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Japanese Psychology and Emotions

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Japanese Psychology and Emotions

Emotions are impulses to act. They force you to stop, assess any potential threat, and then act, all within a split second. Some of the stronger emotions like fear and anger are very threatening and can trigger the fight or flight response all by themselves. People often confuse negative emotions with stress. They are two different things. Negative emotions are just that, emotions. The stress response involves emotions but transcends them. How you perceive negative emotions and cope (or not cope) with them is the determining factor in whether or not they triggers a stress response. For...

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Common Thinking Traps Related to Stress

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Common Thinking Traps Related to Stress

In my book Stress Less, Live More  I discuss ten common thinking traps related to stress. Thinking traps are stereotypical ways of viewing potentially stressful situations that often lead to stress. I want to share three of my favorite thinking traps with you in this post. The “I Can Figure it All Out in My Head” Trap One of the most common thinking traps is the “I Can Figure it All Out in My Head” trap.  The name is pretty self-explanatory as this trap revolves around the mistaken belief that you can control your stress-related pain and suffering by figuring...

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