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5 Tips To Help You Overcome Anxiety

...the longer-term. Tip #5: Make Lifestyle Changes Look at your work/life balance. Many of us put off leisure time to meet deadlines, but a busy work life with little downtime can increase your stress and anxiety. Try to leave work at work and if your workload doesn’t allow this consider what you need to put in place to make it possible. Can you delegate some tasks to other people? Can you ...

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Perfectionism: 4 Tips To Help You Let Go Of Your Need To Be Perfect

..., with your health and fitness, in terms of your appearance? Are these expectations realistic and achievable? If you’re unsure ask 5 of your family members or friends what they think. Figure out a more reasonable standard to work towards. For example, if your unrealistic standard is “I must keep the house tidy at all times” a more reasonable standard to work towards might be “I will try to keep the house as tidy as possible”. Onc ...

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5 Tips To Help You Improve Your Relationship

...r relationship, seek help. In the meantime, here are 5 tips to get you started. Tip #1: Be Direct – What’s The Real Issue? Arguments can have hidden meanings. Sure, you’re annoyed that your partner was late getting home from work because it meant you had to feed and bath the kids by yourself, but what you’re really upset about is that on his first night free from work in weeks he chose to meet friends for drinks over coming home and ha ...

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Why Avoidance Doesn’t Work

...and when triggers are ongoing, avoiding negative emotions isn’t always helpful. It might be the harder option, but sitting with negative emotions, without pushing them away, can be an extremely helpful tool for coping with distress. When we sit with negative emotions it can help us to identify what’s not working for us in our present lives, and which issues require further thought, planning, or problem-solving. Over the longer-term, learning to...

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Parenting: How To Parent Teenage Girls

...ets don’t work. Your body is pretty clever, it has a “set-point” or a pre-determined healthy weight range that it fights to keep you within. When you’re in your healthy weight range and you restrict your diet, your body will work hard to stop you from losing weight. Your metabolism slows down and your muscles work more efficiently to conserve fuel. It’s sort of like when you disconnect your laptop from a power so ...

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Depression: Why Are We Still Not Talking About It?

...alk about it? And why do people still feel that they need to hide their depression or apologise for it? Depression isn’t a sign of weakness Depression isn’t something to be ashamed of. Life is stressful. Whether it’s a stressful situation at work, the sleep deprivation and relationship stress that goes along with having a new baby, or the breakdown of an important relationship – sometimes depression is ...

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Parenting: What To Do When Discipline Doesn’t Work

...ns with your children and your attempts to apply time out, consequences and other discipline strategies should be more effective as well. Scarlett Gill is a compassionate and empathic clinical psychologist who specialises in working with kids, teens, adults, parents, and families. She is dedicated to helping people overcome whatever problems they are experiencing in their lives, whether it be anxiety, stress, depression, low-self-esteem,...

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3 Tips To Help You Overcome Depression

..., you don’t necessarily need to know what’s caused your depression to improve your mood. If you know what’s contributing to your mood look at whether there’s anything you can do to change your situation. For example, if your work/life balance is weighted heavily towards work and this is affecting your mood, brainstorm how you can improve your balance. Can you delegate some of your work to others? Is it possible to comp ...

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Surviving Christmas: 6 Tips To Help You Enjoy The Holidays

...pens the warm fuzzy feeling you used to get quickly turns into stress. Don’t be afraid to know your limits and say no. Remember the happier you are, the happier Christmas will be for everyone around you as well. Monitor your stress levels closely, and when Christmas joy starts to turn into Christmas stress, re-evaluate your helping others/self-care balance. Tip #3: Have an Exit Strategy Annual Christmas family catch-ups are lovely but t ...

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Four Ingredients For A (Mentally) Healthy Week

...ren/parents that doesn’t involve the common distraction of chores or technology. Principle #3: Move Your Body Our 21st century lives are very sedentary. Although we often feel exhausted, perhaps as a result of chronic mental stress, it’s rare for Australians to reach the recommended level of weekly exercise (at least 2.5 hours of moderate intensity exercise per week). Exercise doesn’t need to be black and white (i.e. “Either I go to the gym five...

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