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27 Stressful Things You Tolerate Too Often

27 Stressful Things You Tolerate Too Often | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

In life, unnecessary tolerations can bleed you of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively.  You can’t live a happy, successful, fulfilling life when you’re spending all your energy tolerating things that shouldn’t be tolerated.  Sometimes you need to put your foot down.


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Life's Messy; Train Your Brain to Adapt

Life's Messy; Train Your Brain to Adapt | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Margaret Moore, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, answers all our burning questions about how to sift through the chaos of the digital age and organize our lives and minds.

 

Organization, she says, is not just about a cluttered desk. It’s about self-regulation, a skill that is developed by the pre-frontal cortex--the seat of executive function in the brain. The left pre-frontal cortex regulates your attention: it evaluates, judges, makes decisions. Modern life, with its barrage of incoming emails and phone calls and texts, taxes the pre-frontal cortex, inhibiting the brain’s ability to focus. Those who have naturally strong self-regulation can handle the overload—and those who don’t are left feeling guilty and out of control.

But the plasticity of the brain means we can all learn to be better focused and more organized.


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We need to learn and practice self-control and Mindfulness to overcome the barrage of distractions.

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Worry Less...Live More

Worry Less...Live More | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Imagine that you're floating away and viewing a stressful situation as a detached, outside observer, above the scene. From this larger viewpoint, ask yourself whether the situation is worth worrying about.

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Some research shows  worry predicts mental illness more than history of trauma or family history.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:09 AM

Some ideas from this Huff Post blogger to lessen anxiety and live life more fully:

 

(1) Change Your Perspective.  Is the situation worth your worry?

(2) Put Your Worries on Paper.  Slow down racing thoughts.

(3) Work Hard.  Completing tasks helps you feel more in control.

(4) Say No.  Start creating boundaries and protect your time.

(5) Set Priorities.  Understand better your realistic expectations.

(6) Postpone Worry.  Why worry now when you can worry tomorrow?

(7) Say "STOP".  And say it out loud!

(8) Imagine the Worst.  This helps you to find a realistic scenario.

(9) Rehearse Success.  Feel what it feels like to reach your goals.

(10) Focus on the External World.  Get out of your head.

 

 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:21 PM

There are 10 tips. My favorites are:

Say NO

Say STOP to those bad thoughts running through your head

Rehearse success. Love that one since so often we rehearse what is the worst thing that might happen due to fear.

Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:32 AM

Maybe Scarlett had a point after all...