anxiety

“What do you worry about, and how do you deal with it, Tom asks, Mishu answers

“What do you worry about, and how do you deal with it, Tom asks, Mishu answers

I worry about losing my family. Last weekend all but one of my humans went out of town. . - what about you?

FOCUS ON DOING FOR OTHERS and stop focusing on yourself ~ Mishu

FOCUS ON DOING FOR OTHERS and stop focusing on yourself ~ Mishu

So sad (and angry) about the way humans treat each other. 20-45 million in SLAVERY around the world in 2017! How can we draw attention to this?  – Mishu

How can I stop feeling bad about myself, Jo asks, Mishu answers

How can I stop feeling bad about myself, Jo asks, Mishu answers

Dear Jo:
Stop thinking about your thoughts…. being mad at yourself or worrying about feeling bad just makes it worse….  Just let yourself feel bad or think negative thoughts for a little while, & then try to move on. Let me know how it goes.  #NowIsNow

The Inside Story

Feeling bad about yourself isn’t fun, but it’s part of life sometimes. Mishu’s message is to stop feeling bad about feeling bad — it only makes it worse.

Negative emotions are a normal part of life

Everyone feels bad about themselves at some point. It’s normal. But we make it worse when we worry about our worries, or feel bad about our bad feelings.

Anxiety often takes the form of worrying not just about tangible things, but about the fact that we’re worrying. Or, if you tend to be critical of yourself, getting angry at yourself when you find yourself doing that. read more

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The Inside Story

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It’s hard for me to focus when listening to other people. What should I do, Morgan asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu

It’s hard for me to focus when listening to other people. What should I do, Morgan asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu

Dear Morgan,
Me too! I often tune out when my humans are talking because I’m thinking about my own agenda (squirrels)…. Instead of thinking about your own agenda (what you’re going to say next), try to think about repeating what the person talking to you is saying.

Related posts:

Mishu on staying focused (on squirrels)

Mishu on how to stop wasting time

Mishu on staying motivated

My Dad has been sick for a while. Do you have any advice? Luna asks, Mishu answers

My Dad has been sick for a while. Do you have any advice? Luna asks, Mishu answers

Dear Luna,
I’m sorry your Dad is sick and it’s so hard. You are doing something beautiful by caring for your father. This is something to be very proud of. Set a reminder every day to remember this, and feel proud. Maybe it will give you the strength to carry on.

Love,
Mishu

The Inside Story

Family trouble, especially an illness in the family can be very taxing. It can take a toll emotionally, physically, and financially. It can cause a lot of stress. This is especially the case when the illness is serious, lasts for a long time, prevents the sick person and even family members from working. That kind of thing is very hard for a family to deal with. read more

What do you do when you’re depressed? Alli asks, Mishu answers. #depression #DearMishu

What do you do when you’re depressed? Alli asks, Mishu answers. #depression #DearMishu

What does Mishu do when she’s depressed?

Dear Alli,

I usually just lie down and stare into space…. Yeah, that’s right, it’s normal to be depressed sometimes.  As long as it’s not all the time, just be depressed when you’re depressed.

Love,
Mishu
#DearMishu #StressedOut

The Inside Story

Mishu’s a dog. Sometimes she’s bored and looks depressed. And she just sits there and stares into space. It’s okay to do that — to sit with your sadness a little bit and feel it. read more

How do you deal with #heart break? Melissa asks, Mishu answers.  #DearMishu #hurt

How do you deal with #heart break? Melissa asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu #hurt

Dear Melissa,

Are you the kind of person who likes to be alone when you’re hurt (I do). If so – it’s okay to cuddle in a ball, get under the covers, and eat a yummy #treat. It’s also helpful to go for a walk in the woods or at the #beach by yourself — see the #beautiful world, smell it, and try to feel the possibility of #renewal….. If being with others helps you #heal, then surround yourself with loved ones and do those things with them. ….Take care, Melissa… Love, Mishu #dearmishu read more

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