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 […]

How to Stop Enabling

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How to Stop Enabling

  Enabling is doing something for someone that they can reasonably do for themselves. Originally, enabling referred specifically to doing something for an alcoholic or addict (such as loaning him money, excusing his aggression, or driving him to work because he got a DUI) to help him avoid the consequences of his addiction. But enabling […]

5 Perfectionist Traits that Are Holding You Back

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5 Perfectionist Traits that are holding you back

  Perfectionism can create more problems than it solves. Do you have any of these perfectionist traits – overthinking, overworking, criticizing, procrastinating, or being inflexible? If you do (and many of us do!), you know that perfectionism can be more of a hindrance than a help. On the surface, perfectionism seems like a good trait […]

Insomnia In Times of Stress, Uncertainty, and COVID-19

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Insomnia In Times of Stress, Uncertainty, and COVID-19

  Are you experiencing insomnia due to COVID-19? How have you been sleeping? Are you having trouble sleeping or experiencing insomnia due to COVID-19 and the stress and uncertainty associated with the coronavirus outbreak? I’m fortunate that I don’t suffer from insomnia very often. But even I’ve been waking up in the middle of the […]

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 […]

Are You Stuck in the Codependency Maze?

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Are you stuck in the codependency maze? Find solutions in self-help codependency recovery book.

  Are you drawn to people with serious problems, who tend to “under function”? Do you feel lonely in your relationships? Do you feel like no one listens to you or no one cares about you? Are you tired of having the same arguments over and over again? Do you feel invisible or insignificant? Do […]

Can Journaling Improve Mental Health?

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Can Journaling Improve Mental Health?

  Can journaling improve mental health? Journals aren’t just for teenagers trying to hide their private thoughts from their parents’ prying eyes. Journaling is a helpful therapeutic tool. It’s not going replace mental health treatment from a qualified professional, but it can be a useful addition or way to accelerate your healing.   What is journaling? […]

Reduce Anxiety by Grounding Yourself

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How to Reduce Anxiety by Grounding Yourself

What is anxiety? Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States. Even if you don’t meet the clinical criteria for an anxiety disorder, I’m sure you’ve experienced some of the hallmark symptoms from time to time: uncontrollable worry trouble concentrating insomnia rumination or obsessive thoughts muscle tension stomach aches, […]