Don’t you love moments when you can say to yourself, “I worried for nothing”?
When casual worrying turns into anxiety and anxiety teeter-totters into obsession or paranoia, I look forward to the time when I can look back on it and think: “All that worrying for nothing.”
But it’s not just me. I notice this same experience with friends and acquaintances. Yet no matter how challenging the obstacle, regardless of how monstrous the problem, I always seem to find a way out of it.
But what do you do if what you’re currently dealing with feels intolerable? How do you handle the vulnerability, the fear that things won’t work out the way you hoped or planned?
Take a look at our posts this week. Our top post identifies the signs to alert you if your worst relationship fear has come true – your partner emotionally cheats on you. You’ll also learn ways to manage your emotions, tolerate chaos and empty your mind. Start off your 4th of July in a less explosive situation and more tolerable one by reading these posts.
12 Warning Signs That It’s Emotional Infidelity – And Not ‘Just Friendship’
(Neuroscience & Relationships) – Is he/she really “just a friend,” or are you heading into dangerous cheating territory? The signs that will wake you up before you walk into an irreversible and heartbreaking situation.
One of the Most Important Mindful Challenges of Our Time
(Mindfulnes & Psychotherapy) – If you notice yourself checking your phone for the latest update or obsessively reading your emails, you need to read this. You can choose to allow technology to control your life and the lives of your children or you can make a different decision-one that will reduce stress and help you to be more present in life.
25 Suggestions for Living a Contented Life by Managing Emotions, Part 1
(The Emotionally Sensitive Person) – If you’re an emotionally sensitive person, managing emotions may not be your strong suit. Discover several ways to help you cope here.
Tolerating Chaos to Create
(The Creative Mind) – Creativity is a messy process. It’s also a complex one. Reading quotes from the successful authors and entrepreneurs in this post will motivate you if you feel clueless or anxious about where you are in the creative process.
Meditation: Can You Empty Your Mind?
(Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood) – Got mindfulness? If you’ve ever been curious about meditating or being more mindful, but feel intimidated by it this should help. Get the facts on meditation with information on why it’s so beneficial.
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