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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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Pace your breathing to perform under stress
Want to perform well under stress? Don’t just take a deep breath…take some long exhales. Learn more about paced breathing and get some resources to hone the skill.
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Mind Tactics News

What is “Total Force Fitness”?
Do you know what “Total Force Fitness” is? It’s a Department of Defense model for building and maintaining health, wellness, and resilience.
The ABCs of stress
The ABCs of stress explain how much stress you feel and why. Learn how they can be turned into strategies for stress management.
Appreciate your spouse this month...and always
Write a “gratitude letter” this month to show your spouse you appreciate all he or she does.
How am I doing? Ask my computer…
Technology can help us be more aware of how we think and even how we feel. It is all still evolving, but these advances are promising for optimal Warfighter training and health.
“STOP” what you’re doing and read this…
Learn a quick “STOP” technique to help you make better decisions under pressure.

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