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The Five R’s of Coping With Stress

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The Five R’s of Coping With Stress

Introduction to Stress and Coping What Are The Five R’s of Coping? The Five R’s of Coping With Stress is your personal multi-level defense system against stress. To really manage your stress effectively you need a program that targets and attacks all three aspects of stress. My Five R’s of Coping system does just that. Each R is a level of defense that provides multiple strategies to attack one or more of the aspects of stress. The Five R’s: Rethink, Relax, Release, Reduce & Reorganize Rethink Rethink focuses mostly on potential stressors and what your mind tells...

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How Do I Cope With My Stress?

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How Do I Cope With My Stress?

In a previous blog (What is Stress?) I described the three components of stress: (1) a potential stressor, (2) what your mind tells you (your self-talk) about it and your ability to cope with it and (3) a stress response that kicks in if you feel unable to cope with it. When you start to view stress this way you begin to change. You no longer see stress as something that just happens to you, and is beyond your control.  Stress becomes  more than just “bills, traffic, the government,” or other things that exist independently of you. You begin to realize that the way you view these...

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Coaches: Is the Stress of Caring for Everyone But Yourself Finally Getting to You?

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Coaches: Is the Stress of Caring for Everyone But Yourself Finally Getting to You?

Dear Coach, You are kind, caring, and compassionate. You have dedicated yourself to helping others. It is your life’s calling, your mission. You enjoy your work and would rather be doing it than anything else in the world. Lately however, you have been feeling different. Your unhealthy lifestyle is causing you stress rather than making you more stress-resistant. Your runaway mind jumps from one stressful thought to another. You worry excessively and over-think everything, especially the things you cannot control. You feel overwhelmed with responsibilities and demands that leave you exhausted...

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Rethinking Potential Stressors

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Rethinking Potential Stressors

Stress is a combination of the three things; (1) a potential stressor, (2) what your mind tells youabout your ability to cope with the threat, harm, or loss associated with it and (3) a stress response that kicks in if you feel unable to cope. In this post I’d like to focus on the second component of the definition, what your mind tells you about your ability to cope with the threat, harm, or loss associated with potential stressors. Becoming more mindful of your use oflanguage, in particular your self-talk about stress is a key factor in learning how to conquer your stress. There is a...

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Fitness Walking Meditation

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Fitness Walking Meditation

Fitness walking meditation is a form of moving meditation. Unlike traditional meditation, which is practiced while sitting quietly, moving meditation uses the movements that accompany any repetitive continuous physical activity as the focal point. Walking, running, swimming, bicycling, and cross-country skiing are examples of repetitive, continuous physical activity that typically is sustained for at least twenty minutes and can provide an aerobic training effect as well as a meditative benefit. Walking is an excellent activity to use to learn moving meditation because it is safe, can be...

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