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5 Tips To Get You Through A Breakup

...From It Once the initial wave of emotion has passed take the opportunity to take a step back and think about things: What were the deal-breakers? What have you learnt about what you don’t want to compromise on in your future relationships? What were the good aspects of your relationship? What sort of partner are you looking for? Because as painful as this break up is, it will help to prepare you for what’s next. Brittany McGill is a clinical...

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3 Steps To Happiness

...ce of sadness yet so much of the time we focus on reducing the negative things in our lives: negative feelings like sadness, negative thinking patterns like catastrophising, negative behaviours like procrastination, negative relationships, etc. But true happiness isn’t just about reducing negative experiences, it’s about actively seeking positive experiences as well. Are you trying to be happy or less sad? Think of your positive and...

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5 Tips For Making Tough Decisions

Making Tough Decisions Easier By SHANNA LOGAN Does decision making make your head spin? We all need to make tough decisions at some point, whether about our careers, our relationships, or our future plans, and tough decisions are just that, tough. It’s normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed when you’re faced with big decisions, especially when there’s a lot on the line, but emotions can make decision making even harder. Problem solving is a...

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Living With A Loved One With Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder: Tips for Better Communication BY DR SARAH HUGHES BPD can put stress on relationships Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychological disorder characterised by intense emotional reactions, recurring relationship problems, and impulsive behaviour which is disruptive for not only the individual but their loved ones as well. Living with a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder can be stressful and...

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Is Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone Worth It?

...-seeking instinct? Your comfort zone might be meeting your needs, but it might also be limiting your potential and experience. What does your comfort zone look like? Work out what is safe and familiar to you at work, in your relationships and in your leisure time. Those interactions and activities that don’t inspire anxiety or discomfort. Your comfort zone might be comfy but is it holding you back? If you continued to stay within this comfort...

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How to Speak So You’re Really Heard….And More Likely To Get What You Want

Relationships: Tips To Improve Your Communication BY AMANDA HALE How often have you tried to talk to a loved one about something that’s been bothering you only to have the conversation escalate into a screaming match of personal attacks. You end up even further away from a resolution and are left with an aftermath of bruised hearts, stony silences and cold shoulders. Yelling might make you feel powerful but it won’t help you get you what...

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How To Cope With Negative Emotions

...lp you to resolve the issue that’s triggered your distress and it can sometimes create additional distress. Drinking – for example – might help you to cope with your anxiety in social situations, but it can also strain relationships and make you feel worse about yourself longer-term. Likewise, binge eating might help to distract you from loneliness at the time, but it can trigger feelings of self-disgust and hopelessness afterwards....

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5 Tips To Help You Ask For What You Want

How To Be More Assertive In Your Relationships BY DR SARAH HUGHES We all like to help and take care of others, but when you ignore your own needs to please others it creates problems. For some people, the need to please is driven by beliefs and fears that developed at a very early age – like the belief that it’s important to be liked and accepted by everyone or a fear of rejection. These beliefs can make it hard for you to: say no,...

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School Readiness: How Can I Know If My Child Is Ready For School?

...: Follow instructions without too much prompting Sit still and concentrate without too much difficulty Social Skills Before starting kindergarten kids need to be able to: Interact with other kids and have the ability to form relationships with their peers Demonstrate key social skills like turn-taking, sharing, asking others to play etc. Read and be responsive to the social cues of other kids Emotion Skills Kids who are school-ready can: Manage...

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How Reframing Can Help Us Manage COVID-19

...rced leave has been requested. Although this means less income, it may open more time to devote to your personal life. This could be an opportunity to spend more time with those that you live with and invest in growing those relationships. Alternatively, it could be an opportunity to learn a new skill or hobby. If you are interested in reframing other issues in your life that are causing stress, anxiety, or sadness remember to ask yourself some...

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