Stopping the Relationship “Tug-of-war” The Game We have all heard of the childhood game of “Tug-of-war”. This is a test of strength, where each end of a single rope is pulled by opposing sides, both of which hope to gain control and take the rope from the other. The one who ends up with the …
Anxiety says worrying is necessary in order to keep track of all of the potential dangers and problems and catastrophes just lurking around the corner.
It is so important for you to be able to identify the burdens from past relationships that may be slowing down your rate of recovery.
People respond to stress in two basic but different ways: they’re either go-getters and stay-putters.
Schemas are lists of accumulated rules that organize, motivate, and validate our thoughts and actions. This can be helpful so that we don’t have to think everything through. However, not all schemas are accurate. For example, if someone moves the coffee pot and you try to go on automatic to where it used to be, you won’t find it.
Have you ever noticed how relaxed you can feel after you’ve done something physically strenuous? It’s possible to relive a little of this feeling by engaging in progressive muscle relaxation.
When people are burdened by fear, worry and anxiety, they struggle to live productive, happy lives. These same feelings propel them headlong into excessities.
Often, it’s only when our eyes have been washed clear with buckets of tears that we will ever get a handle on the larger vision for ourselves and our place in the world.
To help you determine your current level of stress, answer the following questions based on the past six months. Keep a tally of the number of points for each yes answer.
Stress is not the ideal environment to make the best decisions. Stress skews your priorities and downsizes goals. Desperate, you make short-term decisions that have long-term consequences.
To help you identify your patterns of worry and what activities or thoughts they are most associated with, you need to answer the following questions. Take your time to answer these questions and rally think about your answers.
Society places a great deal of value on not only what you do but also how well you do it. That’s a whole lot of pressure rolled up into a job.