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How I Cope When Vivid Dreams Affect My Anxiety

How I Cope When Vivid Dreams Affect My Anxiety

Vivid dreams affect my anxiety the next day and anxiety can also create vivid dreams. Here's what I do to cope when vivid dreams affect my anxiety levels.Have you ever had a really vivid dream that affected your anxiety? Maybe you found yourself overanalyzing the dream the next day. Perhaps it was just a nice dream that you wish would exist in real life, or maybe it was a nightmare that increased anxiety. Whatever the case, vivid dreams can cause us to behave or think differently after we wake up. Read on to learn about how my vivid dreams affect my anxiety and what I am doing to cope.

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When Being a Pushover Becomes a Problem

When Being a Pushover Becomes a Problem

Being a pushover is a problem you can overcome. Here's a way that can help you stop being a pushover and take control of your life. I'm doing it - you can too.Being a pushover isn’t what I expected to happen when I refused to acknowledge my anxiety. But slowly I began to sink into a puddle, losing my spine. I felt like I was becoming the world’s biggest pushover because my ability to trust and express my opinions disappeared. Once I realized I was letting this happen, I started asking myself questions in an attempt to get better. Where did being a pushover start? How has it affected me? How can I stop being a pushover?

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How to Benefit from Distractions

How to Benefit from Distractions

You can benefit from distractions, but distractions can keep you from doing important things, too. Here's how to ensure distractions benefit you every time.You can benefit from distractions when life gets overwhelming and you just need a break. If you use distractions for a short time, they can help you become more productive. But what happens if you use them too often and without time restraints? Read on to learn about how to benefit from distractions by using them wisely and effectively.

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Setting Realistic Goals Benefits Your Mental Health

Setting Realistic Goals Benefits Your Mental Health

Setting realistic goals that benefit your mental health is hard if you struggle with anxiety and/or depression. Here are tips on how to make realistic goals.

Having realistic goals benefits your mental health, but many people with depression or other mental illnesses struggle to set goals. Read on to learn about how to make and keep goals that benefit your mental health even if you’re living with a mental illness.

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How to Cope When It’s Been a Bad Week

How to Cope When It’s Been a Bad Week

When it's been a bad week, you need to relax to avoid intense anxiety that lasts longer than the cause of it. Try some of these and make your week end better.

How do you cope when it’s been a bad week? Some people can shrug it all off, but if you are anything like me you can’t. Coping strategies for when it’s been a bad week can help prevent intense anxiety as time goes on.

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Coping with Anxiety in the Shadow of Tragedy

Coping with Anxiety in the Shadow of Tragedy

Anxiety after a tragedy is common. When a terrible event shakes the world around you, try these coping techniques for anxiety after tragedy. You aren't alone.Coping with anxiety after a tragedy can feel impossible. When something terrible happens, we are faced with so much to process. Suddenly, it can feel as if the world is dark and scary. With the help of coping techniques, handling anxiety after a tragedy is easier.

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Mindfully Choosing Music for Playlists Improves My Mood

Mindfully Choosing Music for Playlists Improves My Mood

Mindfully choosing music for playlists improves the music's ability to help you cope with mental illness. Here how to mindfully choose music for playlists.Mindfully choosing music for playlists is my favorite coping mechanism to relieve anxiety and depression, and listening to the music and lyrics later improves my mood. Some lyrics give us a sense of hope that life will get better; others help us find comfort in knowing that we are not alone. Choosing music for playlists mindfully positively impacts my mood. Here’s how making playlists helps me cope.

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What Does It Mean for Depression to Get Better?

What Does It Mean for Depression to Get Better?

How do you know that your depression is getting better? The signs that my depression was getting better are clear now. Do you recognize them in your recovery?

One of the most important things I’ve learned is that depression gets better, but recovering from mental illness is also a work in progress. I’m constantly getting better and then moving backward. It may be a cliche, but there is truth to the idea that mental illness recovery is a journey rather than a race. But in that journey, depression can get better.

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Adoption Affected My Mental Health, Ultimately Benefiting It

Adoption Affected My Mental Health, Ultimately Benefiting It

Adoption affected my mental health since I found out I was adopted at 5. Ultimately, adoption affected my mental health positively, but there were dark times.

Adoption affected my mental health through the years, but it also caused some problems. For one, not knowing your biological parents can make self-discovery very confusing, as you have a lot of questions about where you came from and who would have raised you. Here’s my story about how adoption affected my mental health throughout my childhood and how my perspective on myself and my life have changed.

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How to Cope with Anxiety When You Don’t Have Control

How to Cope with Anxiety When You Don’t Have Control

When you don't have control over something, anxiety can quickly rise. Even so, you can cope when you don't have control. See these tips to control anxiety.A large part of my experience with anxiety has been linked knowing I don’t have control and my fear of instability. While I know that I can’t control everything, these coping techniques for both rational and irrational fears have helped me avoid anxiety. The one thing therapy taught me is that I can cope with anxiety even if I don’t have control.

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