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How can changing your thoughts help you manage stress?

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Practice having healthy thoughts: What you think, how you think, and what you expect out of situations can affect how you feel. You can learn to change stressful thinking. One common mistake is to focus on the way things "should" be. (Example: "I should be more productive around the house.") Another mistake is to make broad statements based on one small fact. (Example: "I'm failing at my job because I had one food splurge.”)

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association.

CDC.

Harvard Health Publications.

HealthyPeople.gov.

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.

University Health Center, University of Georgia.

Scripps Health.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association.

CDC.

Harvard Health Publications.

HealthyPeople.gov.

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.

University Health Center, University of Georgia.

Scripps Health.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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