15 Easy Techniques to Strengthen Your Mind, Master Emotional Regulation, Embrace Self-Acceptance … Your New and Happy Life

Growth Series Book 4

Are you someone who must constantly battle your mind and wage war against your emotions just to feel right on the inside?

Do you wish you could find a way to quickly and easily get your mood back to a state of serene balance when life throws you a curveball?

One of the big issues with mental health is that it seems like you're the only one who can really do anything about it, and that's largely true. The problem is that when you think about someone with a broken leg, no one in the world would expect them to set it themselves, heal overnight, and then get back to work on Monday morning. That would be insane and unrealistic, and if you tried to force them to do it regardless of those two points of view, it would be cruel. Mental health is a different animal that's also treated very differently.

I'll be the first to admit that more and more people out there are so much more open and kinder than society would have been 20 years ago, but there's still a long way to go. Not least of all, because our ability to treat mental health personally is still very much in its infancy. What works wonders for someone may do nothing for another, and what worked for you yesterday may leave you still in despair tomorrow.

Rather than seeing this as a reason to throw the towel in and give up, I want you to see it as a reason to go out there and find another approach. Thousands of others just like you already have, and they're doing it thanks to a resource that really is life-changing.

Happiness Returns: The Self-Care and Self-Compassion Workbook is the secret guide I want to introduce you to so that you can live on your own terms, regardless of what the world tries to throw at you.

Inside Happiness Returns: The Self Care and Self Compassion Workbook, you're going to learn about:

  • The benefits of practicing self-compassion
  • The link between self-esteem and self-compassion
  • The brain and happiness
  • If it's possible to find true happiness
  • The elements of mindful self-compassion
  • Strategies for improving your self-esteem
  • Regulating your moods and emotions
  • Dealing with depression
  • Building resilience
  • Practicing self-care
  • And a whole lot more!

Even if you feel overwhelmed or are a busy bee with no break, the exercises in this workbook will bring you inner peace and joy. Start your journey towards a happier you.

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Part One: Understanding Relationship Anxiety 

In this part, you’ll be obtaining an in-depth understanding of:

  • The anxiety and overthinking cycle
  • The possible causes of anxiety and overthinking
  • The impact of anxiety and overthinking on your relationship

And in doing so, you’ll not only begin to understand relationship anxiety, but you’ll also be able to recognize the signs of relationship anxiety in yourself and/or your partner, as well as identify and understand the negative impact anxiety and overthinking has had (and/or is having) on your life and your relationship.

This will serve as a guide in taking that critical first step in rewiring your anxious brain and repairing the damage anxiety and overthinking might have had on you, your partner, and your relationship.

Chapter One: The Anxiety and Overthinking Cycle 

“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,

But a good word makes it glad.”

—Proverbs 12:25

Laura found herself trapped in a never-ending cycle of anxiety and overthinking. Her thoughts seemed to have a life of their own, always dissecting scenarios and scrutinizing every little nuance of her conversations. She would analyze texts, look for underlying meanings, and repeat conversations in her brain, questioning every word she spoke. Her relationship with Mark started to suffer as a result of her incessant mental chatter, which always left her worn out and on edge.

You might think that you know what anxiety is: that person who always has sweaty palms, never makes eye contact, and just can’t seem to be able to face a crowd—right? Actually, that’s not quite it.

“Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come” (Holland, 2022). According to the American Psychological Association (the APA), “Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure” (n.d.).

At one point or another, everyone has experienced anxiety. For example, you may worry and feel anxious if you have an important presentation to make, before taking an exam, or before making a life-changing decision. When this happens occasionally, it’s quite normal and happens to the best of us. However, when it occurs too frequently, prevents you from living a normal life, and causes you to avoid situations (like missing school or faking an illness so you don’t have to give a speech at your friend’s wedding), then it could be that you have an anxiety disorder.

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