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Journal EntryMeditation has a lasting effect on emotions
Need another reason to meditate? Integrating meditation into your daily routine may benefit how you process your emotions in the long term.
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Journal EntryProgressive Muscle Relaxation—A great total-body skill!
Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a way to relieve the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety—read on to learn how to relax!
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Journal EntryTake a deep breath and relax
All the added stresses of military life can leave your body’s muscles tight and sore. Deep breathing exercises can help release that excess physical tension.
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Journal Entry“Feeling Thermometer” for children
Children often have trouble expressing their feelings in words. The FOCUS program provides a tool to help them communicate how they feel.<br />
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Journal EntryThe results are in: 2011 Health Related Behaviors Survey
The results from the 2011 DoD Health Related Behaviors Survey show that active duty service members excel in many areas with regard to their health, but there is still room for improvement.
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Journal Entry Troff document“Amped up” the right amount to perform your best?
For some tasks, you can optimize your performance by being “amped up” just enough but not too much.
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Journal EntryKeep the happy in the holidays: Shift your thinking
Start this year’s holiday season by focusing on being happy. Shift your thinking to decrease stress.
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Journal EntryKeep the happy in the holidays: Experiment with expectations
Experiment with your expectations this holiday season and see how shifting your thinking can shift your experiences with your loved ones.
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Journal EntryKeep the happy in holidays: Make friends with what bugs you
This holiday season identify possible friction points with your friends and family ahead of time in order to deal with and avoid conflict.
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Journal Entry“Good” stress—Is there such a thing?
Sometimes stress can be helpful. When it is, it’s called “eustress.” Learn how to shift your view of stress.
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