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Pressing Pause

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With Pressing Pause you will discover how to quieten your overthinking and overworrying mind, spend less time lost in your thoughts and more time enjoying your life as it is right now. Gabrielle Treanor, writer and teacher specialising in overthinking, shares ideas and inspiration from positive psychology, along with practical mindfulness and self-care techniques, actions and tools to empower you to lower your stress, build your resilience, feel more optimistic, improve your wellbeing and, ultimately, overthink less and enjoy life more. For more information, resources and courses go to https://gabrielletreanor.com.

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With Pressing Pause you will discover how to quieten your overthinking and overworrying mind, spend less time lost in your thoughts and more time enjoying your life as it is right now. Gabrielle Treanor, writer and teacher specialising in overthinking, shares ideas and inspiration from positive psychology, along with practical mindfulness and self-care techniques, actions and tools to empower you to lower your stress, build your resilience, feel more optimistic, improve your wellbeing and, ultimately, overthink less and enjoy life more. For more information, resources and courses go to https://gabrielletreanor.com.

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Cover image of Pressing Pause

Pressing Pause

Updated about 1 month ago

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With Pressing Pause you will discover how to quieten your overthinking and overworrying mind, spend less time lost in your thoughts and more time enjoying your life as it is right now. Gabrielle Treanor, writer and teacher specialising in overthinking, shares ideas and inspiration from positive psychology, along with practical mindfulness and self-care techniques, actions and tools to empower you to lower your stress, build your resilience, feel more optimistic, improve your wellbeing and, ultimately, overthink less and enjoy life more. For more information, resources and courses go to https://gabrielletreanor.com.

Rank #1: #41 How fear of failure shows up and what to do about it

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A fear of failure can take on different disguises including perfectionism and procrastination, it can stop us from doing what we want and realising our full potential, and knowing how to deal with it can be incredibly tricky.

In this episode we look at:

  • Why being scared of failure feeling different to when we fail
  • How it can show up for each of us
  • My own fear of failure (this makes me feel pretty vulnerable!)
  • The process we can work through to help ourselves

Resources:

  • Feel confident, calm and capable, and live the life you want by working with me one-to-one, find out more here
Jan 30 2019
11 mins
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Rank #2: #30 The questions to ask yourself when you’re overthinking, part 1

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This is the first of a two-parter where I share with you five powerful questions that you can ask yourself when your brain is spiralling off into overthinking and you want to calm the thought whirlwind.

In this episode we look at:

  • How you can challenge your overthinking through asking yourself powerful questions
  • How the stories you tell yourself keeps you stuck in overthinking
  • My favourite question to give yourself a different perspective

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Oct 24 2018
7 mins
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Rank #3: #35 The one little word that can change how we think and feel

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The mindset with which we approach challenges or difficulties in life can make us feel stuck or like a failure, or it can open us up to possibilities. While some of us may begin life with a predominantly fixed mindset there is one little word that can help us move to a growth mindset.

In this episode we look at:

  • What fixed and growth mindsets are from the leading authority on them
  • How focusing on our ability or effort affects our mindset
  • The one little word that can make all the difference and how to make use of it

Resources

  • Mindset: Changing the way you think to fulfil your potentialby Carol Dweck
  • Episode 34: How to cultivate optimism and boost your productivity in seven steps
  • Discover how to be free of your overthinking and address your specific challenges by working with me one-to-one. The special introductory offer on my coaching services ends before Christmas, find out more here
Nov 28 2018
10 mins
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Rank #4: #3 The life-changing power of feeling grateful

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Savouring the good stuff and making a point every day to appreciate the little things in life can have a real and powerful positive impact on your life.

In this episode we look at:

  • What being thankful, grateful and appreciative is and what it is not
  • What gratitude practice is and how you can do it
  • The benefits of regular gratitude practice as shown by positive psychology research
  • How I’ve made thankfulness part of daily life and the difference it’s made to me

Resources

  • Books on gratitude: Gratitude Works! By Robert Emmons and The Gratitude Diaries by Janice Kaplan
  • Write in a gratitude journal like these from the green gables or Kikki.K
  • Gratitude apps: What’s Good: Daily Gratitude, Happijar
  • Take photos of what you’re thankful for and share on Instagram with #savouringhappiness, #capturinggratitude, #thehappynew or #thisjoyfulmoment
  • Join my e-course, A Thankful Heart, to learn how to appreciate all aspects of your life, create your own gratitude habit, reduce your stress, build your resilience and enjoy life more
Mar 17 2018
10 mins
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Rank #5: #6 How to disrupt the overthinking cycle

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While you’re replaying the same thoughts over and over and over again you’re lost in your head ruminating and what if-ing and worrying and overthinking. It’s exhausting and stressful and it can feel really hard to break free of this overthinking vortex. But it is possible. Not by trying not to think but by directing your attention elsewhere.

In this episode we look at:

  • What is rumination
  • How it feels to be stuck in overthinking and overworrying
  • Why trying not to think doesn’t work
  • How to disrupt the cycle of overthinking with one simple technique that you can do anywhere, any time
Apr 03 2018
10 mins
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Rank #6: #24 When real life lets you down

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Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan, it fails to live up to our expectations and the result can really suck. And yet we continue to will it to be different which keeps us stuck in the frustration and upset. So what can we do?

In this episode we look at:

  • How life not living up to our expectations ramps up overthinking and stress levels
  • How our response and reaction play a key role
  • What we do and don’t have control over in these situations
  • The four steps we can take to deal with life letting us down

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Sep 12 2018
9 mins
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Rank #7: #45 Being afraid to feel truly happy

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To some the idea that you’d be afraid to feel happy sounds absurd but not to the overthinker. The fear of being utterly content and joy-filled is real because it’s accompanied by the thought of what if this all goes away?

In this episode we look at:

  • Why we feel so scared to be happy
  • How we think we’re protecting ourselves by reining in how joyful we feel
  • What foreboding joy is really doing
  • What we can do to allow ourselves to release the fear and feel the joy we want to

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Feb 27 2019
9 mins
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Rank #8: #5 Dealing with the social media comparison trap

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As we scroll through social media we can find ourselves making up stories about what we see in other people’s posts. This can lead us into the comparison trap and to feeling dissatisfied, irritated, tense, sad and question ourselves and how we live our lives. Being mindful of how you feel before you open the apps, and checking in with yourself while you scroll can help you to notice what impact social media is having on you.

In this episode we look at:

  • The kinds of stories we tell ourselves about other people’s social media posts
  • How to recognise when you’re falling into comparison trap
  • What to do to challenge the social media stories we tell ourselves
  • How mindfulness can help us to create a healthier relationship with social media
Mar 27 2018
9 mins
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Rank #9: #10: What to do when you feel overwhelmed

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Overwhelm likes to take on different guises so it can get a firm hold on you without you even realising. It shows up as a lack of focus, an inability to know what to do next, as a lack of patience, as pessimism, lethargy and apathy along with plenty of other feelings that make you want to hide under the duvet.

In this episode we look at:

  • The sneaky signs that you’re in overwhelm
  • What are the common causes
  • What you can do to help yourself feel better
  • How you can reduce its impact on you next time

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Episode 8: Calm your mind and open your eyes with a mindful walk

May 02 2018
10 mins
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Rank #10: #43 Build self-belief with the messages you give yourself

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We give ourselves messages all the time, often negative ones, through our internal monologue so why not harness these powerful messages to help ourselves build self-belief?

In this episode we look at:

  • The belief statements or affirmations you already use, even if you haven’t realised it
  • How to create new powerful, positive belief statements
  • What affirmations can and can’t do for you
  • How to use affirmations or belief statements in daily life

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Feb 13 2019
11 mins
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Rank #11: #42 What’s really going on with our busy lives

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Being busy has become our default but why are we so busy? What does it mean for our self-worth if we’re busy or, if we’re not? What impact does our busyness have on us and what can we do to reduce our busyness and increase the joy we feel?

In this episode we look at:

  • What fears lie behind our busyness
  • The ‘little’ ways we make our lives busier
  • The difference between real work and busy work
  • Five steps we can take to be less busy and enjoy life more

Resources:

  • Episode 14: The damaging word every overthinker uses
  • Secrets of Productive Peopleby Mark Forster
  • Get the focused support you’re looking for to feel more confident, calm and capable by working with me one-to-one, find out more here
Feb 06 2019
10 mins
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Rank #12: #31 The questions to ask yourself when you’re overthinking, part 2

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This is the second of a two-parter where I share with you five powerful questions that you can ask yourself when your brain is spiralling off into overthinking and you want to calm the thought whirlwind.

In this episode we look at:

  • How asking yourself powerful questions can help you to challenge your overthinking
  • How a question can spark an idea to help yourself
  • Why sometimes looking ahead can give you perspective right now
  • What to ask yourself to pull yourself out of a panicky overthinking spiral

Resources

Oct 31 2018
9 mins
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Rank #13: #4 How to take micro mindful moments in your day

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There’s a lot of talk about mindfulness and with good reason. Mindfulness helps us to slow down our overthinking brains, to let go of rehashing what’s already happened or imagining what could or could not happen next. To just be here, in this moment, in what’s real in our lives right now without judging it or trying to change it.

In this episode we look at:

  • What mindfulness is
  • What the benefits are of practising mindfulness
  • How mindfulness reduces how stressed we feel and gets us out of worrying mode
  • How to take a micro mindful moment
  • How mindfulness can be integrated into our day rather than added to it

Resources

  • Books on mindfulness: Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
  • Meditation apps: Mindfulness, Headspace, Calm, and Buddhify
Mar 19 2018
7 mins
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Rank #14: #9 The truth about controlling worry

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Overthinkers often believe that if you can have everything in life planned out and organised, know what’s happening where, when, how and with whom, then you’ll be able to stop worrying. If only it was really true. Trying to keep control of everything doesn’t stop you worrying so it’s time we took a different approach.

In this episode we look at:

  • What wanting to be in total control looks like
  • The role of What If
  • How trying to keep control won’t make worrying disappear
  • How to recognise when you’re in controlling mode
  • What to do to loosen your controlling grip
Apr 25 2018
9 mins
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Rank #15: #34 How to cultivate optimism and boost your positivity in seven steps

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How you feel about the expectations you have of life, yourself, other people, challenges, affects how positive or negative your reality is. Even if you feel you’re naturally pessimistic there are actions you can take to cultivate optimism and improve the reality of your day to day life.

In this episode we look at:

  • A study that shows how your expectations impact how you feel and behave
  • How your optimistic or pessimistic attitude changes how you see the world but not reality itself
  • Seven actions you can take to cultivate optimism

Resources

  • Episode 21: Why overthinkers are so good at striving (and why that’s not such a good thing)
  • Episode 22: How to make your own mental health first aid kit
  • Episode 14: The damaging word every overthinker uses
  • The special introductory offer on my coaching services ends before Christmas, find out more here
Nov 21 2018
9 mins
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