Stress can increase neuroendocrine hormones, particularly glucocorticoids and catecholamines but to some extent also prolactin, growth hormone and nerve growth factor. Research has shown through the action of these stress hormones, stress has detrimental effects on immune function.
Learn how to manage your stress.
Eat well. Move well. Think well.
A person’s interpretation of their inability or lack of options to effectively handle the situation that results in stress.
We can learn how to self-monitor maladaptive thoughts, images, feelings, and behaviors in order to facilitate adaptive appraisals.
Worrisome thoughts consume the limited attentional resources of working memory, which are therefore less available for concurrent task processing” (Eysenck et al., 2007, p. 337). Consequently, task-irrelevant thoughts such as fear of failure increase the chances of inefficient and ineffective performance. Bottom line is PRACTICE thinking well everyday!
We can also learn during this time how to problem solve (that is, problem definition, consequence, anticipation, decision making, and feedback evaluation)
What Rebbe Nachman says about thinking Thoughts can literally create reality and take on a life of their own. You are where your thoughts are—you live in your head, your consciousness (Likutey Eitzos).
A person’s thoughts are in their power—completely. Negative thoughts and feelings are almost always HABIT. (Likutey Moharan 50).
A person’s entire destiny, for good or not good, depends on the thoughts in their heart. Good thoughts are the yetzer tov, bad thoughts are the yetzer hara. (Likutey Moharan 49).
The Rebbe tells us: It’s impossible for a person to think two thoughts at once. (Likutey Moharan 233, which “happens to be” today’s Kitzur LM reading for Rosh Chodesh Tammuz.)
For example on thinking well..
Picking a verse in Psalms that uplifts us is a good way to think well! For example saying and thinking about something such as “HaShem is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble” (Psalm 9:9) ... “Those who seek HaShem lack no good thing.” (Psalms 34:10)
Today we have options. Today we have the ability. Together we will get through this!
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