Anxiety and Hyper Thinking

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorderJason talks about the concept of hyper thinking, which includes overthinking and catastrophizing, but is so much more. At slow speeds, it’s a constant feeder of curiosity. At its highest speed, it’s debilitating, but you might be surprised what he would change about it.

 


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Anxiety, Walking Towards Fear and Finding It

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorderJason talks more about the practice of walking towards what scares him to help reduce the fear that might happen the next time. But this time, Jason found a lot more than what he expected and what was going to be a simple exercise to overcome the fear of hiking alone, turned into something bigger and scarier. This post may contain affiliate links, thank you!


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  • Living somewhere that he can get out into nature and do things like hike and rock climb, and camp.

  • Having a job that gives him the freedom to spend his time doing things like this.

  • Not turning into a local newspaper headline “Local hiker falls to death while attempting solo hike on a fear quest.”

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Anxiety and Walking Towards Fear

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorder

Jason talks about the spectrum of feelings related to anxiety, that aren’t always just being in a state of panic. Using the example of a caveman facing a bear, he talks about the approach of walking towards fear and how it helped him deal with some of his greatest fears, including one that almost everyone feels and on that may be a big surprise. This post may contain affiliate links, thank you!


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  • All of the fear and pain and anxiety he’s felt over the years (you read that right)

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Anxiety, Triggers, and Self-Care

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Jason lets us in on a secret about the episode. He also starts to talk about different types of triggers and how the reaction to each is different. Finally, he gives tips on making self-care a priority and how he tries to make sure it happens, even with a busy schedule. This post contains affiliate links, thank you!


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  • Just getting the show out

  • Friends & family who reached out for support

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Anxiety, Surviving Today, and Setting Goals

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Jason talks about setting several types of goal setting including some to survive for the next few seconds, some to help build yourself up, and some to really challenge your fears. He even talks about his BHAG. This post contains affiliate links, thank you!


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Anxiety, Support, and Being an Anxiety Ally

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Jason talks about the do’s and don’ts of supporting someone with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. He lists some of the biggest mistakes he sees people make when trying to be helpful, what you shouldn’t say to someone with mental health struggles, and his top 10 things to do to actually be helpful.

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Top 10 Things You Can Do To Be An Ally

1. Listen
2. Be patient
3. Tell someone you care
4. Play the long game
5. Give a hug (with consent)
6. Be the safe person
7. Educate yourself
8. Speak up
9. Don’t Judge
10. Listen – I know I already listed this but it’s so important I listed it twice.

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• Everyone who is at least trying to be helpful

Anxiety, Having Kids, and Being a Parent

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorderJason talks about being away for a bit, about imposter syndrome, and about the anxiety and added pressures of raising completely independent and healthy human beings. Along with the fear of messing it all up, there’s the added distress of potentially passing on anxiety to your kids and giving them the curse we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemies. From Infant to adult, raising kids while suffering through anxiety adds an entirely different level of stress and anxiety.

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Imposter Syndrome video

Imposter Syndrome Article, Psychology Today

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    • His family

    • Thank you, Nikki!

Anxiety, Technology, & the Digital Diet, Part 1

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorderJason talks about anxiety, putting himself on a digital diet, eliminating the negative and focusing on the positive. Jason also shares some of his favorite sites and apps to help with anxiety, depression and just stress in general.

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