Tag Archives: Mental Health

Poster Coach: Stress Test

If you can laugh at this poster coach, your stress is at a reasonable level.

10 signs

If you can’t laugh a bit, that is a sure sign you are too stressed.  Try our four Easy Emotional Exercises for some quick relief.

Stay strong

If the stress is ongoing and interfere’s with your ability to do what needs doing as well as the ability to laugh, think about seeking  therapy. Life can be better.

See  EFIT’s Therapy. Coaching, and Self Help Pinterest Board.  for pins linking to useful information about the various kinds of help available for emotional stress and distress.

Thank you for all you do to Practice Kindness. Liking, commenting, or sharing any social media you find helpful is one way to be kind. It may seem like a little, however, doing a little matters a lot.

Katherine

Not inspired by a Wordpress  DAILY PROMPT

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How to be a Gotcha War Winner

I learned about Gotcha Wars as a foster parent caring for troubled teens.  Many were dedicated Gotcha Warriors.  Why? The cartoon says it all.

Sad feeling fact: bullying usually begins with feeling weak or bad about yourself.

Second sad feeling fact:  bullying feels powerful.

Final sad feeling fact: bullying feels particularly powerful when you can get the other to behave badly.

Stay STrong

The main strategy for winning any Gotcha War involves minimal or no response. The less you engage someone wanting to fight, the less likely a fight will happen.

Not engaging, however requires strong self soothing skills.  So here are two poster coaches that help you create calm when someone wants you to rev up and fight.

Directions for the One Minute Meditation, an #emotionalfitnessexercise.

Soft face poster

Both these exercises need a bit of practice in order to be effective. Don’t expect them to work in the midst of a Gotcha War if you haven’t learned and practiced them before hand.

Thank you for all you do to Practice Kindness. Liking, commenting, or sharing any social media you find helpful is one way to be kind. It may seem like a little, however, doing a little matters a lot.

Katherine

Thank you Kevin Spear  for the cartoon.

Inspired by a Wordpress  DAILY PROMPT  Showdown at Big Sky How do you handle conflict? Boldly and directly? Or, do you prefer a more subtle approach.  As noted above, Winning a Gotcha War demands a subtle approach.

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Procrastination Leads to Best Work

Procrastination is the art of remembering what matters.  Knowing what matters is a key aspect of #Emotional Intelligence.

Put off all you can as long as you can.  Worry not as what needs to get done, gets done.

Thank you collegeessayorganizer.com for this image

This quick EFTI post is based on this Daily Prompt:   What’s your most productive time of day? When do you do your best work?

I was heading into my fifties when I realized I needed a bit of time pressure to do my best work; procrastination worked in my favor. This Poster Coach now sums up my views on the subject. It is one of EFTI’s  free poster coaches.

Seven Reasons to Procrastinate.

STAY STRONG

If procrastination makes you fret and fume, you have two choices. Stop procrastinating or strengthen your self-soothing skills.  Learning the art of Sloganeering helps with that. So here is another free Poster Coach.

Procrastinate as long as you can and as often as you can.

Thank you for all you do to Practice Kindness. Liking, commenting, or sharing any social media you find helpful is doing a little but matters a lot.

Katherine

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Make my day; let me make you laugh.

Smiles boost #EmotionalIntelligence.  Making strangers smile or laugh is part of Practicing Kindness, one of my Daily Twelve Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises.

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Daily Prompt: Make Me Smile If you’re feeling blah, what is the one thing you do that you can count on to put a smile on your face?

EMOTIONAL FITNESS TIP

Become a comedian.

How to become a comedian

STAY STRONG

I can’t tell you how much I love shopping. Not for what I buy, mostly food or toys for the grands.  No, it is for the opportunity to josh or flirt with the humans operating the cash registers. Hate that technology has dwindled the number of people taking my money.

One of my favorite lines and usually in response to the  “Did you find everything you wanted?”  now required of most cashiers.

My “Get a laugh” response:  “No. (pause for effect)  I am still looking for the million dollars needed to keep up with the cost of living. Guess you haven’t found it either.”

Always gets a surprised look and a laugh that makes my day.

Katherine

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Todays is the How to Become a Comedian. 

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