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Mental Health
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                                     Everybody deals with stress and anxiety however our anxieties can sometimes get the best of us. It’s important to know how to cope with your anxieties and fears if they get out of control.
With this in mind, here are some tips that a person can use to help manage their daily stresses and anxieties.
encountering thoughts that make you fearful or depressed, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and com- mon sense. Focus on the reality of your situation and not on your thoughts.
1. Take a break. Sometimes, we get stressed out when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a per- son should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem.
5. Divide your activities into sep- arate steps. When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, divide the task into a series of smaller steps and then complete each of the smaller tasks one step at a time. Completing these small- er activities will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.
A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.
2. Carry a small notebook of pos- itive statements with you. Whenever you come across an affirmation that makes you feel good, write it down in a small notebook and carry it around in your pocket. Whenever you feel anx- ious, open up your small notebook and read those statements.
6. Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your depression and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem.
3: You can’t predict the future.
While the consequences of a particular fear may seem real, there are usually other factors that cannot be anticipated and can affect the results of any situ- ation. We may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.
Stan Popovich is the author of
the popular managing fear book, “A Layman’s Guide To Managing Fear.” For more information about Stan’s book and to get some free mental health advice, please visit Stan’s web- site at
4. Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When
Stan Popovich, Special to Senior Times MANAGE YOUR DAILY
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OUR GOAL is to provide purposeful living solutions to persons who need assistance. The need may be long- term or short-term, medical care or day care.
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• Activities, Music and Outings.
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 1150 E. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49014 (269) 962-5458
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Fortunately, that’s our speciality.
CARING for someone experiencing memory loss can be difficult. That’s why we employ experts who really understand and have a passion for caring for those who live with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
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