A Psychologist Rates The Strategies I Use To Deal With Stress And Anxiety

A Psychologist Rates The Strategies I Use To Deal With Stress And Anxiety
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Like you, I am trying to get better at dealing with stress and anxiety. I am aware that I suck at it, and that the methods I have used to try to deal with it, along with not being created or recommended by any mental health professional, also suck. But I thought I would get a professional opinion on how those methods suck, and even maybe how much they suck, so I asked my friend and psychologist Dr. Trevor Davis for his professional opinion. He rated each strategy from one to five stars, one being bad and five being good, and wrote some notes in response to each one:



Strategy: Thinking “Everything Will Be Fine Once I Get [Thing] Done”

In this strategy, I do nothing to mitigate feelings of anxiety and stress when things are piling up on me and it feels as if it’s all very out of control. Instead of actually changing the way I look at things, or do things, or even stopping every once in a while to do some calming breathing exercises, I just keep.... Continue Reading at Semi-Rad



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