Managing Anxiety When You’re a People-Pleaser and Perfectionist

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managing anxiety when you're a people-pleaser and perfectionist

For years, I was a people-pleaser, perfectionist, and never felt good enough. I focused on making others happy, avoiding failure and criticism, and constantly tried to prove my worth. I was also riddled with anxiety. Perhaps you can relate. In this article, we’ll explore the connection between anxiety, people-pleasing, and perfectionism. And I’ll offer some […]

Affirmations for Stress and Anxiety

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Affirmations for stress and anxiety

  Stress is an inevitable part of life. We all feel overwhelmed, confused, and anxious at times. And there are many effective and healthy ways to cope with stress, including releasing physical tension (such as through exercise or a hot bath) and reducing obsessive worries and negative thoughts (such as through cognitive behavioral therapy). Using […]

Feel Your Feelings and Let Them Go

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Feel your feelings

  Do you try to avoid your feelings – especially your “negative feelings”? Are your feelings overwhelming? Do you regularly numb out with food, alcohol, or technology to avoid your feelings? Are you trapped by negative feelings that you can’t seem to shake? Or do you frequently feel numb or nothing? Feelings can certainly be […]

A Therapist’s Guide to Stop Overthinking

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A Therapist's Guide to Stop Overthinking and Worrying #anxiety #worry #overthinking

What is overthinking? Do you spend countless hours rehashing mistakes you made? Do you worry about what others think of you? Do you struggle to make decisions — and get caught up in excessive researching in an effort to make the right decision? This is overthinking — a form of uncontrollable worry or rumination. It […]