Will 2015 Be a Year of Fewer Worries?

 

How to Win the War on Worry

by Noam Spencer PhD via Psychology Today Insight Therapy

Many of my clients struggle with chronic worry. They wake up worrying and stay up in bed at night worrying. They may solve a problem or gain some certainty on one issue, but then they move onto worrying about something else. My clients often report that the effort required to worry so consistently leaves them tired, not present in the current moment, and under-resourced for doing the things in their lives that are meaningful. Click through the link below for a good understanding of the "the worrying paradigm" and how to take back some of your life from the never-ending worry reel in your head. 

"Worry features in many people’s lives. In mild form, occasional worry may serve a helpful coping function, getting us to think and plan ahead. At higher volume and frequency, worry can become annoying and distracting, and may undermine our productivity, concentration, and mood. At extremely high levels, chronic worry can derail a person’s life."

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Are We Too Busy ?

 
 

No Time To Think

by Kate Murphy via NY Times Online

"One of the biggest complaints in modern society is being overscheduled, overcommitted and overextended. Ask people at a social gathering how they are and the stock answer is 'super busy,' 'crazy busy' or 'insanely busy.' Nobody is just 'fine' anymore."

"In 11 experiments involving more than 700 people, the majority of participants reported that they found it unpleasant to be alone in a room with their thoughts for just 6 to 15 minutes."

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Can Blogging Improve Mental Health?

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Blogging for Mental Health 

by Amy Novotney via APA Monitor on Psychology

"Blogging can help chip away at the stigma of mental illness, says Ali Mattu, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders." 

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