ANGER & ANXIETY
Get Enough Quality Sleep. Quality sleep is essential to having good memory, concentration, energy and mood. It is also one of the easiest things to improve. Eat Well. Your body makes the brain chemicals needed to help you focus and stay motivated from the foods you eat. You don't have to be a health nut, but getting adequate protein and a variety of dairy, grains and vegetables is essential. Begin with the end in mind.read more
DISTRESS TOLERANCE & EMOTION REGULATION
Stuffing and compartmentalizing feelings instead of dealing with them leads to them rattling around in your head. (Imagine buying a bunch of soda at the market and not wanting to unload, it, so you leave it in the trunk and it just rolls around, making a racket each time you drive somewhere). Generally, the things we “stuff” fall into two categories, anxiety and anger. The first step is to know your monkey mind can be tamed. You can learn to control your racing thoughts and develop healthy habits for dealing with unpleasant emotions and events.read more
MOTIVATION & GOAL SETTING
RELATIONSHIPS & INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Minimize stimulants. Stimulants including caffeine, nicotine, decongestants, certain herbs and sugar can all give you a jittery feeling which you can mistake for anxiety.
Know your temperament. Extroverts love being around people and draw energy from them. Introverts get …Know your triggers. Social anxiety may be worse if you are dealing with an authority figure or someone you are trying to impress. You may also feel more anxious in certain situations. Create an anxiety list. Create an exposure hierarchy.