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Reframe Overgeneralizations to Help Manage Your Anxiety

How To Manage Overgeneralization

  • Reframe Your Negative Thoughts: Try to identify your negative thoughts and replace them with empowering positive thoughts. Changing your view will decrease the negative symptoms.
  • Journaling: Identification of negative thoughts can be done by being mindful or by writing down how you feel so that you start to notice patterns.
  • Review Your Thoughts: Challenge your negative thought patterns and focus on the moments that you have excelled and achieved great success.
  • Replace Your Thoughts: Once your negative thought is identified, reviewed, and challenged, replace it with a positive thought, using self-talk and auto-suggestion.




Worry is the cognitive part of anxiety, with it's repetitive and obsessive thought patterns in our mind. Worry is sometimes essential for us to solve problems or take action, provided we are not st...


Stress is a biological response(or a reaction) to external changes and forces beyond one's resources. Signs of stress include a rapid heart rate, shallow breath, and an adrenaline rush.

Acute stress or temporary stress is normal and even beneficial. Chronic stress is linked to health concerns like heart disease and a weakened immune system.

Ways to Handle Stress:

  • Exercise daily.
  • Focus your energy on what you can control.
  • Know that your stress response is unique to you.

Anxiety is the culmination of worry and stress. It is a state of body and mind which is stressed and worried for no apparent reason, like a response to a false alarm.

An anxiety disorder is an acute form of anxiety and a serious medical condition.

How to Handle Anxiety:

  • Curb your sugar, alcohol and caffeine consumption.
  • Calm yourself by deep breathing and refocusing on your body parts.
  • Distract yourself by listening to music or a little exercise.
Stress, worry and anxiety can be helped by regular exercise, a nutritious diet and an ample amount of sleep.
    Stop And Breathe

    Anxiety is typically experienced as worrying about a future or past event. But anxiety loses its grip when you clear your mind of worry and bring your awareness back to the present.

    When a...

    A Simple Breathing Technique
    • Sit in a comfortable position.
    • Close your eyes and inhale slowly through your nose.
    • Exhale deeply.
    • Continue to breathe deeply and fully. Allow your breath to be a guide to the present.
    • With each breath in, think to yourself “be” and with each breath out, focus on the word “present. ”
    Figure Out What's Bothering You

    The physical symptoms of panic and anxiety, such as trembling, chest pain, and rapid heartbeat, are more obvious than the reason you are anxious. But, to get to the root of your anxiety, you need to stop and think about your thoughts and feelings.

    Writing all that bothers you or talking with a friend can help you understand your anxious feelings.

    Reach out and stay connected

    You may feel too exhausted to talk, ashamed at your situation, or guilty for neglecting certain relationships. But this is just the depression talking

    Staying connected to ot...

    How to reach out for support
    • Look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for. They just need to be a good listener.
    • Make face-time a priority. Talking to someone face to face about how you feel can play a big role in relieving depression.
    • Try to keep up with social activities even if you don’t feel like it. 
    • Find ways to support others. 
    • Caring for a pet can get you outside of yourself and give you a sense of being needed.
    • Join a support group for depression. 
    Do things that make you feel good

    Do things that relax and energize you. This includes following a healthy lifestyle, learning how to better manage stress, setting limits on what you’re able to do, and scheduling fun activities into your day.

    Even if your depression doesn’t lift immediately, you’ll gradually feel more upbeat and energetic as you make time for fun activities.