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Are Your Thoughts Helpful?

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Are Your Thoughts Helpful?

Rethink, as a line of defense against stress, focus on what your mind tells you about potential stressors and your ability to cope with them. Since your stress response is triggered by what your mind tells you about potential stressors and your ability to cope with them it makes sense to pay close attention to your stressful thoughts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking you to psychoanalyze yourself and try to figure out “why” you  think the way you do about things in your life that stress you out. What I want you to do is start noticing whether or not your thoughts...

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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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