Category: anxiety

How to Avoid Over-Thinking

1. When you feel bogged down and you can’t clear your mind, do something physical or get some exercise.

2. Set a time limit for your “thinking time” then make yourself move on to doing something else.

3. Interrupt the thinking process or distract yourself by diverting your attention onto something very different.

4. Stop discussing what concerns you with everyone you meet as you’ll just end up confused, and you won’t know what to do.

5. Accept that uncertainty is part of this life, and we don’t have all the facts, or know what’s further down the road.

6. Throw yourself into a project, a hobby or some work. That will force you to refocus on something else instead.

7. Let your mind go blank and just relax for a while. It will help you see more clearly when you start to think, next time.

You are not stupid. You are not ugly. You are …

You are not stupid.
You are not ugly.
You are not worthless.
You are not weak.
You are not a burden.
Your anxiety is lying to you.

Don’t be a victim of your own mind.

Don’t be a victim of your own mind.

My life isn’t good or bad. It’s an…

My life isn’t good or bad. It’s an incredible series of emotional and mental extremes with beautiful thunderstorms and stunning sunrises.

What consumes your mind controls your life.

What consumes your mind controls your life.

Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and …

Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.

7 Tips for Dealing with Feelings of Social Awk…

Almost everyone feels socially awkward at times. It’s partly generated by fearing we don’t know how to fit in with others, or meet social expectations. Tips to help with overcoming feeling socially awkward include

1. Recognize that most people feel that way at times – even if they hide it, and they look quite confident. So your feelings are quite normal (something many struggle with).

2. Pay attention to your selftalk. Don’t criticize yourself. Be kind and understanding, and gentle with yourself. Also, you need to be your own best friend – who there’s to say that you WON’T fail!

3. Try to locate the source of your feelings. Is it because you are in a new situation and don’t know what is expected of you? Is it because you’re naturally introverted and shy? Is it because you’ve been bullied or made fun of it the past? Is it because you feel you don’t belong, or haven’t been accepted by the people you are with?

4. Attack and address the source of those negative feelings. Especially work on accepting, valuing and thinking well of yourself. Also, making small talk, being friendly and chatting naturally are skills that you can work on, learn, and master over time.

5. Remind yourself these people are not your final judges!!! Also, there’s no need to feel inadequate, inferior, or ashamed.

6. Expect things to go well, and focus hard on being relaxed. Take slow deep breaths, and build a picture of picture yourself feeling confident.

7. Try to act relaxed and confident (regardless of your feelings) and you’ll find that you feel better, and less anxious and afraid.

7 Tips for Taking Care of your Mental Health

1. Take care of your physical health as this affects your mental health.

2. Take time-out and give yourself some space. You need to get away from the busyness.

3. Invest time in hobbies and doing things you love. These help you to switch off and get in touch with yourself.

4. Develop an attitude of gratitude as that can help remind you of some good things in your life.

5. If you can, do your best to stay in top of the mess as a tidy room can help you feel less stressed.

6. Have at least one friend you can turn to when you’re down, as we all need someone who we know is there for us,

7. Avoid toxic people who leave you feeling bad. You have a right to establish healthy boundaries.

Sometimes the worst place you can be is in you…

Sometimes the worst place you can be is in your own head.

You can only grow if you are willing to feel a…

You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.