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Anxiety Tool Spotlight: Television Shows

When anxious feelings strike, I am a big believer in switching gears and using a completely different part of your brain.<p>If fear is manufactured by a …

Anxiety Recovery - Why Does It Take So Long?

Recently I received an email from a reader regarding a topic I get asked a lot about: the progression of anxiety recovery.<p>Question:<p><i>I wanted to ask</i> …

Anxiety and The Tooth Extraction

After the root canal I went through last year turned out so much better than I had anticipated, I was kind of hoping that meant that my dental phobia …

Practicing Mindfulness When You Live With Anxiety

Chronic absent-mindedness is quite common among those of us with <b>anxiety</b>.<p>We are people who spend most of our time with our thoughts either focused on …

Can't Sleep? Try These Tips to Help You Fall Asleep

You turn out the lights. You lay back on your pillow. You close your eyes. And then it starts. Your brain kicks into high gear, and your anxiety …

Youthful Einsteins

“Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” <b>David Bowie</b><p>Most of us have been there before, “If I only …

Panic Attack Infographic - Tips To Help You Find Your Calm

If you have spent much time here at The Worry Games, you know that I probably should have named this blog “The <i>Wordy</i> Games” because its hard for me to …

The psychological importance of wasting time

There will always be an endless list of chores to complete and work to do, and a culture of relentless productivity tells us to get to it right away and feel terribly guilty about any time wasted. But the truth is, a life spent dutifully responding to emails is a dull one indeed. And “wasted” time …

Time Management

Anxiety Tool Spotlight: Essential Oils

Essential oils are concentrated liquids that come from plants.<p>The term “aromatherapy”, which was first used by a French chemist named Gattelfosse in …

12 Great Ways Dogs Can Help Your Anxiety & Depression.

I was recently contacted by a student who was writing a paper and looking for my input on the potential benefits of having a dog, for people living …

So I Panicked. Sorry, Not Sorry.

Those of us living with anxiety can be a bit hard on ourselves sometimes so I wanted to share a story with you in the hopes that it will help you …

Anxiety and Overthinking

I know I waffle back and forth on this one, but if I HAD to pick one personality trait those of us with anxiety have that contributes more to our …

Chasing Happiness

From the time I was born, the idea of being “happy” has been hammered into my brain by the world around me.<p>Magazines were full of smiling women. …

Happiness

Driving Away All That Driving Anxiety

<i>Thank you to “The Anxiety Guy”, Dennis Smisek, for contributing this post. See Dennis’ bio below.</i><p>It’s the morning rush hour, and your blood has …

Traffic

9 Ways To Give your Brain A Break

<i>This post may contain affiliate links, including Amazon.com. Your cost will never be higher, and such links enable free content & support the</i> …

How the Power of Positivity Helps in Maintaining Stress and Anxiety

<i>Note: This post is guest contributed. Links in this post are not endorsed by TheWorryGames.com.</i><p>Millions of people in the US, and around the globe, …

Happiness

What is Your Relationship With Anxiety?

I would never have had such a successful recovery from anxiety if I hadn’t developed a healthy relationship with it.<p>In the beginning, my anxiety was …

A Tip For Coping With Repetitive Thoughts

From time to time to time, I get what I call “Spotlight Thoughts”.<p><i>Spotlight Thoughts</i> are repetitive thoughts that are not necessarily scary or about …

Chicken Breast For Anxiety Control?

Nutrition can play a big role in both the development of anxiety symptoms as well as their management.<p>I think the importance of nutrition is greatly …

The Benefits of Meditation For Anxiety

Meditation has been known for thousands of years to be an easy, natural way to help us relax, clear our minds, and perhaps even connect to the …

10 Ways To Make Your Home More Relaxing

One of my favorite things about emotional health is that there are so many different ways to influence and enrich it.<p>There are things we can do, …

Home Decorating

Thank U

I just came across the song, <i>“Thank U”</i>, by Alanis Morissette again after not hearing it for probably 20 years.<p>I was a huge Alanis fan back in the day …

Self-Reflection

Guest Post: 5 Foods That Could Improve Mental Health

<i>This is a guest post. Please see author info at end of article.</i><p>Food hasn’t exactly gotten a very good reputation amongst sufferers of stress and …

15 Signs You are an Overthinker

Before my anxiety disorder erupted, I had no idea that I was what could be referred to as an “overthinker”.<p>I thought people all thought the same way. …

Be Your Own Hero

Be your own hero.<p>I am on a self-empowerment kick lately, readers.<p>I can’t help myself – the older I get and the more I grow into this person I have …

We Say We Want a Revolution

<i>This is a post I wrote that was originally published to a wonderful site called Resources to Recover (RTOR.org). RTOR is a mental health website that</i> …

My Review of

I love that I live in a day and age where anxiety/OCD treatment and recovery isn’t so black and white.<p>Professionals are thinking outside of the box …

The Importance of Self Confidence When Living With Anxiety

Thanks to all who send in anxiety related questions for me to answer. You get me thinking and give me post ideas, and I love the great feedback I …

Scary Intrusive Thoughts Part 2 - Getting To The Root Of The Problem

Lets talk about thoughts for a minute.<p>When you have an anxiety disorder, the number one rule of thumb is:<p><i>Every thought we have is not meant to be</i> …