As a clinical psychologist, people ask me a lot of questions about mental well-being, both on social media and IRL. I recently invited my Instagram followers to ask me questions through the stories feature, and I received a ton of responses. Here is one recent query that stood out:
Posts about Anxiety and Stress Management:
Toxic positivity can sound like a confusing phrase at first: after all, positivity is supposed to be positive, right? However, just like even something as innocent and healthy-sounding as jogging can become toxic if taken to an extreme, so can positivity.
Bad habits can be hard to kick. We all probably know the old saying that it takes twice as long to break a habit as it does to form one, so it isn’t surprising that having bad habits ingrained in our daily life can be pretty common!
As a clinical psychologist, I have encountered many women in their late 20’s and early 30’s who have anxiety because their biological clock is ticking, and they are nowhere near ready to have a baby– many of them feel they are too busy with careers or graduate school; and others struggle because they want to wait till they find a husband before becoming pregnant– yet they have no way of knowing when Mr Right will materialize.
Feeling anxious? We have good news! No matter how busy you are, how often you travel, or how limited your budget is, there is a new approach that may work for you. It can stand alone or be added to enrich your existing therapy experience. You can use it alone or in a group, and with or without optional live phone coaching. It’s called online learning with optional homework!
What if you had made that one career move you’ve always wondered about? Spoken up more at last week’s meeting? Been less critical on that first date? Waited for him to initiate the relationship talk?
Want a Relationship That Leads to Marriage? Own It!
My online anxiety management toolbox deals with the three major types of anxiety that I’ve found are most common in driven, results-oriented people: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and panic attacks. Why would these be common in successful people? I have found that a bit of GAD helps people to be conscientious, a little OCD actually helps people to be detail-oriented, and often times panic attacks are the result of hyper-focus on a particular goal. Many of my clients have actually RELIED on their anxiety to bring them a certain amount of success, and now they need to harness that anxiety so they can rise even higher!