Learn to Relax
December 9, 2006 10:22pm CST
Learn not to get bogged down by these irrational fears will also help you lower your stress levels. FILTERING:You had a great day at work and have completed your tasks ahead of the deadline, bnut you made a minor mistake at some point during the day.That evening, your focus will be only on your mistakes. Avoid doing this. PERSONALISING:When something bad happens, you automatically blame youself. For example,you hear that an evening out with friends is cancelled and you assume that the change in plans is because no one wanted you to be around. CATASTROPHISING:This happens when you always anticipate the worst, You refuse to go out with poeple in fear that you'll make a fool of yourself. Or one change in your daily routine leads you to think the day will be a disaser. This can be very stressful. POLARISING:You see things only as good or bad, or black and white. You feel that you have to be perfect or you're a total failure. This attitude impedes your adjustment levels and in turn increases stress levels.
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15 May 09
Good catchy words to remember. I agree though. And yes, we do not take our small mistakes and brood over them, let our fears take over our lives or live in extremes. But that also doesnt mean that we over trivialize things and never listen to our fears. Yes we dont let fears rule our lives, but.......... We listen, we think, we become cautious. That's what we do.