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planning and choose the time to do this wisely in order to decrease your frustration.Fill in the formexplaining what you did and how you felt during the 24 hours. Reflect.D.Explore your Coping Strategies. Our lives are stressful and it is important to understand ourselves so wecan manage stress wisely. Think about what stresses you and record3coping strategies that youcurrently practice.Not all of your current coping strategies may be healthy or particularly helpful. Sorecord how effective you think these strategies are. Develop3new healthy coping strategies by choosing3different activitiesfrom the following list: (Refer to Chapter 3 of your text). Record your choices andhow effective they were.Breathing exercises. Take at least 3 minutes to onlypay attention to the inhale and exhale of yourbreath (set a timer). When your mind wanders, stop your thinking and refocus on the in & out ofyour breath, nice and deep. Then, try it for 5 minutes! Or joina meditation group.Take a class in Yoga/Pilates; Tai Chi; Chi GongYou may do a video or DVD for this activity.Get professional massageTake time for leisure/play activities- Spend (2)one hoursessions doing something you enjoy suchas drawing, reading, painting, playing cards, listening to music, or going to the movies, etc.Pet time- Spend (2)sessionsplaying with or petting your pet!Take a hot tub/steam room- Spend time in a hot tub or steam room to relax. At least once.Walking in nature.Take an hour-long walk alonein nature/beach withoutheadphones or otherdistractions. Go to a beach, park or wooded area. Use your 5 senses to immerse/interact with thenatural world. Breathe slowly and be mindful. Reflect on your experience5
Practice being present-oriented.Do you think mostly in the past, present or future? Happy peoplethink mostly in thepresent. They continually seek to see the beauty in the things around them, evenin the face of challenges. Being present means paying attention to your surroundings, your feelings,or your actions in that moment. Practice these activities to be more present. (Refer to Chapter 4 ofyour text)Eat a mindful meal.Complete a Mindful Meal alone or in silence. (Refer to Chapter 4 of your text)Counseling- Contact the University Counseling at Sindecuse Health Center or Center of Counselingand Psychological Services in Sangren Hall or any counselor of your choosing to schedule anappointment with a counselor to explore your coping strategies or to seek assistance with somethingthat has been bothering you. See the counselor for at leasttwosessions.Only choose this option ifyou feel it is appropriate!E.Keep a Gratitude and Random Acts of Kindness log. This part of the assignment has two parts:

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