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What Does It Mean To Live In The Moment?

...what can we do to bring ourselves back to the present? It starts with being mindful. The first step is to actually recognize that your mind has wandered back into the past or forwards into the future. Once you’ve caught yourself, make a conscious effort to bring your attention back to what you are doing. Set aside a task each day where you aim to ‘live in the moment’. Here are some examples – but you can really do anything mindfully. Mindful...

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6 Tips To Help You Stop Procrastinating

...uture tasks to avoid feeling frustrated that you can’t keep up with your plan. If a task feels impossible, break it down into smaller, manageable steps. If a task is so large that you feel you will never complete it, set yourself time goals – for example, working on the task for 30 minutes, 1 hour, or 2 hours then having a break. Tip #4: Plan Ahead Use a diary or a weekly desk planner to spread out tasks over the week. You can also break down...

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4 Tips To Help You Win Back Control Of Your Eating

...tick to. You feel guilty that you’ve eaten foods you said you wouldn’t, disgusted with yourself that you’ve eating more than you wanted to, and ashamed you’ve failed yet again. The more rules you break, the more you beat yourself up, the harder it is to get back on track. It’s ironic really, but the harder you try to control your diet the more out of control you actually become. So what’s the answer? How do you actually get ...

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How Can I Get My Child To Talk?

...that seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of. Discuss seeking help with your child in terms of learning or getting education about understanding their feelings and how to manage them more effectively. Dr. Emma Boles is a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with children, young people, families, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, perfectionism, and other life issues....

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Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One

...counsellor or psychologist. It may provide you with comfort and allow you to tell your story over and over without worrying that you’re ‘wearing down’ your family and friends. It may also be valuable to take time-out for yourself to grieve and receive support. Julia is an empathic and compassionate clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based treatments to help her clients create meaningful change. Julia specialises in working with adults with...

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Can’t Sleep? 3 Tips To Help You Sleep Better

...ith sleep, it could be that your sleep problems are associated with other difficulties like worry, stress, or depression. If your sleep problems continue, seek consultation with a clinical psychologist. Dr. Emma Boles is a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with children, young people, families, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, perfectionism, and other life issues....

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How To Cope Returning To Work Post Baby

...it comes to household chores, shopping and meal-planning. You can try ordering groceries online, out-sourcing chores like ironing, and preparing meals to be frozen for later. Remember, it’s impossible to do it all yourself, so letting yourself ‘off the hook’ is key. Brittany McGill is a clinical psychologist who completed her postgraduate clinical training at the University of New South Wales. She is interested in anxiety and mood...

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6 Tips For Parenting Teens In Their HSC Year

...have moments of panic but try not to show it. Your child will look to you to gauge the situation and if they see you panicking it will reinforce their fears. Instead, help de-catastrophise worries and alleviate your child’s self-doubts by helping them look at things realistically and encouraging practical problem-solving: “Remember how worried you were that you wouldn’t finish your ancient history essay 3 weeks ago, and think about all...

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Reconnecting With The Pre-Kids You

...d. There will be times when scheduling ACE activities will be the last thing you feel like doing, but you may find that scheduling ACE activities is exactly what you need to have more energy and feel more motivated. Give yourself permission to take time for yourself, even if it means saying no to other people or taking other activities out of your diary. Don’t fall into the trap of seeing time for yourself as optional and start to think ...

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9 Quick Tips To Help Teens Sleep Well

...eep deprived? Sleep deprivation will interfere with a teenager’s ability to concentrate at school and can further compromise their already limited capacity for decision-making. This can lead to risk taking behaviour or other self-destructive activities. Their overall enthusiasm and motivation can also be affected, and they may be less willing to participate in physical activity. Sleep deprivation can directly affect mood, contributing to...

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