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«it can lead to destructive coping mechanisms such as isolation and substance abuse. This creates a vicious cycle of avoidance that increases stress and creates and reinforces anxiety and depression.»
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«backdraft.” Backdraft happens when you try to be compassionate to yourself and end up feeling worse. “It’s a normal part of practicing self-compassion»
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«If you want to feel self-trusting, resourceful and capable, you need to get comfortable being uncomfortable to some degree»
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«Using second- or third-person language in your self-talk creates distance between an experience and our emotional response. This linguistic trick allows us to zoom out. When we broaden our worldview beyond a self-immersed world, we move from emotional reaction to action. So the next time you’re in a stressful situation and in need of motivation, instead of saying to yourself “I can get through this,” say ”[Your name] can get through this.”»
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Author and blogger Mark Manson wants you to get to know your brain’s strengths and learn to cope with its weaknesses rather than being ashamed of its quirks. His short guide is a good one for people who’ve been told they’re somehow “too much” – too sensitive, too obsessive, too melancholy. Many of these traits are useful when creating and innovating. He points out that the definitions of what qualifies as a “mental illness” shift with each generation. Read his opinion with the caveat that if you’re suffering, it’s perfectly OK to seek the services of a competent mental health professional.
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