Stressful habits: Rushed Speech

Anyone who has personally faced stress; has been with someone who gets stressed or who somehow deals with stress regularly (like through volunteer work, psychotherapy, counselling, etc.) knows that stress manifests itself in many different ways in different people. Sometimes someone stressed will show just one habit of stress, but more often than not people …

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Stressful habits: Biting Your Fingernails

I want try something new, I want to start a sort of series where I talk about the various habits people who get stressed easily tend to show. Why? Because I know a lot of people get irritated with other people who show these types of habits, but they don’t realise or take the time …

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Stressful habits: Doing everything by yourself

Joseph Ferdinand Keppler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons In life, no matter who you are and no matter how much you do or get done, there will always be more work that needs to be done. Sometimes there is a lot of work to do and sometimes not so much, but no matter how much …

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Stressful Habits: Venting too much

By Oliver Tacke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/otacke/12635014673/) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons In one of my previous posts I discussed talking to someone. I talked about how sometimes just having a sympathetic ear that is willing to listen to your woes can make a really big difference and help make you feel better. However there is such a …

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Stressful habits: Trying to be perfect

I, Jina Lee [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Ever since I was young one of the few things I have heard from so called go getters is to “Strive for perfection” and “Never settle for second best.” What none of those go getters ever told me was that perfection is relative and everyone has …

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Stressful habits: Ruminating

By Michael Coghlan from Adelaide, Australia (Have I Forgotten Something?) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons In this post I am going to be talking about a habit that most stressed out people indulge in too much, ruminating. According to the Merriam – Webster online dictionary. to ruminate means “to think carefully and deeply about something.” …

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