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4 Step Thought Blocking or Thought Stopping Technique

4 Step Thought Blocking or Thought Stopping Technique 0

Do you ruminate about awful scenarios? or fixate on angry or anxious negative thoughts?

Fixating on negative thoughts or dwelling on awful scenarios can capitalize on your brainpower, ramp up your anxiety, drain your energy, and distort how you see yourself and the world and people around you. 

Learning the technique of Thought Blocking (AKA Thought Stopping) can help you stop negative, awfulizing, catastrophizing thoughts.

The Catastrophizing and Anxiety Connection

The Catastrophizing and Anxiety Connection 0

When you catastrophize (AKA awfulize), you dwell on a worse-than-worst-case scenario and get overwhelmed by a growing mushroom cloud of painful emotion.

That can ramp up your anxiety even though what you are anxious about isn't really happening. It can stress you out, shut down your ability to think clearly, and immobilize you.  

Click Read More to learn:

  • What is Catastrophizing?
  • The Catastrophizing-Anxiety Connection.
  • How to Stop Catastrophizing. 
10 Calming Affirmations to Reduce Anxiety Naturally

10 Calming Affirmations to Reduce Anxiety Naturally 0

Anxiety can sap your energy and distract your mind. It can get in the way of your health and happiness. 

Positive affirmation statements can be used throughout your day to calm and relax your anxiety naturally, and cheer you on through challenges big and small. 

Click to read 10 affirmations that can help reduce your anxiety and decrease your stress. 

Self-Esteem Definition and How to Get Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem Definition and How to Get Self-Esteem 0

Self-esteem is about how you see yourself.

It has nothing to do with the mask you show to the world or how other people see you. It is an interior thing. It is how you feel about yourself. 

Healthy self-esteem is “I am lovable” and “I am capable of handling myself in my environment.”

When you don't feel lovable or capable, it's hard to feel good about yourself and it's hard to have strong self-esteem.

Getting healthy self-esteem is an inside job.

Click to learn:

  • The definition of self-esteem.
  • What healthy self-esteem is.
  • 5 ways to boost your self-esteem. 
The Perfectionism and Anxiety Link

The Perfectionism and Anxiety Link 0

Perfectionism creates anxiety. 

Not all people who have anxiety are perfectionists, but many people who are perfectionists have anxiety. Perfectionism is a tough taskmaster. The drive to be perfect and have everything around you be perfect is a ball and chain that holds you back and bogs you down. 

The truth is, you can’t be perfect. Other people can’t be perfect. Things can’t go perfectly. Perfectionists are chronically frustrated, disappointed, overwhelmed, and anxious.

Fish show link between anxiety relief and probiotics

Fish show link between anxiety relief and probiotics 0

Evidence that probiotics offer natural anxiety relief has come in a surprising way—a study about anxiety in fish.

A fascinating new study from the University of Missouri (MU) shows that fish anxiety levels are impacted by the bacteria in their gut. And there’s good reason to believe it’s the same for us humans.

Click to find out what the study tells us about anxiety and your gut.