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Mental fitness—including toughness and resilience—contributes to the overall goal of optimum performance. If you can't find the answer to your Mind Tactics question in our resources, click the button below.

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Mind Tactics Resources

Mental Resilience

Exercise your mind to give you the edge you need for optimal performance.

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Mind-Body Skills

Peak mental performance can occur when the connection between the mind and the body is strengthened and optimized.

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Sleep Optimization

This section provides tips on how to get the Zs you need for optimal performance.

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Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Knowing when you need to stop and assess your mental health is a valuable skill.

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Stress Management

Everyone experiences stress. As we go through life, stress can ebb and flow depending on our experiences. Learn about stress and effective ways to manage it.

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Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs

Resources on tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, and their impact on performance.

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The little things do add up!
It’s easy to get consumed with the end result. Breaking things down into the smaller pieces can help. Learn more about setting different kinds of goals and why the little things really matter.
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Mind Tactics News

It’s never too late to quit
Are you a smoker, but you’re trying to quit? Have you smoked for so long that you don’t see the point in quitting? Well new research has found that it’s never too late to kick an old habit.
Sleep loss can affect how you manage stress
Not getting enough sleep impacts key factors in your ability to manage stress.
Buyer beware! “Brain games” questioned
Many commercial “brain exercise” products claim to improve overall cognitive performance, but a large study shows this may not be the case.
Learn about the Navy’s CREDO program for resilience
Learn about CREDO—a Navy chaplain program geared towards building individual, relationship, and family resilience.
Namaste: Using yoga to manage PTSD and TBI symptoms
Wounded warriors are using yoga as a way to manage stress and other symptoms involved with PTSD and TBI.

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