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Beat Old Anxiety Symptoms with New Anxiety Management Ideas

Beat Old Anxiety Symptoms with New Anxiety Management Ideas

When anxiety hangs on, it can be discouraging. Learn new anxiety management ideas to use when your old techniques no longer help with old anxiety symptoms.

Anxiety has a way of sticking around long past its welcome. Given that it’s rarely welcome in our lives, anxiety gets old quickly. Dealing with symptoms of anxiety day after day can be discouraging. When you’ve tried the same tactics but anxiety still hangs on, it might be time to switch your approach. Most likely, you’re well aware of the need to try new ways to reduce anxiety. So often with anxiety, we know what we need to do, but because anxiety takes control of our thoughts, emotions, and actions, we feel stuck. The list that follows contains ideas for managing old anxiety symptoms with new anxiety treatment ideas. 

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Do You Need Therapy for Anxiety? Decide Using this Checklist

Do You Need Therapy for Anxiety? Decide Using this Checklist

It can be hard to tell if you need therapy for anxiety. What's normal anxiety? When do you need anxiety therapy? Find out how to tell if you need therapy for anxiety at HealthyPlace. Don't wait for your anxiety to take you over. Read this.

If you’re asking yourself, “Do I need therapy for anxiety?”, this article will help you find an answer. Anxiety therapy can be extremely helpful in reducing anxiety and taking back the person you know you are and miss having around. As bad as anxiety can be, we often are unsure of whether or not we need therapy for anxiety. We wonder if we’re making too big of a deal out of things. Should we just keep trying to deal with anxiety symptoms by ourselves? Wondering when to enlist the help of a therapist is common. This checklist can be a useful tool in deciding whether you need therapy for anxiety or not.

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Are You Hard on Yourself? How to Stop Self-Critical Anxiety

Are You Hard on Yourself? How to Stop Self-Critical Anxiety

You're probably hard on yourself if you have anxiety. If thoughts about yourself make anxiety worse, your tendency to be hard on yourself needs to change. Visit HealthyPlace now and learn what to do when anxiety makes you hard on yourself.

Being hard on yourself is an unfortunate effect of anxiety. We blame ourselves for this and we chastise ourselves for that. We ruminate about the past and beat ourselves up with worry. We fear things that might happen in the future because we think we’re not good enough to handle this or that. Being so hard on yourself cannot only be an effect of anxiety, but it can also cause increased anxiety. Anxiety and self-hatred exacerbate each other so that it seems that we’re stuck in this awful place forever. In reality, you don’t have to always be so hard on yourself. There are ways to stop and to even start liking yourself.

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Five Anxiety-Reduction Techniques and Why I Love Them

Five Anxiety-Reduction Techniques and Why I Love Them

My favorite anxiety reduction techniques are those that empower people to take charge of their anxiety. Learn which anxiety reduction techniques do just that at HealthyPlace. Don't wait - these anxiety reduction techniques are some of the best around.

I’m frequently asked about my favorite anxiety-reduction techniques. On one hand, choosing approaches to overcoming anxiety is difficult because there are so many different tools and techniques. Also, each and every one of us is a distinct individual and our experience with anxiety is unique. That said, I do, indeed, have favorite anxiety-reduction techniques. Here’s a look at my favorites and why I love them.

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Five Anxiety Facts that Help You Understand Yourself

Five Anxiety Facts that Help You Understand Yourself

These five anxiety facts can help you understand anxiety and yourself - why you stumble over words or say too much and more. Visit HealthyPlace to get some clarity on anxiety symptoms and how they may affect your vision of yourself.

Anxiety facts can help with one of the most maddening things about anxiety. That is, anxiety makes you feel like you don’t understand yourself anymore. If your anxiety has lasted for a long time, you might feel that you’ve never fully understood yourself. You know you feel terrible: worried, fearful, stressed, and gripped by a cycle of rumination and overthinking. You’re pretty sure it’s anxiety, but you check and double check references to be sure because you wonder if it’s actually anxiety or something else. These five anxiety facts might help you understand yourself and your own anxiety.

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Head Injury and Anxiety Relationship Proven

Head Injury and Anxiety Relationship Proven

Head Injuries can cause anxiety. Those of us with TBI suspected as much, but now it's been proven. Learn the latest research about head injury and anxiety at HealthyPlace. Concussions do cause anxiety, and here's why.

Head injury and anxiety (and other mental health-related consequences like depression and posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) are related, and neuroscientists are increasingly understanding and able to explain why. What they are discovering is that concussions can cause new anxiety, and they can worsen existing anxiety. This relationship between head injury and anxiety is important.

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Control Anxiety Attacks and Panic Attacks Using This Checklist

Control Anxiety Attacks and Panic Attacks Using This Checklist

You can control anxiety attacks and panic attacks although they are overwhelming. Use this checklist on HealthyPlace to take back your control and free yourself from these horrible effects of anxiety.

You probably want to control anxiety attacks and panic attacks because they are frightening experiences that make anyone who has them feel out of control. Of course people feel out of control with anxiety attacks. They are all-consuming. It’s as if the world shrinks around us like cling wrap — squeezing, crushing, and suffocating us. And at the very same time, panic attacks make the world feel like it’s growing bigger and bigger so that there’s nothing to ground us, leaving us to spiral dizzyingly out of control. Is it even possible to control this terrible aspect of anxiety? Happily, there is. This checklist can be your guide to control anxiety attacks or panic attacks.

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Bowing Out–Goodbye, and Thank You

Bowing Out–Goodbye, and Thank You

Cheryl Slavin says goodbye to HealthyPlace to better care for herself and her anxiety disorders.Saying goodbye has never been easy for me. Usually, I would obsess over my decision to stop blogging on this website. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the time to devote to writing that I would like because of my full-time job and family responsibilities.

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Enjoy an Anxiety Free Day in Four Steps

Enjoy an Anxiety Free Day in Four Steps

Anxiety free days, or at least anxiety reduced days are entirely possible. Learn four steps to create the anxiety free day you want to have at HealthyPlace. It's easier than you think to have an anxiety free day.Wouldn’t you love an anxiety-free day? Is that even possible? While living fully free from anxiety isn’t humanly possible (or even desirable, as anxiety can be a positive force), we all do have the power to make our days less about anxiety and more about mental health and wellbeing. To borrow from solution-focused therapy, what would your day be like if anxiety weren’t a problem? What would you put in its place? How would you live and thrive today without anxiety in the way? Thinking about those answers, let’s create your anxiety-free day.

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Does Social Media Cause Anxiety or Help Anxiety?

Does Social Media Cause Anxiety or Help Anxiety?

Does social media cause anxiety or help reduce it? Learn why social media does (and doesn't) create anxiety for this anxiety sufferer at HealthyPlace. Does social media cause your anxiety? Join us for the discussion.

Does social media cause anxiety or not? Though social media is often seen as something that provokes anxiety, I find that social media platforms can be useful in alleviating my anxiety symptoms. I am anxious when I see disturbing news or opposing political views on my social media. But having an online support group for my anxiety disorders and my life, post-divorce, has been invaluable to me. For this and many other reasons, I find my social media to be a bit of a double-edged sword regarding anxiety management and knowing whether social media is causing anxiety.

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