason we gravitate towards toxic positivity
    • What toxic positivity looks like
    • The impact of wellness and self help content
    • The consequences for our mental health 
    • The consequences for our emotional intelligence 
    • Why people who accept negative emotions are ACTUALLY happier
    • How to practice emotional acceptance and healthy positivity 

    All of that and so much more, listen now! 

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    9 July 2024, 2:53 am
  • 33 minutes
    210. The 5 BIGGEST red flags for relationships in our 20s

    We all know what red flags are, they tend to be universal at any age, but there are some redflags that are specific to our 20s, certain features of a relationship during this decade to look out for even if they don't look concerning at first. On today's episode we talk about the five biggest red flags for relationships in our 20s, including: 

    1. Relationships that stop you from having experiences
    2. Relationships that cause emotional chaos 
    3. Relationships that don't celebrate or encourage you
    4. All or nothing relationships 
    5. Fatal attractor relationships 

    We also explore the psychology and of course the research behind why these can be so damaging to help us find more sustainable and healthy love during this decade. Listen now! 

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    5 July 2024, 3:43 am
  • 42 minutes 17 seconds
    209. Navigating post-graduation blues ft. Therapist Liz Kelly

    The period after graduation can be really difficult, filled with emotions like grief, anxiety, worry about the future, loneliness and nostalgia as we leave the structure and comfort of college and university for the big, confusing real world. In today's episode we break down the psychology of the post-graduation blues, including: 

    • What defines this experience
    • How long does it last? 
    • The loss of friends as well as security and stability 
    • What triggers our unease
    • How we can embrace the fear and uncertainty 
    • Setting realistic goals for our first year post graduation 

    This and so much more, all with some amazing advice and wisdom from our guest, the therapist Liz Kelly, author of the book 'This Book Is Cheaper Than Therapy'. Listen now! 

    Buy Liz book here: https://www.amazon.com.au/This-Book-Cheaper-Than-Therapy/dp/1962305007 

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    2 July 2024, 2:17 am
  • 43 minutes 3 seconds
    208. Let's talk about coping mechanisms

    Very few of us ever receive an education on coping. We are taught bad things happen, we are taught pointless math equations, we are taught to grin and bear it, but not effective psychological ways of integrating stressful, painful, frustrating experiences. In this episode, we break down the psychology of coping mechanisms, including: 

    • Problem focused vs. emotion focused coping
    • Maladaptive vs. adaptive coping 
    • Our most common defence mechanisms 
    • How to stop numbing ourselves to our experiences 
    • How to consciously deal with hard things in life 
    • Our coping statements 
    • Freud, Carl Jung and many more 

    Listen now for a comprehensive deep dive into coping in your 20s and beyond. 

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    28 June 2024, 12:15 am
  • 28 minutes 41 seconds
    207. How to have better conversations

    Conversations seem like they should be the easiest thing in the world, but we all know that sometimes that is not the case! Mental distractions, running out of things to talk about, feeling a bit off, all some of the roadblocks we face. In today's episode we break down FIVE tips to have better conversations: 

    1. The 2:1 question ratio
    2. The fast friends protocol 
    3. Story topping and bright siding 
    4. The 5 minute urge 
    5. The liking gap 

    Listen now for more so we can all be having better conversations in whatever area of life!

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    25 June 2024, 1:34 am
  • 32 minutes 33 seconds
    206. The psychology of love bombing

    Love bombing has been a hot topic as of recent, but what does it ACTUALLY mean or entail? In today's episode we are breaking down all of the psychology of love bombing, including: 

    • The cultish origin of love bombing
    • The three stages of love bombing 
    • Why people love bomb?
    • The interaction between narcissism and love bombing 
    • Intensity addiction and love bombing 
    • The five questions for determining: is it love or lovebombing? 

    We also dive into why it can be so easy to get swept up by these individuals and behaviours, how to know it when you see it and the strength it takes to walk away. 

    Listen now! 

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    21 June 2024, 12:46 am
  • 38 minutes 3 seconds
    205. A mental health update

    Since the beginning of this show I've been super open about my mental health so I thought I'd share an update (the bad, the good and the really good). Let's normalise talking openly and honestly about what we're going through even when its not pretty  or aesthetic. Thank you for all the support!

    Mental Health support in your area: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ 

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    18 June 2024, 2:29 am
  • 29 minutes 42 seconds
    204. Should we be thinking about kids in our 20s?

    The thought of having children in our 20s feels like an incredibly adult decision, and is one a lot of us probably don't consider. We want to protect our youth and our freedom a little bit longer, or perhaps have decided we probably will never want children.

    But whether you want to have children or not, having a clear understanding of your future intentions or choices, your reproductive health, the kind of person who might make a good partner, and therefore parent, is important. More information, more foresight actually equals greater freedom and sometimes time to decide. 

    We break down: 

    • Why you should be thinking in your 20s
    • The pros and cons of having children in your 20s 
    • The argument for NOT having children 
    • Fertility
    • Milestone anxiety and the pressure to find someone 
    • Your stories of pregnancy, parenthood and fertility in your 20s

    Listen now! 

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    14 June 2024, 1:15 am
  • 37 minutes 32 seconds
    203. Why do we feel so unloveable?

    Struggling with our self worth can often impact how deserving we feel of love. This sense that we may be 'unloveable' causes us to miss out on healthy, fulfilling relationships, self sabotage and stay with people who don't deserve us. In today's episode, we discuss: 

    • The origins of why we feel unworthy of love
    • Childhood wounds 
    • Early romantic scripts and teen romance 
    • Repeated rejection and shame
    • The consequences of feeling unloveable 
    • Repetition of toxic relationships
    • How to restore or rediscover your sense of self worth and self love 

    And so much more. Listen now! 

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    11 June 2024, 5:11 am
  • 47 minutes 56 seconds
    202. Body dysmorphia

    All of us have insecurities when it comes to our appearance, but what happens when these become obsessive and a point of fixation? In today's episode we break down the psychology and pathology of body dysmorphia, including: 

    • The origins in childhood experiences
    • Family history and influence 
    • The differences in expression between men and women
    • The relationship between body dysmorphia and cosmetic surgery 
    • The influence of toxic gym, diet culture and 'bigorexia'
    • How false beliefs influence behaviour 
    • Dating with body dysmorphia, and more

    Listen now! 

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    7 June 2024, 1:16 am
  • 41 minutes 52 seconds
    201. 5 scientific ways to ACTUALLY be happier

    We all want to be happier, but are probably sick of hearing about 'exercising more, eating better, sleeping 8 hours'. In today's episode we break down FIVE evidence based tips that are simple, accessible, actionable and inexpensive for becoming a happier person and the research that proves it: 

    1. Focus on platonic love over romantic love
    2. Small acts of kindness + how we are spending our money wrong and why its making us less happy 
    3. The importance of a project 
    4. The healing power of nature + what bacteria and dirt have to do with it 
    5. Let yourself wallow 

    Listen now! 

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    4 June 2024, 3:22 am
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