We may be halfway through the first month of 2017, but it’s not too late to make that New Year’s Resolution. ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’ you might be saying.
We tend to think of perfectionism as a good thing. "Perfectionists,” in the usual sense of the word, are people who set high standards for themselves and work hard to achieve success.
One of the concepts I have found super helpful, for both people struggling with anxiety disorders as well as their loved ones, is the idea that we each have a feeling brain and a thinking brain.
Anxiety. Many of us know the feeling. You begin to worry about some future event. Before long, you have butterflies in your chest and the muscles in your shoulders begin to tense up. You find yourself feeling irritable and restless, talking rapidly, feeling trapped.