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Living with High Functioning Anxiety

Anxiety is a very common emotion, and everyone truly feels anxiety at some point of their lives. You may be nervous and anxious about a job interview or a first date. Having an anxiety disorder is when you or I have strong, debilitating anxiety, terrible enough to limit you from everyday activities. This definition though […]

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31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: How to Remain Positive

Once you have changed your habits and have found some positivity. Changing your inner voice is hard but it never is a complete venture. Everyday is work to remain positive. Here are 10 tips to remain positive everyday. How to remain positive Find the optimistic view of any negative situation Look at the good side […]

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31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Interrogative Self Talk

Many know about building up our positive self talk by saying positive affirmations. It seems odd to talk to ourselves but often we do need to inflate our own positivity. We often are told to do this through declarative statements like positive affirmations. While positive affirmations are definitely great for bolstering self esteem and self […]

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31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Positivity Through Mindfulness

Mindfulness is our ability to be fully aware and present where we are and what we are doing. This means not being distracted by outside forces, thoughts, and emotions. When we are constantly negative, anxious, or upset about situations we can focus on them even when out of the situation. We can be watching a […]

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31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: How To Cope With Criticism

Criticism, self-criticism and from others, can be a big factor in our self talk becoming negative. When we are criticized we can take it in a negative manner. We beat ourselves up and start self-criticism. We think we should have done more, we could have been better, we are not perfect but we have to […]

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31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Cognitive Restructuring

Negative self talk, our inner voice, dysfunctional and irrational thoughts, are all bad habits that can be redirected and changed. Cognitive restructuring is a method to change these habits. This method helps you identify, challenge and then alter cognitive distortions like the many negative thinking styles discussed at the beginning of the month, Black and […]

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31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Motivation and Goals

Having direction and a purpose changes us substantially. Those who are motivated and seeking a higher purpose more often are able to remain positive, have a higher self esteem, lower self critical self talk, and higher self acceptance. How do you get direction? Setting goals for yourself, having a positive mindset, and motivation can help […]

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31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Seeking Help

Most all of us will go through a difficult time, low self esteem, grief, or depression in our lives. Many of us will need help to get out of it. There should never be shame or guilt in seeking help when you need it. When you find yourself constantly in a negative place, negative self […]

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31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Self Talk and Stress

How we experience life is directly correlated to language. Being able to name an item, an emotion, a situation, without language we have no descriptors. This is a big reason why our self talk has such a powerful impact in our lives. How we talk, especially how we talk to ourselves, can impact our mood […]

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31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Negative Self Talk and Self Harm

Our thoughts have a lot of control over our mood and our daily lives. How we talk to ourselves can drastically affect our feelings, how we interact with ourselves, our family, and friends. It can affect our behavior and ultimately our health. Negative self talk can cause depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. All […]

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