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Morning Anxiety Causes: Why You Feel Them and What to Do

Morning Anxiety Causes: Why You Feel Them and What to Do

Do you wonder what causes your morning anxiety? Discover some causes of morning anxiety and what you can do about it at HealthyPlace. Click for tips to combat the causes of morning anxiety and to sleep better too.

If you’ve ever wondered about the cause of your morning anxiety, you’re definitely not alone. I had only guessed at the reasons I feel anxious when I get up in the wee hours of the morning. But recently, someone asked me for insight into why she feels anxious in the morning going to her workouts. I did a little digging and I want to share some factors that may cause morning anxiety.

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Anticipatory Anxiety–What It Is, Why You Get It, How to Cope

Anticipatory Anxiety–What It Is, Why You Get It, How to Cope

Anticipatory anxiety happens before you do something that you think will make you panicky. Learn about anticipatory anxiety at HealthyPlace--what it is, why it happens, and how to cope--before you panic over something that hasn't happened yet . . . again.

What is anticipatory anxiety? If you’re struggling with anxiety over the anticipation of an upcoming situation, you’re experiencing anticipatory anxiety and you’re not alone. Most of us face anxiety about future events at some point or another. Sometimes it’s mild and other times it may feel downright debilitating. I’ll share with you some key steps I take to cope with anticipatory anxiety.

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Sensory Overload Anxiety: Coping for Highly Sensitive People

Sensory Overload Anxiety: Coping for Highly Sensitive People

Sensory overload anxiety can ruin a day for highly sensitive people, especially those with anxiety disorders. Learn how to deal with it on HealthyPlace and don't let it ruin another moment.

Sensory overload anxiety can be a real problem for highly sensitive people (HSP). While not all highly sensitive people face intense anxiety, it’s common for highly sensitive people to experience sensory overload anxiety from common, everyday occurrences. But with the right anxiety coping skills, we can better prepare and cope with the challenges of living as a highly sensitive person with anxiety.

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An Anxiety Relief Exercise That Uses Your Body as Resource

An Anxiety Relief Exercise That Uses Your Body as Resource

Anxiety relief exercises focus on getting rid of your tension. This anxiety relief exercise uses your body as a resource of calm, not nervous energy. Try it.

Anxiety relief exercises often draw your attention to the anxiety itself. But this one uses your body as a resource to calm anxiety (Ignore Anxiety–Pay Attention to What Anxiety Is Not). Your body is one of the most important resources you can use to treat anxiety. What does it really mean to use the body as a resource? Learn more and try this anxiety relief exercise.

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Use Mindful Eating to Reduce Anxiety

Use Mindful Eating to Reduce Anxiety

Mindful eating is one of the simplest ways we can reduce anxiety. Daily mealtime is the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness tools that can ease anxiety.

Mindful eating habits are one of the simplest ways we can reduce anxiety. Food is one of the most fundamental ways we nourish our physical and mental health. But it’s not just what we eat, but how we prepare and consume our food. Given that we eat daily, mealtime is the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness tools that can help ease anxiety.

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How Online Therapy for Anxiety Can Help You

How Online Therapy for Anxiety Can Help You

Online therapy for anxiety disorders can be very effective, despite the myths. Discover why online therapy for anxiety treatment may be especially effective.

Online therapy for anxiety can help relieve the stress of searching for a therapist. When you’re in an anxious state, finding a good therapist can feel daunting. If you find someone, it may take weeks for an appointment. Many are turning towards the convenience of online therapy. And for people with anxiety, there are particular aspects of online therapy that can be helpful.

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How to Prevent Anxiety with Self-Care in the New Year

How to Prevent Anxiety with Self-Care in the New Year

Prevent anxiety with self-care that honors who you are. You can feel less anxious using these self-care tips to treat and prevent anxiety in the new year.

If you want to prevent anxiety as we enter the new year, better self-care may be on your list of resolutions. But how quickly do we veer off course when we set lofty expectations for ourselves? I’d like to offer some tips to help you build a self-care practice to prevent anxiety without exacerbating it in the process.

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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Reduces Anxiety

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Reduces Anxiety

Rational emotive behavior therapy can help correct irrational thoughts that lead to anxiety. What are your irrational thoughts? Try this REBT exercise.

I recently attended a rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) training and I began thinking more about using it to reduce my own anxiety. Rational emotive behavior therapy, the first form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), was developed by Albert Ellis in the 1950s. The REBT approach encourages us to dispute irrational thinking to develop healthy emotional self-regulation.

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What to Do When Anxiety Affects Concentration

What to Do When Anxiety Affects Concentration

Is anxiety affecting your concentration? The inability to concentrate is a challenging anxiety symptom that affects many. Here are some ideas to get past it.

Is anxiety affecting your concentration? If you suffer from anxiety, you likely know that a common anxiety symptom is difficulty in concentration. Anxiety can send us into a true tailspin of disruptive and irrational thinking that can affect our ability to focus.

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Cognitive Restructuring: A CBT Technique for Social Anxiety

Cognitive Restructuring: A CBT Technique for Social Anxiety

Cognitive restructuring is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique to help you reduce social anxiety. Try this cognitive restructuring exercise for yourself.

Limiting beliefs and thoughts are often at the root of social anxiety. If we trust these limiting beliefs, we give our thoughts undue power. Cognitive restructuring is one technique used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat social anxiety.

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