Laura's Corner - August 2013
|Coping with Change |
Exercise builds coping resilience by improving physical and brain functioning, so you process information better. Try to exercise at least 30 minutes a day.
2. Reframe Negative Thinking
We all carry mental and emotional baggage. When similar experiences come up, these old scripts often lead to negative self-talk, but you can choose to push through old thoughts to experience a positive result and create a healthier frame of reference from which to work.
When you're overwhelmed, even fun activities lose their appeal and can become stressful. Assess how much you should schedule into your day before it becomes too much.
Practice clinically proven relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or systematic muscle relaxation, for about 20 minutes a day.
Change may initially provoke a stressful response, but you can mediate those responses and learn to ride the wave of change more successfully.
Source: Stress Less, Live More by Richard Blonna, EdD, a nationally certified coach and counselor.
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