34. Fake Fear. Stopping Anxiety Before it Starts.

Fake Fear Island

Recognizing fear before it starts has helped me stop worrying so much and lets me focus on what I really need to focus on. Learning to see the fear on the path ahead of you lets you turn away and not be taken for a ride.

A very powerful self-coaching technique that’s been vitally important to me in this incredibly turbulent year.

Stop Reacting to Fake Fear. Stopping Anxiety Before it Starts

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33. Managing Holiday Stress with a Simple Self-Coaching Tool

holiday stress with a piece of evergreenIt’s the holidays and with that comes a lot of stress for many of us. Listen and try this simple self-coaching tool to help coach yourself through stressful holiday gatherings and parties.

Wishing you all my best!

Managing Holiday Stress with a Simple Self-Coaching Tool

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32. Coaching Yourself to Just Relax

Fox teaching how to relax on a tree stumpWe all should learn how to relax — even just a little bit. We’re told to “just relax” all the time but what does it mean to actually do that? I share one of my favorite self-coaching techniques that I use to quickly calm and relax myself.

You can use this technique at any time to relax and calm yourself. It may not resolve the underlying issue but it will allow you to figure out next steps and where you need to take yourself. Wishing you all my best!

Relax. Just Relax.

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31. How to Start Feeling Happy

How to Start Feeling Happy pencil with the word HappySometimes we need to prime ourselves to start feeling happy. I’ve struggled with not feeling happy for most of my life. I’m not a naturally happy person but over the last few years I’ve learned to build myself up. Now almost every day I truly feel happy (and content!) and I even (most of the time) wear a smile throughout the day.

Learning to be happy wasn’t easy for me. So hard! It required daily… multiple times a day, focus and intent. Even now I have to pay attention to my mood states so I don’t slip but being happy is now SO MUCH EASIER!

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30. Building Resilience: Mental Energy vs Willpower.

Building Resilience. Mental Energy vs Willpower while looking at a tree on a cliff.Alen talks about the difference between Mental Energy and Willpower. Mental Energy gives us true resilience. Growing our awareness of our mental energy levels and learning how to expand our “battery” capacity bit-by-bit each day makes life flow so much better. Learn how Mental Energy helps us be happy longer and keeps us from falling into mental traps that hold us back.

Building Resilience: Mental Energy vs Willpower

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29. Q&A: Managing Eating Urges and Starting a Meditation Practice

Q&A: Eating Urges and Meditation in Block LetteringOur first Question and Answer Episode! Alen was asked and answers the following:

  • How does one get themselves out of that moment of a binge when you can either go one way or the other?
  • What types of meditation do you do and how did you get into meditating?

Managing Eating Urges and Starting a Meditation Practice

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28. Surrender, Acceptance and Handling Concerns

Acceptance and Surrender - Let Go!Using Stephen Covey’s Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence in¬†The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, Alen discusses the power of Surrender and Acceptance to manage and let go of concerns. A very powerful tool!

Surrender, Acceptance and Handling Concerns

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27. Gratefulness and Gratitude Self-Coaching

Useful gratefulness and gratitude self-coaching practicesHow Alen uses a daily gratefulness (or gratitude) exercise to feel better and open himself up. Another self-coaching podcast!

Useful Gratefulness and Gratitude Exercises

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26. Managing Anxious Thoughts: In, Hold and Let Go Self-Coaching

Manage Anxious Thoughts - In, Hold and Let GoAlen’s first self-coaching podcast. Focusing on how Alen manages anxious thoughts by using a simple breathing exercise of “In, Hold and Let Go.”

Managing Anxious Thoughts: “In, Hold and Let Go”

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25. Podcast of Alen’s Journey

Alen's Jouney - Walking in the SandReintroducing Alen Standish — just a guy who has finally started to understand who he is.

All about what’s gone on the last 9 months plus the new direction of the podcast!

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