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

...) • Judge small things as failures when others wouldn’t • Feel that there’s always something that needs to be better The drive to be perfect is a hidden cause of most common presentations – anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, postnatal depression, just to name a few. If your quest for perfection is affecting your happiness – set a new goal. Try to be perfect at being imperfect. Here’s how. Tip #1: Look at the ...

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Seeing A Psychologist For The First Time?

What To Expect From Your First Session With A Clinical Psychologist BY PASCALE POUGNET People seek support from a clinical psychologist for a number of reasons – feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating difficulties, work stress, just to name a few. Don’t let nerves stop you from making an appointment The decision to see a psychologist can be a difficult one and the idea of talking to a stranger about personal issues...

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How To Cope With Negative Emotions

...cause you weren’t exposed to the types of experiences growing up that would help you to learn how to cope with distress – you might have had to learn other additional ways to avoid negative emotion, like using alcohol, binge eating, or self-harm to distract you from your distress. On the surface, each of these coping strategies look quite different but they all have one thing in common – they help you to avoid negative emotion. But the catch-22...

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5 Tips To Help You Reach Your Goals

...ic The more specific you are, the more likely you are to achieve your goals so make set plans for turning your goals into actions. For example, if your goal is to “eat better”, turn this into a specific goal by deciding what eating better looks like. A more specific goal might be “eat vegetables with dinner 3 nights out of 7” or “replace my Tim-Tams at afternoon tea with a muesli bar and piece of fruit on 2 days out of 7”. Dr. Sarah Hughes ...

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How To Find Your Life Balance

...likely to find a better balance between the tasks you have to do to fulfill your responsibilities, and the tasks you need to do to maintain your wellbeing. You might figure out that cycling to and from work two days a week, eating vegetarian once a week, and seeing your best friend for dinner once a fortnight works well for you. Or you might find that a long jog or hike once a month mixed with some gym sessions, healthy eating during the week,...

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The Key To Ditching Decision Making Guilt

...improve their quality of life, enhance adaptive coping/functioning, and reduce suffering. Kim works with a range of presentations including drug and alcohol problems, addiction, issues relating to managing intense emotions, eating disorders and eating related difficulties, low self-esteem and identity issues, relationship difficulties, trauma, stress and coping, anxiety disorders, depression, sleep disorders, personality disorders, and complex...

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How To Stick To Your Alcohol Goals This Festive Season

...improve their quality of life, enhance adaptive coping/functioning, and reduce suffering. Kim works with a range of presentations including drug and alcohol problems, addiction, issues relating to managing intense emotions, eating disorders and eating related difficulties, low self-esteem and identity issues, relationship difficulties, trauma, stress and coping, anxiety disorders, depression, sleep disorders, personality disorders, and complex...

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Four Ingredients For A (Mentally) Healthy Week

...nd try your best to give your full attention. As busy as family life can be, make time to engage with your partner/children/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...

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5 Fast Ways To Stop Sleep Problems

...ct and innovative that we can conveniently do all of this from the palms of our hands while we’re standing, sitting, or walking. But what about when we’re unwinding for sleep – what about the impact of our screen time on our body’s daily production of the sleep hormone Melatonin? And what’s the impact of using technology while we’re lying in bed? If you’re a technology user and you’re having problems with sleep, chances are the. ...

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4 Fast Ways To Help Your Child Manage Anger

...r Child Identify Their Anger Warning Signs Kids often feel emotions quite physically. Help your child to identify their feelings by engaging them in a conversation about the physical components of their anger: ‘How does your body tell you that you’re angry?’ Common physical signs of anger are an increased heart rate, clenched fists, flushed cheeks, and racing thoughts. Tip #3: Talk To Your Child About OK VS. Not OK Ways To Express Anger...

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