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It’s Time to Stop Anxiously Attacking Your Problems

A therapist explains how to stay calm and thoughtful about challenges.

Photo: Natalia Gdovskaia/EyeEm/Getty Images

When a person is struggling with their mental health, they usually feel like they aren’t doing enough. Often the opposite is true — they are trying so hard to solve their problems, that they leave no space for flexibility, creativity, or self-compassion.




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Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith is a therapist and author of the book Everything Isn’t Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down.

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