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  1. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What does it mean to be grateful? Gratitude is saying "thank you." But it's more than a thank-you to a friend for a favor or gift. Gratitude is saying thanks for everything that is important to you and good in your life. You are thankful for a gift,but you're also thankful to watch a sunset,do well at a sport,or to be alive. You see your life and your experiences as a gift. Gratitude is ...

  2. Dealing With Negative Thoughts - Topic Overview

    What exactly is a negative thought? Suppose a coworker or a grocery store clerk suddenly gave you a mean look. How would you react? Would you just let it slide off you,like water off a duck? Or would you take it personally and feel bad about yourself,or even get angry about it? If you turn small things into big things that bother you for days,weeks,or even longer,you’re having negative ...

  3. Building Resilience - Topic Overview

    What is resilience? Resilience is an "inner strength" that helps you bounce back after stressful situations. When you are resilient,you may recover more quickly from setbacks or difficult changes,including illness. Developing resilience begins with simple actions or thoughts that you practice,such as planning for what you'll do next and learning to accept change. Being resilient doesn't ...

  4. Social Connections - Topic Overview

    What are social connections? Social connections are the relationships you have with the people around you. They may be close,like family,friends,and coworkers,or more distant,like people you know casually. They can be as close as next door or so far away that you only connect with them by telephone or through the Internet. Your network of relationships may be big or small. One or two ...

  5. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What is optimism? Optimism is a hopeful,positive outlook on the future,yourself,and the world around you. It is a key part of resilience,the inner strength that helps you get through tough times. By definition,optimism helps you see,feel,and think positively. But it has extra benefits you might not know about-optimism helps keep up your physical health too. 1 You don’t have to be a ...

  6. Good-Health Attitude - Topic Overview

    Good health requires a positive attitude. It's up to you to decide to make the most of things when you are faced with health challenges. This attitude-a good-health mind-set-doesn't just happen. It takes work,every day. The following tips will help you enjoy a "good-health attitude": 1 Focus on your abilities instead of your disabilities. Focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses. ...

  7. Belly-Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing) - Topic Overview

    Belly-breathing fills your lungs fully,slows your breathing rate,and helps you relax. Place one hand on your belly just below the ribs and the other hand on your chest. You can do this while standing,but it may be more comfortable while you are lying on the floor with your knees bent. Take a deep breath through your nose. As you inhale,let your belly push your hand out. Keep your chest ...

  8. Health & Balance: Exercise to Relieve Stress

    Read more about exercise and stress.

  9. Stress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body

    Guide to stress management.

  10. Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve tension.

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