Articles by Denise W. Anderson containing tools to help change your thoughts, feelings and actions:
How to Recognize and Change Distorted Thinking Patterns. Thoughts and actions are integrally connected. If thought patterns are irrational, then inappropriate actions will follow. Identification of thought patterns allows them to be changed.
Decrease Stress With a Change of Focus. Stress happens to everyone. Without it, we wouldn’t have the energy to move and do things. Stress becomes problematic when it causes physical symptoms. Changing our focus will decrease the stress.
Change Your Emotions With Visualization. We encourage our children to imagine, pretend, and use their minds to take them from place to place while they read. When we get to be adults, however, such things are considered to be juvenile. Unfortunately, it leaves us without one of the greatest tools available for changing how we feel.
Use Journaling to Change Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions. Journaling is a great way to change your thoughts, feelings, and actions. There are many ways to go about it, and using the computer opens up avenues not available elsewhere.
Everyone Needs a Support Group. Everyone needs someone to talk to. Having a strong support system is a great way to be emotionally healthy and keep self and other abuse out of our lives.
Having Issues? Use the Three R’s: Rethink, Relax, Refocus. Difficulties come to us from many different sources. Use this simple strategy to get your life back on track, no matter what you are dealing with.
Music, the Inspiration for Emotional Health. Music has the power to soothe and bless, to inspire and motivate. It is one of the most important tools we have in establishing and maintaining our emotional health.