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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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Stress Refresher for 2017

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Stress Refresher for 2017

To get 2017 off to a less stressful start I’d like to give you a quick refresher on stress because when you are stressed it is so easy to get confused and stop thinking clearly about it and how to manage it. So I just wanted to reach out and shoot you a short reminder about what stress is really about and how to manage it. That’s right, manage it. Unfortunately, you can’t eliminate stress because it is intimately linked to change and if I can guarantee you one thing about 2017, it is that  SOMETHING in your life is going to change (for better or worse) during the coming...

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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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What is Stress?

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What is Stress?

What is stress? Is stress good for you? Is stress really harmful? How much stress is too much? Part of the reason people have a hard time answering these, and other questions about stress is because stress means different things to different people. The first step in stressing less and living more is learning what stress really is and why it is bad for you.   FORGET EVERYTHING you’ve ever learned about stress because most of it is outdated and confusing rather than helpful.   Stress is the combination of three things; (1) a potential stressor, (2) what your mind tells you about it...

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Coaches: Why You Need my New Stress Coaching Course

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Coaches: Why You Need my New Stress Coaching Course

Dear Coach, You have dedicated your life to helping others. It is your life’s calling, your mission but lately you feel caught between caring for your own children and aging parents and your clients. The stress and strain of being sandwiched in the middle is starting to get to you.     Stress is Complicated If you are like me, you probably get insulted when so-called, “stress coaches” try to sell you band-aid approaches to managing stress. You know, they lead-in with lines like “Banish Your Stress Forever” or “Be Stress Free in 10 Minutes” etc. The...

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