_______ is a realistic, calculated assessment of a situation and can induce problem solving behavior. _______ on the other hand is debilitating, paralyzing and very often irrational. These two are in a spectrum.
_______ also called “the disease of the XXI century”, is the irrational fear of being without cell phone
_______ is a non-pharmacological method of deep muscle relaxation, based on the premise that muscle tension is the body's psychological response to anxiety-provoking thoughts and that muscle relaxation blocks anxiety.
Practicing, nonjudgmental present-moment awareness which rewires the brain toward staying and savoring the present moment, instead of dwelling on anxiety, is called
When people are faced with difficult times/ failure, they generally react in either of the two ways – some believe that one is helpless, without blame, and not in control of one's successes and failures - this is called external locus of control. If a person has an internal locus of control, that person attributes success to his or her own efforts and abilities.
Who do you think tends to feel more anxious during difficult times?
(Locus of control is an individual’s belief system regarding the causes of his or her experiences and the factors to which that person attributes success or failure. There are two types of locus of control, internal or external. )
One way to cope with anxiety and sadness inducing thoughts is to write them down regularly. Simply writing down one’s thoughts and feelings helps to understand them more clearly and helps to work through them….this process is called
Anxiety has three main components: emotional (feelings), physiological (bodily reactions), and cognitive (anxiety provoking thoughts). I’m going to embarrass myself and people will laugh at me.
The emotional component of Anxiety includes
The cognitive component of Anxiety includes
The physiological component of Anxiety includes
I want to quit my addiction and I made a detailed plan to overcome it / I made a plan to study and a detailed plan to stick to it. Two days went off as per plan and I slipped on the third day. Instead of acknowledging that I made a mistake and trying to move past it, I entirely give up on my plan.
The mental trap that I find myself in, is
(All-or-nothing thinking can easily lead to relapse.)
When we try to infer what is going on in someone's mind without asking them to clarify, this is called _______ Often it can become an unhealthy and destructive habit in relationships, because we falsely assume we know what someone is thinking or feeling when we really don't know.