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How to Practice Self-Regulation

how to practice self-regulation

In terms of emotional wellness, self-regulation is the process of controlling your thoughts, emotions and behaviors. When you self-regulate, you pause and think before taking an action related to an emotion or feeling. Everyone has self-regulation to some degree, and improving this skill can help you improve your emotional well-being. What Is Self-Regulation? Self-regulation has […]

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What Is Learned Optimism?

What Is Learned Optimism

Learned optimism is the process of recognizing and challenging pessimistic thoughts in order to develop more positive behaviors. This concept in psychology aims to help people find new ways to manage tough situations and improve their overall well-being. The term “learned optimism” comes from positive psychology, a branch of psychology founded by Dr. Martin Seligman. […]

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Five Ways to Do a Digital Detox

5 ways to do a digital detox

In addiction treatment, we consider detoxification a critical part of Recovery for many patients. People in Recovery can also benefit from a different kind of detoxification — a digital detox. By reducing your technology use, you can find new ways to improve your physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. What Is a Digital Detox? During digital […]

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Healthy Coping Skills for Difficult Situations and Emotions

Healthy Coping Skills for Difficult Situations and Emotions

During tough situations, everyone uses coping skills to manage the related emotions. Like many behaviors, coping skills can be healthy or unhealthy. While healthy coping mechanisms can help you solve the issue at hand, unhealthy coping skills can cause further harm. Anyone can benefit from learning healthy coping skills, especially during Recovery from addiction. What […]

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How to Reduce Morning Anxiety

how to reduce morning anxiety

Your alarm goes off. Instead of waking up refreshed and energized, a very different feeling kicks in — anxiety.  Anxiety is like an unwelcome visitor popping in when you least expect it. When you experience anxious thoughts or feelings in the morning, it robs your peace of mind and sets the tone for your whole […]

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