Coping thoughts.

Often when we think of coping, we think of behaviors we can engage in (positive or negative) to get past the intense emotion or situation. Coping thoughts are also important tools to get through difficult times and difficult emotions. When a stressful situation occurs, our body heightens with arousal, and our thoughts can become negative … Continue reading Coping thoughts.

Stop mental time travel.

Check out these tips from mindful.org for bringing your mind into more present awareness. Using a cue to remind you to be present is a great tip. Attaching personal cues to any behavior you want to begin or change is helpful! Finding yourself in the present more than worrying about the past or future can help develop … Continue reading Stop mental time travel.

Physical health obesity-related concerns.

Finding the motivation to lose weight can be incredibly hard. Recently I noted some of the psychological concerns associated with obesity, and certainly these are motivating factors to want to lose weight. Unfortunately, those same psychological factors that make you want to lose weight can also get in the way of weight loss and make … Continue reading Physical health obesity-related concerns.

Create balanced goals.

Having long-term, short-term, and medium-term goals provides balance in what you are working toward, focusing on, and ensures you don’t only focus on immediate gratification, or put off any gratification until some future long-term date. Some people find themselves always waiting for that next thing for life to feel better. Others can enjoy life right … Continue reading Create balanced goals.