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How Do You Deal With Ageism From Boss
Talk: If you can, speak to your boss about how you feel. If you don't feel comfortable doing that or it doesn't help, talk to your boss' supervisor or the hr manager at your company. Keep a written record of what happened -- date, time, who said what. If nothing helps, get a referral to your company's eap (employee assistance program) if it has one, or contact legal aid. Age discrimination is illegal. ...Read more
Exercise: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Groups and Goals: Feeling lonely from time to time is not uncommon. If you find yourself feeling this way day after day without relief it might be the sign of something more serious going like, like depression. A trained mental health professional can help you sort this out. In the meantime here are a few tips: 1) Join an group that interests you 2) Set a goal (e.g., finding one person to have coffee with a week) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just say NO: If you give them a warning that they are to stop and they don't, report the problem to a supervisor in writing and make sure the supervisor acknowledges your letter in writing and the action to be taken. There are laws against sexual harrassment. ...Read more
One of the most...: healthy things you can do is to seek support from your friends & family. Our society often pushes men to be "tough." This may prompt you to assume that you have to get over the relationship quickly. This simply isn't the case. Take as long as you need to. You might also benefit from finding a good therapist to talk things out with you. A trained, supportive ear can make a huge difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Are you anxious about every day stuff or particular events?Generally, it's good to know what makes you anxious. Practice relaxation, mediation, guided imagery (you can google it); keep a diary of the events when you happen to be anxious -- what happened (the event), thoughts you had; things you've done to decrease anxiety; how you body responded (where did it feel in your body). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1-Lifestyle, 2-Meds: There are many different lifestyle changes that can improve anxiety. Dietary changes can include staying away from caffeine and other stimulants. Lifestyle changes that help overall anxiety and reoccurring bouts include exercising regularly and meditating daily. Medications that reduce anxiety can also help - consult with a psychiatrist or your primary care doctor to discuss risks and benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay calm : If someone, anyone, can "push your buttons, " that person has way too much power over you. No one should be able to make you mad or upset. You must find a way to remain calm, if need be, remove yourself from the situation until you can come back in control of your emotions. If this persists, you may need a good therapist or counsellor for more help. Good luck. ...Read more
Better groups: Finding mentors and groups of people who are trusted and somewhat parental helps a great deal. Seek out what you need in others if parents are unavailable, especially if you're an adult. ...Read more
If you currently : Are under treatment by a psychiatrist or psychologist - discuss a possible exemption recommendation from the provider due to this condition. ...Read more
5 Stressbusters: 5 great ways to destress any time: 1. Lunch meditations - can find them on youtube, or podcasts 2. Humor - laughter lower stress hormones & improves mood among other things 3. Exercise - physical activity releases endorphins that calm the mind & body 4. Take a walk - go outside (weather permitting) & take a short walk during your break. 5. Take 5 - just take 5 minutes in a quiet place & breathe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: How to treat depression is based on what is the cause/source of depression. Is something happening in your environment that is causing your depression or is it genetic. Isolation from friends or isolation/withdrawal from people is a symptom of depression. Seek an experienced therapist to help you problem solve if you continue to have trouble. ...Read more
CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Question: Many of us have been in situations in which someone in authority has dealt with us in an intimidating way. One alternative would be to simply talk with the individual to make sure he/she is aware of how you are experiencing the interaction. In a work setting, you also have the option of utilizing your human resources department. You could also consider involving a neutral third party. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An assertiveness : Book, such as "when i say no, i feel guilty, " might help. A mental health professional could help you learn what you fear about confrontation and how to overcome that. Most people find confrontation distressing, but handling it is a skill that can be learned. ...Read more
Unknown: Mostly what we fear is the unknown. Become informed. Use the internet for information, but take everything with a grain of salt. Talk to Orthodontic patients who will tell you there may be some transient mild discomfort, but frank pain is very unusual. Schedule time to sit and talk with an Orthodontic Specialist, and go in with a written list of questions. Take it one small step at a time. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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