Posts Tagged "stress response"

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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Conquer Stress by Changing the Way You Think About it Free Webinar

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Conquer Stress by Changing the Way You Think About it Free Webinar

To get control of your runaway mind and the stress response it triggers you must remember one thing: The stress response is really a response to threat triggered by your mind. Threat today comes in many forms; a new boss, an unexpected bill, your daughter doesn’t come home or call in by her curfew, you mother slips and falls and breaks her hip, your best friend says something nasty about you on social media, etc, etc. A key first step in learning how to rethink your stress is becoming more aware of what your mind tells you about threat, and your ability to cope with it. What your mind...

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What Does it Mean to Relax?

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What Does it Mean to Relax?

What does relaxation mean to you?   Does it mean: sitting in your favorite chair and reading a good book? swinging idly in a hammock? playing a round of golf with friends? walking lazily on the beach? floating on a raft in your pool on a warm summer day?   You probably noticed that the things I just described are activities, things you do to get relaxed. So if these are the activities you choose to get relaxed, what is relaxation all about? In short, relaxation is a state of being that involves what is going on in your mind as well as your body. One way to understand this better is to...

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