Tackling obsessions

It’s important we try to limit stress and anxiety around our obsessions because stress and anxiety will always make our obsessions worse.

To tackle obsessions, it’s important we expose ourselves to them, because that allows us to challenge any fears we have around them. We must subject ourselves to fear, feel it and work through the challenge …

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29 Oct, 2011

Being happy

A passing thought:

It’s not always easy to be happy depending on what we deal with, but as hard as it is sometimes, trying to be happy can in some cases help us cope better.

The saying goes that if we’re happy, we’re more likely to be positive and if we’re more positive, we are more likely to cope better. Like any emotion or tendency, it is a learned disposition. By taking away …

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28 Oct, 2011

Living with obsessions

Compulsions are actions or behaviours that drive us to perform certain tasks brought about by obsessive thoughts. Some of those compulsions and obsessions won’t always affect us in our daily life, but there will be those of us who will struggle, if we go on to develop the more serious of obsessions such as “OCD” (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder).

Childhood and stressful situations can be responsible for our compulsions and obsessions. As we go about our daily lives, we will carry traits that we may become obsessed about. For example …

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27 Oct, 2011

Greater self-awareness

It doesn’t matter who we are, or who we go on to meet, everyone has something special to give. On our part, we must be open enough to receive it.

Every encounter we experience gives us the opportunity to become more self-aware, by showing us what we can accept about ourselves. Our behaviour will always give information to the other person …

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26 Oct, 2011

Diplomacy

A passing thought:

Always try and be diplomatic. Speak with compassion and diligence. Be thoughtful and wise. Be careful not to tread on other people’s feelings or toes.

Play back in your mind what you feel you want to say. Will what you want to say, hurt the other person? Being diplomatic …

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25 Oct, 2011

Poor me syndrome

Regardless of my physical and emotional issues, I never allowed myself to be drawn into the ‘poor me syndrome.’ I’m not sure why, I just never did.

I seemed to withdraw to a place where I was calm and when I was out of that place I was always angry. I still didn’t equate my anger to feeling sorry for myself, although I can understand why people will.

When we take on the ‘poor me syndrome’ we’ve already subconsciously relinquished the role of taking responsibility for ourselves, whilst we continue to fail to meet our daily challenges. Perhaps …

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23 Oct, 2011
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