Pressing Pause

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Pressing Pause

By Gabrielle Treanor

Self-Help

The top 10 most popular episodes of Pressing Pause.

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By Gabrielle Treanor

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Top 10 Episodes of Pressing Pause

Rank #1: #22 How to make your own mental health first aid kit

Jul 25 2018
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Most of us have a first aid kit for when we have a cut or bump but what about when we’re feeling mentally bashed and bruised? A mental health first aid kit is what’s need to provide comfort, support and relief when we feel emotionally beaten down. In this episode we look at: •Why we need a mental health first aid kit •What digital and physical elements to include in your kit •Making it personal and specific to you •How to use your mental health first aid kit when you’re struggling

Rank #2: #20 What are your non-negotiables?

Jul 11 2018
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We each have something in our lives that supports our mental or physical health and allows us to be the best version of ourselves so we’re better able to take care of those around us too. You may not think of this as self-care but you know that it would impact you if it vanished from your daily life. •In this episode we look at: •What a non-negotiable is •How it supports your wellbeing •Why having non-negotiables isn’t selfish •Examples of how you could already have non-negotiables

Rank #3: #19 Why you don't need to apologise for everything (including your existence)

Jul 04 2018
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Saying ‘sorry’ can become a go-to word we use when we want to get someone’s attention or ask a question, when we have nothing to apologise for. Using sorry is about more than using one word instead of another, it’s about apologising for taking up space in the world. In this episode we look at: •The different ways we use sorry when we’ve nothing to apologise for •Why it matters that we say sorry when it’s unnecessary •What words to use instead of sorry in situations where no apology

Rank #4: #18 How to deal with difficult emotions

Jun 27 2018
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When someone is having a tough time and struggling with difficult emotions, we give them compassion. Yet we find it so hard to do the same for ourselves. By practising self-compassion we drop shame and criticism and give ourselves a break. In this episode we look at: •What self-compassion is and its three key components •Why it’s essential to give ourselves compassion and how it benefits us •How to recognise when we need self-compassion and what to do

Rank #5: #17 How to get back to sleep when you wake up worrying

Jun 20 2018
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Waking up with worrisome thoughts racing around your mind is frustrating, scary and feels lonely. You’re not alone in how you feel and there are ways you can help yourself back to sleep. In this episode we look at: •Why trying to empty your mind doesn’t help •How being kind to yourself with self-compassionate phrases is a more effective calming technique •Why it’s more helpful to acknowledge rather than ignore your thoughts •An exercise you can do that will relax you to drift off back

Rank #6: #16 How to quiet your mind to fall asleep more quickly

Jun 13 2018
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It’s frustrating when you’re worn out from a busy day but when you collapse into bed your mind won’t stop whirring long enough for you to go to sleep. The more you will yourself to sleep the more elusive it becomes, and the more stressed you get. In this episode we look at: •Why sleep is a priority not a luxury •What we can learn from children’s bedtime routines •6 ways to calm your overthinking mind before you get into bed

Rank #7: #15 How to start your day feeling calm

Jun 06 2018
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Whether you’re a morning person or not you can often feel frazzled from the start, which then sets the tone for the rest of the day. Without getting up any earlier or finding more time, you can begin your day on a more positive, nourishing and calm note. In this episode we look at: •How to create positive feelings for yourself and others before you're out of bed •Incorporating supportive actions into everyday activities •Using intentions, affirmations and mantras as reminders during the day

Rank #8: #14 The damaging word every overthinker uses

May 30 2018
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There’s one word that we use all the time and by doing so make ourselves feel bad in so many ways. You should do this, you should be that, you shouldn’t feel this. Should is laden with obligation, shame and a lack of choice. But we don't have to should ourselves. In this episode we look at: •How we use ‘should’ in everyday life •What messages we give ourselves when we use it •Why we think it can help us but it’s actually harming us •What to replace ‘should’ with to give us ch

Rank #9: #13 What to do when the news feels overwhelming

May 23 2018
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While it’s important to stay up to date and informed on what’s happening locally and globally, overthinkers can become overwhelmed by news reports. In this episode we look at: •The difference between being informed and overwhelmed •How staying glued to the news doesn’t necessarily help you or those involved in the reports •The positive action you can take motivated by the news to feel less helpless •What you can do to reduce your overthinking and upset when you feel overwhelmed by new

Rank #10: #12 How meditation can help you as an overthinker

May 16 2018
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Meditation isn’t about emptying your head, sitting cross-legged in silence or spending hours chanting, and your mind wandering means you’re doing it right, not wrong! If you get lost in a spiral of thoughts and what ifs, taking a few minutes a day to meditate can really help. In this episode we look at: • What the point is in meditating • How overthinkers can benefit from it • The science behind how meditation calms and soothes us • Clearing up common confusions that are stopping you from

Top 10 Episodes of Pressing Pause

Rank #1: #22 How to make your own mental health first aid kit

Jul 25 2018
Podcast cover

Most of us have a first aid kit for when we have a cut or bump but what about when we’re feeling mentally bashed and bruised? A mental health first aid kit is what’s need to provide comfort, support and relief when we feel emotionally beaten down. In this episode we look at: •Why we need a mental health first aid kit •What digital and physical elements to include in your kit •Making it personal and specific to you •How to use your mental health first aid kit when you’re struggling

Rank #2: #20 What are your non-negotiables?

Jul 11 2018
Podcast cover

We each have something in our lives that supports our mental or physical health and allows us to be the best version of ourselves so we’re better able to take care of those around us too. You may not think of this as self-care but you know that it would impact you if it vanished from your daily life. •In this episode we look at: •What a non-negotiable is •How it supports your wellbeing •Why having non-negotiables isn’t selfish •Examples of how you could already have non-negotiables

Rank #3: #19 Why you don't need to apologise for everything (including your existence)

Jul 04 2018
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Saying ‘sorry’ can become a go-to word we use when we want to get someone’s attention or ask a question, when we have nothing to apologise for. Using sorry is about more than using one word instead of another, it’s about apologising for taking up space in the world. In this episode we look at: •The different ways we use sorry when we’ve nothing to apologise for •Why it matters that we say sorry when it’s unnecessary •What words to use instead of sorry in situations where no apology

Rank #4: #18 How to deal with difficult emotions

Jun 27 2018
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When someone is having a tough time and struggling with difficult emotions, we give them compassion. Yet we find it so hard to do the same for ourselves. By practising self-compassion we drop shame and criticism and give ourselves a break. In this episode we look at: •What self-compassion is and its three key components •Why it’s essential to give ourselves compassion and how it benefits us •How to recognise when we need self-compassion and what to do

Rank #5: #17 How to get back to sleep when you wake up worrying

Jun 20 2018
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Waking up with worrisome thoughts racing around your mind is frustrating, scary and feels lonely. You’re not alone in how you feel and there are ways you can help yourself back to sleep. In this episode we look at: •Why trying to empty your mind doesn’t help •How being kind to yourself with self-compassionate phrases is a more effective calming technique •Why it’s more helpful to acknowledge rather than ignore your thoughts •An exercise you can do that will relax you to drift off back

Rank #6: #16 How to quiet your mind to fall asleep more quickly

Jun 13 2018
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It’s frustrating when you’re worn out from a busy day but when you collapse into bed your mind won’t stop whirring long enough for you to go to sleep. The more you will yourself to sleep the more elusive it becomes, and the more stressed you get. In this episode we look at: •Why sleep is a priority not a luxury •What we can learn from children’s bedtime routines •6 ways to calm your overthinking mind before you get into bed

Rank #7: #15 How to start your day feeling calm

Jun 06 2018
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Whether you’re a morning person or not you can often feel frazzled from the start, which then sets the tone for the rest of the day. Without getting up any earlier or finding more time, you can begin your day on a more positive, nourishing and calm note. In this episode we look at: •How to create positive feelings for yourself and others before you're out of bed •Incorporating supportive actions into everyday activities •Using intentions, affirmations and mantras as reminders during the day

Rank #8: #14 The damaging word every overthinker uses

May 30 2018
Podcast cover

There’s one word that we use all the time and by doing so make ourselves feel bad in so many ways. You should do this, you should be that, you shouldn’t feel this. Should is laden with obligation, shame and a lack of choice. But we don't have to should ourselves. In this episode we look at: •How we use ‘should’ in everyday life •What messages we give ourselves when we use it •Why we think it can help us but it’s actually harming us •What to replace ‘should’ with to give us ch

Rank #9: #13 What to do when the news feels overwhelming

May 23 2018
Podcast cover

While it’s important to stay up to date and informed on what’s happening locally and globally, overthinkers can become overwhelmed by news reports. In this episode we look at: •The difference between being informed and overwhelmed •How staying glued to the news doesn’t necessarily help you or those involved in the reports •The positive action you can take motivated by the news to feel less helpless •What you can do to reduce your overthinking and upset when you feel overwhelmed by new

Rank #10: #12 How meditation can help you as an overthinker

May 16 2018
Podcast cover

Meditation isn’t about emptying your head, sitting cross-legged in silence or spending hours chanting, and your mind wandering means you’re doing it right, not wrong! If you get lost in a spiral of thoughts and what ifs, taking a few minutes a day to meditate can really help. In this episode we look at: • What the point is in meditating • How overthinkers can benefit from it • The science behind how meditation calms and soothes us • Clearing up common confusions that are stopping you from