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Proper Communication Methods Are Vital for Relationships

Proper Communication Methods Are Vital for Relationships

Proper communication methods change depending on what message you want to relay. Learn how verbal and written communication can be used to better relationships.

Using proper communication methods in relationships at work and home are important, but, for people with anxiety, communication can be very difficult. Many people either do not communicate enough or primarily choose to use one method–either verbal or written communication. However, both written words and verbal speech are very important to maintain relationships. If you struggle with proper communication methods, read on to learn about when to talk and when to write and how each can affect relationships.

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New Year Anxiety: Four Calming Thoughts for the New Year

New Year Anxiety: Four Calming Thoughts for the New Year

New year anxiety can cause serious problems when expectations run too high. Let go. Read these calming thoughts about new year anxiety and feel better today.

New year anxiety can be a problem when you’re thinking about the future. Beginning a new year can be very stressful. You’ll hit more milestones. You’ll experience triumphs and setbacks. So it’s understandable that the first month or so might shake some nerves. Here are some ways to cope with new year anxiety.

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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 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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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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Building Physical Confidence During Tough Times

Building Physical Confidence During Tough Times

Building physical confidence takes time and a routine that is filled with activities you enjoy. Read these tips to build physical confidence and self-esteem.

I’ve discovered that there is a strong correlation between my depression and anxiety and my physical confidence. It’s about more than loving the way I look. It’s about loving how strong I’ve become. I’ve taken steps to increase my physical confidence, which helps me feel so much better when things start to feel rough.

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Getting Older When You’re Not Where You Thought You’d Be

Getting Older When You’re Not Where You Thought You’d Be

Getting older, no matter how old you are, gets tougher when you're not where you thought you'd be in life. Feel better about getting older. Watch this video.

This year, as I stared at the candles on my birthday cake, I could not take my eyes off of the second digit that said I was getting older—seven. Wow, I thought. Twenty-seven. What Should I Have Done Already?. It amazes me how fast one birthday turns into the next. Twenty is so far away, and 30 is right around the corner.I’m getting old and I’m not where I thought I’d be.

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Three Step Anxiety Action Plan to Manage Anxious Times

Three Step Anxiety Action Plan to Manage Anxious Times

An anxiety action plan helps you manage your anxiety before it blows up bigger. My anxiety action plan helps me manage anxiety better. Read this for more.There are actionable steps in my anxiety action plan that you can take to manage your anxiety. All too often, I find myself in a position where I feel an unwarranted sense of worry, fear, or panic. Even when there is no pressing issue, I often find myself looking for ways to manage anxiety. This is the anxiety action plan I use to manage anxious times.

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