Is Stress Making You Irritable? 3 Ways To Feel Better

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We’ve all had days where things go wrong from the moment the alarm buzzes.   Just imagine: you toss and turn all night, and wake up exhausted, cursing the neighbors for the far-too-loud house party that went on till 4.  You head downstairs to the smell of pancakes (“Oh, my partner cooked me breakfast!”) and are […]

How To Break “Obsessive Thinking” Cycles

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We just can’t stop ourselves, sometimes, despite our best efforts. You’ve been there, I’m sure—when you’re tired, angry, or just been alone for too long. When no matter what you do, you simply can’t switch off your thoughts. Even worse, your brain seems to go over the same few things. Ruminating—obsessively. Questioning: “What if I’d […]

Hoe doorbreek je de spiraal van negatieve gedachten

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Hoe hard je ook je best doen, soms kan je jezelf gewoon niet tegenhouden. Je hebt het vast wel eens meegemaakt. Wanneer je moe bent, boos, of te lang alleen bent geweest. Van die momenten dat, wat je ook doet, je je gedachten niet kunt uitschakelen. Erger nog, je hersenen lijken dezelfde vragen, analyses, negatieve […]

Stoppen met jezelf uitleggen. Hoe doe je dat?

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Maar door en door en door praten als je je ongemakkelijk voelt, is dat iets dat jij bij jezelf herkent? De neiging om uit te wijden en zaken te herformuleren tot je je luisteraar de oren van het hoofd hebt gekletst? Als je nu aan het knikken bent, dan weet je waarschijnlijk ook al dat […]

Stop Explaining! A How-To Guide

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Have you found yourself talking on and on… and on when you’re uncomfortable? If you’re guilty of detailing, rephrasing, reiterating, expanding, or expounding till your listener’s ears drop off, you probably know you’re overexplaining. It’s not an uncommon behavior, but it can be a real bore for others, and I’m guessing that’s not your intended […]