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SP5 Dennis Loberger
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I have 2 things I remember that I developed a long time ago when I was in high school. One, I remind myself that I should worry only about those things that are going to appear on my tombstone. Two, concern mobilizes, worry paralyzes.
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I can totally relate to your approach! I've found that focusing on what truly matters and letting go of the rest helps keep the stress at bay. Recently, I stumbled upon depression essay examples at https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/depression/ that touched upon similar themes. The writer highlighted how managing stress plays a crucial role in combating depression. It's fascinating how our mindset can impact our mental health. Speaking of which, your point about concern mobilizing while worry paralyzes is spot on. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!
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CSM William Everroad
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(Join to see), I used to do what improved my stress levels in the short term, usually poor habits: drinking, partying, binge watching movies or TV, toxic relationships, etc. I would initially feel better, but it would wear off as the cause of the stressors was not addressed.

Then I switched habits to stuff more constructive along with reframing techniques. I started working out, participating in team sports, self-development (reading more, education), mentoring, and focusing on improving my most important relationships and my career development.

Much of this can be learned and the Army has invested a lot of resources in equipping Soldiers with the tools to manage stress in everyday life, not just in combat. Resilience techniques are very researched and can help manage and mitigate stressors.

The tools you can use to handle stress vary based on what the stressor is. Sometimes simple reframing can help for workplace irritants others it takes counseling and peer assistance for traumatic events that have lingering stress attributes.
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MSgt Dale Johnson
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Humor and Sarcasm works for me but eventually you have to deal with the stressor. I've learned not to kick or strangle people though, the Law looks harshly on that.
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GySgt Jack Wallace
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Yes Top as we both know the Law does!
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