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When your beliefs refer to an ambiguous “they, ” there’s a good sign that they’re manufactured and not real. Statements like, “They’ll never give me a shot, ” or, “They’re going to...
It can be beneficial to find a role model and engage in some healthy imitation. Done well, it can give you some confidence.
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Some are useful, and some are useless fears that you can't or shouldn't do anything about.
They sap your strength for no reason, and you shou...
In scuba diving, for instance, fear can cause you to breathe too fast, swim too hard, move too suddenly, fail to take note of your surroundings, or rise too quickly toward the surface.
Knowing that fear has the potential to harm you can help you set it aside. Fold up that fear, put it in a box, and promise you'll get back to it later at a less dangerous time.
You may think it's your judgment deciding that something is dangerous and you should be afraid, but what actually happens is that fear chemicals are flooding into your brain.
Experiments have shown that fear can be induced artificially by injecting certain chemicals. Do the chemicals know what you should and shouldn't be afraid of? They don't. You do.
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Taking scheduled breaks can actually help improve concentration.
Some research has shown that taking short breaks during long tasks helps you to maintain a constant level of performance.
A manageable level of self-imposed stress can actually be helpful in terms of giving us focus and helping us meet our goals.
For open-ended tasks or projects, try giving yourself a deadline, and then stick to it.
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Hating Monday is practically an international pastime. There’s a bit of a collective conscience that Mondays suck.
Worrying about future events is human nature. But prolonged anxiety can lead to chronic stress, which increases your risk of health problems, including depression, heart disease, digestive problems, sleep issues, and more.
Treating yourself well on Sunday can help you feel better about Monday. You can try:
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