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Visualisation Tool: Scenario Exploration for Anxious Overthinkers

If you are an anxious overthinker, like me, then your mind is used to imagining the worst and thinking about every scenario. But what if I encouraged you to do this in a more focused and productive way? You're already an intelligent, creative person, because overthinking and imagination go hand-in-hand. Why not use this skill… Continue reading Visualisation Tool: Scenario Exploration for Anxious Overthinkers

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Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

I’ve never been diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder. I’ve only been diagnosed officially with social anxiety. But I feel like I’m scared of everything. Scared of life itself. Maybe it’s because life is social. So to have social anxiety means to be scared every time you leave your home, no matter what for... Here are… Continue reading Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

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The Dangers of Yearning (podcast)

We all yearn for things in life. The longing is what drives us forwards. This fantasy, this idea, it steals our attention and motivates us...or consumes us. What happens when the yearning takes over? When we believe more in the fantasy than reality? "Keep your feet on the ground as you daydream..." Click to play!… Continue reading The Dangers of Yearning (podcast)

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Fluctuations in Mood and Motivation (podcast)

We all experience fluctuations in our moods and our motivations, where one minute we feel good and productive, and the next we can't bring ourselves to do anything. I've felt high highs and low lows lately, feeling like I'm on a rollercoaster that I can't get off. Today, I'm discussing why our moods and motivation… Continue reading Fluctuations in Mood and Motivation (podcast)

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My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

I say "recovered" in this title not for whimsy or to make fun of people who recover from real illnesses or specific eating disorders. I use this word because I do literally feel like I've recovered. Like I went through a time of toxicity; that hurt me and held me back. In that time, I… Continue reading My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

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Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

Catastrophising is when you "view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

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Back to Basics: What to Do When Feeling Low

I find that when I'm feeling low within myself (either sad or anxious or just off), I tend to catastrophise. To think that I'm doomed, I can't possibly get past it, and I'll feel this way forever. I don't think I'm alone in this. Firstly, let me say this: there's a difference between depression and… Continue reading Back to Basics: What to Do When Feeling Low