Surviving, and Enjoying, Social Events

Surviving, and Enjoying, Social Events

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When it comes to parties and social gatherings, here's the secret: Everyone is worried about themselves. In general, most people feel a degree of self-consciousness during social events. Even extroverted social butterflies can feel stress before large gatherings! The stress is heightened for people with anxiety. Social events can be unpredictable, with the capacity to bring about the unknown and unexpected. The fear of the unknown, and the increased sensory stimulation, lead people with anxiety to focus inward on themselves.  “What if everyone is looking at me?” "What if I say something wrong?" Those questions are familiar to anyone who...

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Set a New Year’s Evolution

Set a New Year’s Evolution

The start of a new year can feel exciting and full of opportunity for some people. However, for someone struggling with anxiety, the new year can be daunting.   A New Year's resolution provides us with a way to jump-start the new year. Resolutions give us a topic to write into our stories, filling the blank slate of the unknown. Those promises we make at the start of the year is a way to reflect on what we would like to improve in ourselves.  Resolutions inspire insightfulness and self-reflection. However, for someone with anxiety, the pressure of a resolution can feel...

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Coping with Holiday Anxiety

Coping with Holiday Anxiety

Posted by Adi Wallach on

“Are you ready for the holidays?”  It's meant as a polite conversation starter, but for some people, that question can spark dread. For someone with anxiety the holidays are about survival rather than goodwill and enjoying the company of others. The holidays bring a bit of disruption to the table. The decorations, events, people,  presents, and planning can become overwhelming. It's enough to make anyone want to lie in bed until the new year rolls in.  How To Cope with Holiday Anxiety As tempting as it can be, hibernating until the holidays are over is not an option. However, learning...

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The Vicious Cycle of Anxiety and How to Break It

The Vicious Cycle of Anxiety and How to Break It

Everyone feels stress and anxiety from time to time. It helps us overcome daily struggles and pushes us to improve ourselves. However, there are times when the brain misjudges the need for anxiety, and it can cause problems instead. In these cases, anxiety can become disruptive and become a disorder. Anxiety is Common If you are experiencing anxiety, know that it's common, and you're not alone. According to the National Institute of Health, anxiety disorders are the most common forms of mental illness in the US. About 1 in 5 adults are affected each year. For children and adolescents, about...

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How to Engage Your Subconscious to Achieve Your Goals

How to Engage Your Subconscious to Achieve Your Goals

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Did you know that your choice of words can affect your productivity and your stress levels? There are things in our to-do list that we always succeed on doing (for example, taking our dog for a walk, buying present for a birthday party) but there are some things that stay on our to-do list forever. What makes the difference between the things that we are always doing and those that we never find the time/energy to do?  Right there is the key – in many cases, the words you choose when you talk to yourself can determine your ability to...

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