Archives for March, 2012

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18 Tips to Bounce Back from Just About Anything


You can bounce back from the tough times in life by using any number of skills that help improve your resiliency. Here’s a quick list of some of the most useful tips with some helpful links included.

Remember that most of these are a practice. You’re not expected to master them overnight. But go ahead and pick out one or two - or fourteen! - to try.

1. Accept what...
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2 Keys to Free Yourself from the Paralysis of Analysis

You're trapped.

You're stuck inside your head with the same thoughts going around and around and around:

"Why do I feel this way?"

"There must be something really wrong with me."

"I don't have the energy to deal with things which means I won't be able to work which means I won't be able to support me or my family."

"This is awful."

"What am I doing or thinking that is making me feel this way?...
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Perspective

4 Ways to Shrink the Power of Negative Emotions

“I get up to that start line and my heart is pounding so hard I think I’m going to have a heart attack,” Andrea tells me. “I can barely remember the course or what I’m supposed to do out there.”

Andrea, my partner, loves to do agility sports with her dog, Georgia. But she experiences competition anxiety like many people do. It tends to interfere with her ability to run the...
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10 Tips to Bounce Back from Grief

1. Realize that everyone bounces back differently.

Some people literally do bounce back after the loss of a loved one. And this doesn’t mean they didn’t love the person any more than someone who is in the throes of painful grief for a long time.

Everyone has a different reaction to death. So, if you’re one of those people who bounce back fairly quickly, that’s okay. And if you’re one of those people who...
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