Anticipatory Anxiety and How To Make It Go Away
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Anticipatory Anxiety, and How to Make it Go Away

This morning I stopped to think about what it is that actually makes me anxious. I realised that when I have an anxiety episode, it’s usually because I am anticipating something particular that might happen, or is almost certainly about to happen. Have you ever noticed that if you stand and wait for your toast …

Book Review - Spark: How Exercise Can Improve The Performance of Your Brain
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Book Review – ‘Spark: How exercise will improve the performance of your brain’ by John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman

Published by Quercus. First published 2009. Kindle edition. Other editions have the title: ‘Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain’ – this is the same book. I chose to read this book because it was recommended on another blog, and it looked interesting and relevant to me, especially as I have been …

Alternative Uses For Cosmetic Products You Are Not Going To Use
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Alternative Uses for Cosmetic Products You are Not Going to Use

Do you have half-used perfumes, make-up, hair products and other cosmetic products that you are not going to use, for whatever reason? Maybe the product is years out of date, you don’t like the scent, or the product doesn’t work for you. You’d love to clear some space and get these half-used products out of …

A Guide To Neutralising Anxiety Triggers
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A Guide To Neutralising Anxiety Triggers

You might find that you get anxious in certain situations. I thought of a way that could help to undo or soften that trigger and gradually neutralise it, at least to an extent: Do something that is similar to the activity where you feel anxious, but without the particular aspect or aspects that make you …