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Anxiety Tip: How to Pick and Choose Your Battles to Remain Calm

When I went to therapy years ago, I remember my therapist telling me that I needed to pick and choose my battles when it came to anxiety.

If I don’t need something in my life or it won’t affect it in any way, then I don’t need to push through the anxiety. I can just give in because we need to do that once in a while.

On the other hand, if it’s interfering with my life and stopping me from living it, then I need to fight back the anxiety.

Pick and choose your battles, decide what your anxiety can get away with and what it can’t get away with.

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Six Ways to Have a Chill Day and Relax Your Mind and Body

Sometimes it feels like you’re constantly on the go. Whether you’re busy with work, school, socializing, whatever, it can take a lot of you.

Then there are other times when it feels like the anxiety will never end. Even though nothing major is happening you still have anxiety for some strange reason and it won’t go away.

Or maybe you’ve been feeling utterly exhausted and can’t see to get through your day without itching for a nap.

When this happens, I find it to be super helpful to have a chill day.

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How to Create a Self-Care Kit and Why You Need One

What are some of your favorite things? What are some things that help you feel calm or at peace? A self-care kit will help with just that.

We all have that special something – even if it’s a guilty pleasure – that helps us get through difficult times. Or it simply helps us to relax.

There are times when I’m feeling down that I plop myself on the couch and stare into the abyss, going over conversations and scenarios (what happened, what could have happened, what can still happen, etc.) in my head. It never helps so try doing something that takes your mind off of it.

This is where a care package to yourself comes in.

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30 Positive Affirmations to Start Your Day

Sometimes it’s hard to be nice to yourself. Sometimes, it hard to believe in yourself. It can be difficult to get through each day.

Each day brings new stresses but it also brings new opportunities as well. One way to feel better and to keep moving forward is to believe in yourself and be kind to yourself.

So, here’s a list of positive affirmations if you’re ever feeling stuck.

You can do this.

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How to Create an Inspirational Music Playlist to Boost Your Mood

One thing that helps me out when I’m having a rough day or just need to lighten up a little bit, is music.

Everyone loves music (at least, I believe everyone does). It doesn’t matter what you’re feeling – music has a way of switching your mood, depending on what you’re listening to.

Music can make you happy, make you cry, it can make you dance and sing.

So, I have a special inspirational playlist on Spotify that I created. I listen to it whenever I need a pick-me-up.

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