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Whenever you encounter a difficulty in life, whatever the problem, somebody has been there before you. I’m not out to disillusion you, but however unique you feel in your struggles, thousands if not millions of people have passed that way before you.

That’s good because it means that, whatever it is that’s bothering you, if not commonplace it is at least familiar to someone somewhere.

If it’s an illness that means someone knows how to treat it, if its something less tangible, like existential angst, feeling unfulfilled, or wanting to know the ‘right’ thing to do… there are ways of getting information and advice to reduce the uncertainty, frustration, fear or whatever, because many people have already been there and lived through it.

Dramatising our concerns and worries just gives them more power over us. The opposite of this is normalising. If you haven’t already done so, try it.

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When sleep eludes us it can be frustrating and worrying, which only makes things worse. You’ll find plenty of advice on sleeping because it’s a common problem.

If you suffer in this way you don’t have to. Here are a couple of ideas and a link to more info. And remember to do something useful rather than worrying about not sleeping.

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Busy, or Just Neurotic?

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Most people seem to be rushing about. Some seem to think that being busy is a badge of honour; they can wait to tell others just how busy they are. This is a personal choice, but it can be unwise because it is counter-productive. Getting a lot done is not the same as being busy. […]

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