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Journal EntryLearning mental toughness through Army training
Can mental toughness be taught? Time magazine interviewed Dr. Martin Seligman on how the Army plans to do it.
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Journal EntryPerformance Quote: No garbage in
“Garbage in, garbage out.” - George Fuechsel, IBM programmer and instructor
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Journal EntryIf you’ve ever choked under pressure, read on.
Emerging research suggests that activating the right side of your brain may decrease likelihood of choking under pressure.
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Journal EntryBreathe out stress; breathe in relaxation or energy
Check out HPRC’s instructional videos on breathing tactics you can use to relax or energize you mind and body!
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Journal EntryDon’t worry—write your stress away
Instead of worrying, try writing down your concerns to reduce your stress.
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Journal EntryOperation Bushmaster
Operation Bushmaster, a field training exercise for medical students, reminds us that both physical and mental performance are key aspects of success for military healthcare practitioners.
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Journal EntryTraining Warfighters for optimal mental performance
Stress as part of combat preparation—can you take the heat?
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Journal Entry C headerHow you “stress out” affects your health
 How you react to stressful situations can impact your health in the long run.
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Journal EntryReframe your thoughts for peak performance
Interpreting things for the worse can really hold you back. Learn how to limit this habit so you can achieve optimum performance.
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Journal EntryDepression—Don’t tackle it alone
Depression isn’t just a lousy mood—it’s a serious illness that needs serious help. Check out some of the special resources for service members, whether it’s for you, a buddy, or a family member.
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