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3 ways to embrace and reduce stress

distress

  I find life very stressful these days. There seems to be less time to enjoy life and most of my time is spent rushing about trying to complete chores and ticking off items on my to-do list. I know I am not alone as many people I speak to seem to be sharing a similar experience. When did we …

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How to manage your intrusive thoughts

We all experience intrusive thoughts, but it’s not the intrusive thoughts themselves that cause you distress, rather it’s how you respond to those thoughts that allows them to influence you and have power over you. Imagine yourself standing on a street and all around you thoughts are floating lazily by. Some of the thoughts are your own, other thoughts are …

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Negative automatic thoughts

Did you know that you have negative automatic thoughts (NAT’s) every single day? We all do. Whether it’s chastising ourselves over being late, spilling our tea/coffee or just making an error in judgement, we all do it to a certain degree. Think about the long term effects of talking negatively to yourself. That continuous inner stream of negative self talk. …

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The curse of thought

  The curse of thought Your thoughts and beliefs have the power to create heaven or hell for you. The thoughts you choose to listen to and focus on influence the quality of your life. The curse of thought is something we all have to manage. Thoughts will continue to enter your mind, some invited and some uninvited. You can’t …

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4 Ways to challenge negative thinking

  4 Ways to challenge negative thinking We all have constant inner dialogue running through our minds. We pay attention to some of it, but other thoughts are so automatic that we don’t even realise that we think them. They occur on an unconscious level and can affect the way we see ourselves and the world. Our inner dialogue affects …

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Coping with social anxiety

  Coping with social anxiety Do you dread the idea of having to socialise? If you do, join the club! Many people get anxious in social situations, worrying that they will embarrass themselves somehow or not measure up to the people around them. Cognitive behavioural therapy works well for people with social anxiety as it looks at people’s fears as …

You can’t run away from yourself

    You can’t run away from yourself Our thinking styles follow us wherever we go. Many people lack self awareness of this and do not realise that they live their lives according to pre-existing beliefs. These beliefs have come from their parents, authority figures in their past as well as past experiences. When we lack awareness of our inner …

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Negative Self Talk

Negative Self Talk We all engage in negative self talk. The truth is – negative self talk serves no purpose other than to make you feel bad about yourself. Below is a list of common negative self talk statements that need to be stopped or at the very least, limited. Wear a rubber band around your wrist and when you …

Nine Ways to Conquer Negative Thinking

No one enjoys hearing negative comments from others, especially if there is no constructive value to them. So why put up with these comments when they come from yourself. Negative thinking makes you less attractive to the abundance around you and more attractive to all that you don’t want. You attract what you think about and focus on. The main …