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How to stop overthinking everything

overthinking

If you’re anything like me, and many others for that matter, you tend to overthink. It’s amazing just how much time we spend ‘up in our heads’ rather than living our lives mindfully. Have you ever driven to work and then wondered how you got there? if that’s the case – it’s because you were lost in your thoughts. It’s …

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5 Ways To Manage Your Anxiety Effectively

Anxiety and its related disorders are one of the most common mental health issues in the UK. Anxiety attacks can happen at any time, especially during stressful situations such as a crowded space. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can effectively manage anxiety yourself before seeking professional support.  Attending support groups  Simply putting how you’re feeling into words …

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Emotional survival tips for life

We can all use survival tips for life. I have found that there are times when life feels completely overwhelming. All hope is lost and everything seems bleak. I guess it’s just a part of life but it still sucks…BIG time. Whenever I go through tough times I try to use all my experience and mental health knowledge to try …

self doubt

Everyone without exception experiences this

Everyone without exception experiences this. That experience is self doubt. I have dealt with clients from all walks of life and I have yet to meet someone who can say that they have never experienced self doubt. We all experience uncertainty throughout life and often, we are facing situations for the first time. In fact, I would be more concerned …

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Strategies for worry

  Strategies for worry We all worry too much and strategies for worry can be a useful ‘tool’ to help you navigate life a little better. Always remember that thoughts aren’t facts and get into the habit of regularly challenging your thinking – you may be way off the mark and upsetting yourself unnecessarily. Notice the worrisome thoughts and try …

How to challenge worry

  How to challenge worry Worrying is a waste of time- it expends mental energy but doesn’t solve anything. Solution focused worry is the best type of worry but most worry is made up of random ‘nonsense’ thoughts that destroy the current moment by sucking the happiness out. So we spend our lives worrying about things that might never happen …

Why you need to stop worrying

  Why you need to stop worrying Worry seems to be an inherent part of life. When I worked at the probation service, we had a questionnaire that every new client had to complete. One of the questions was “I worry too much” and I never came across one person that did not answer “yes” to this question. So why …

5 Things You Could Stop Worrying About

5 Things You Could Stop Worrying About I like to think of worrying as unnecessary mental torture. We experience something like 50 000 thoughts per day (some estimate the figure as much higher – around 80 000 thoughts per day) and up to 80% of these thoughts are just random thoughts that do not have a particular purpose, other than …