Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cognitive Reframing and Stress Reduction

When faced with stress, effective coping skills are your way to staying above the fray.  Stress itself is not necessarily bad.  But an individual's perception and respond to a stressful event is very important.

General stress management techniques include: eating a balanced healthy diet; keeping physically, socially and intellectually active; taking prescribed medications as directed; getting adequate amounts of sleep; and resting if fatigued.  Strive for cardiovascular health.

Maintain a sense of humor and positive attitude.  Be aware of lifestyle habits that can negatively impact your physical and mental health.  Take advantage of cognitive and/or physical aids and strategies when needed.  Cognitive reframing can be one of the most effective stress management techniques available.

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Stress and MS: Cognitive Reframing and Stress Reduction

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