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Alice Boyes Ph.D.
Calm your ruminating mind by understanding these common triggers.
Use these questions to help yourself feel better and decide on a clear path forward when you're stressed.
Learning to identify your specific emotions can help your mental health.
Do you sometimes feel anxious about your work skills or performance?
When you feel anxious, compassionate self-talk can help you make better choices. Here are three approaches that can help.
Effective self-talk can help you make resilient, nurturing choices when feeling uncomfortable emotions.
Coping skills for eliminating unnecessary anxiety and suffering.
Misunderstanding emotions leads to mismanaging them. Learn how correcting these mistakes can help you feel calmer and become more skillful.
If you need a break from feeling anxiety, try one of these strategies.
Show courage, make change, and use your power to its fullest extent. Specific strategies for how to rise to the occasion rather than stumble.
When you're stressed, enact your values more rather than less. Here's how.
Ways people misunderstand anxiety that get in the way of optimal coping.
Here are some ways to understand your inner experience of anxiety—and tips for when anxiety is burning you out.
Sleeplessness stinks. Here's what you can do when it strikes.
Don't let stress rob you of the peace you deserve.
Habit formation doesn't need to feel boring or punishing.
There are many ways to regulate yourself. Here's how to find the best strategies for you.
So you're not cool, calm, and collected? Here's what to do.
A heuristic rule removes the decision-making, and because it creates a habit, specific behavior starts to require less self-control over time.
Small habits can make your life run smoother.
Are you infuriated by any of these common tips?
Self-care, and even therapy, aren't complete solutions to mental health and illness.
Overparenting is pervasive but you can (and should) buck the trend.
Anxiety can be relationship sabotaging, but it doesn't have to be.
How to be more open to all your emotions, and why.
Some habits are far easier than stopping before you've eaten too much ice cream.
Painful experiences can lead to psychological growth in specific ways.
Don't make this error in understanding how to form good habits.
Self-care advice to do more might not be what you need.
Picking up and dropping habits can be beneficial, not a habit failure.
Alice Boyes, Ph.D., translates principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and social psychology into tips people can use in their everyday lives.