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How setting aside ‘worry time’ could help you to reduce your anxiety

Why you should schedule your ‘worry time’ Scheduling a short, regular worry time is one way to prevent negative thoughts from dominating the rest of your day. It’s a tool that’s sometimes used by health professionals to help people tackle their concerns and let their worries go. Catherine Hallissey, a chartered psychologist from the Republic …

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How to prevent yourself suffering from social exhaustion

What are some signs that you’re suffering from social exhaustion? Signs of social exhaustion might include becoming more irritable, stressed, even anxious. Eventually, you might feel so overwhelmed that you shut off and stop socialising altogether. This behaviour, while understandable, can become problematic if it happens often. ‘If you constantly let your social battery run …

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Why developing greater resilience can help change your outlook on life

What is resilience? Suzy Greenwood, co-founder of UK-based wellbeing programme Vitality Works, defines it as ‘the ability to bounce back’. ‘There isn’t just one thing that enables us to become resilient,’ says Suzy, ‘there’s a variety of different techniques that support wellbeing, and different practices will work best for different people.’ Because of this, self-reflection …

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How breathing exercises can help to relax you and restore your concentration

Why breathing exercises can help to reduce stress In times of stress, the sympathetic nervous system activates what’s known as the fight-or-flight response, causing sensations such as a raised heart rate, racing thoughts and physical tension. Breathing exercises can ease these sensations. If practised regularly, they might even help to prevent them from occurring at …

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