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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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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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Rank #1: #37 How to feel more at ease when you’re away from home

Dec 12 2018
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Being away from home, however lovely a place you’re staying in or however lovely the people are, it can bring up feelings of vulnerability, stress and worry. Creating a sense of home from home can help you to feel more relaxed and comfortable. In this episode we look at: • Why we can struggle when we’re away from home • The practical action we can take, whatever the circumstances, to help ourselves feel more calm, secure and present • I share how I create my own sense of home away from home

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Rank #2: #28 Who's on your team?

Oct 10 2018
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How can a group of people who we may never meet because they’re famous, been dead hundreds of years or are fictional characters be a source of inspiration and support? By creating your own imaginary advisory board. In this episode we look at: • What is an imaginary inspirational advisory board • How it can help when you’re feeling stuck, challenged or low • How to choose who belongs on your board • Who’s on my own cheerleading team

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Rank #3: #4 How to take micro mindful moments in your day

Mar 19 2018
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Mindfulness helps us to slow down our overthinking brains, 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

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Rank #4: #5 Dealing with the social media comparison trap

Mar 27 2018
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As we scroll through social media we can make up stories about what we see. This can lead to feelings of comparison, dissatisfaction and sadness. Being mindful can help you to notice the impact social media is having on you. In this episode we look at: •The kinds of stories we tell ourselves about other people’s posts •How to recognise the comparison trap •How to challenge the stories we tell ourselves •How mindfulness helps create a healthier relationship with social media

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Rank #5: #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

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Rank #6: #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

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Rank #7: #27 We all want to be happy, or do we?

Oct 03 2018
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You’d think happiness is a straight forward topic to talk about but the word itself can mean very different things to different people. In this episode we look at: • Two different kinds of happiness • How much influence we have over how happy we are • How it relates to negative emotions • The fear we feel about being happy

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Rank #8: #6 How to disrupt the overthinking cycle

Apr 03 2018
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While you’re replaying the same thoughts over and over again you’re lost in your head ruminating, worrying and what if-ing. It’s exhausting and stressful and it can feel really hard to break free of this overthinking vortex. But it is possible. 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 this cycle with one simple technique that you can do anywhere, any time

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Rank #9: #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

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Rank #10: #3 The life-changing power of feeling grateful

Mar 17 2018
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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

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Rank #11: #30 The questions to ask yourself when you’re overthinking, part 1

Oct 24 2018
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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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Rank #12: #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

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Rank #13: #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

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Rank #14: #11 How overthinkers can take care of themselves

May 09 2018
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There’s a lot of confusion over self-care – it’s more than bubble baths, it isn’t selfish and it’s not about putting yourself first. Taking care of your needs as well as caring for everyone else makes you better able to spend less time lost in raking over the past and what if-ing the future. In this episode we look at: • What self-care is • And what self-care is not • Where you may already be practising self-care • The benefits of practising self-care to you as an overthinker, and to

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Rank #15: #10: What to do when you feel overwhelmed

May 02 2018
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Overwhelm likes to take on different guises so it can get a firm hold on you without you 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 nex

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Rank #1: #37 How to feel more at ease when you’re away from home

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Being away from home, however lovely a place you’re staying in or however lovely the people are, it can bring up feelings of vulnerability, stress and worry. Creating a sense of home from home can help you to feel more relaxed and comfortable. In this episode we look at: • Why we can struggle when we’re away from home • The practical action we can take, whatever the circumstances, to help ourselves feel more calm, secure and present • I share how I create my own sense of home away from home

Dec 12 2018
9 mins
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Rank #2: #28 Who's on your team?

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How can a group of people who we may never meet because they’re famous, been dead hundreds of years or are fictional characters be a source of inspiration and support? By creating your own imaginary advisory board. In this episode we look at: • What is an imaginary inspirational advisory board • How it can help when you’re feeling stuck, challenged or low • How to choose who belongs on your board • Who’s on my own cheerleading team

Oct 10 2018
8 mins
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Rank #3: #4 How to take micro mindful moments in your day

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Mindfulness helps us to slow down our overthinking brains, 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

Mar 19 2018
7 mins
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Rank #4: #5 Dealing with the social media comparison trap

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As we scroll through social media we can make up stories about what we see. This can lead to feelings of comparison, dissatisfaction and sadness. Being mindful can help you to notice the impact social media is having on you. In this episode we look at: •The kinds of stories we tell ourselves about other people’s posts •How to recognise the comparison trap •How to challenge the stories we tell ourselves •How mindfulness helps create a healthier relationship with social media

Mar 27 2018
9 mins
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Rank #5: #15 How to start your day feeling calm

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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

Jun 06 2018
8 mins
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Rank #6: #20 What are your non-negotiables?

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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

Jul 11 2018
8 mins
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Rank #7: #27 We all want to be happy, or do we?

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You’d think happiness is a straight forward topic to talk about but the word itself can mean very different things to different people. In this episode we look at: • Two different kinds of happiness • How much influence we have over how happy we are • How it relates to negative emotions • The fear we feel about being happy

Oct 03 2018
9 mins
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Rank #8: #6 How to disrupt the overthinking cycle

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While you’re replaying the same thoughts over and over again you’re lost in your head ruminating, worrying and what if-ing. It’s exhausting and stressful and it can feel really hard to break free of this overthinking vortex. But it is possible. 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 this cycle with one simple technique that you can do anywhere, any time

Apr 03 2018
10 mins
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Rank #9: #17 How to get back to sleep when you wake up worrying

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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

Jun 20 2018
9 mins
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Rank #10: #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

Mar 17 2018
10 mins
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Rank #11: #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

Oct 24 2018
7 mins
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Rank #12: #14 The damaging word every overthinker uses

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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

May 30 2018
8 mins
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Rank #13: #22 How to make your own mental health first aid kit

Podcast cover
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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

Jul 25 2018
10 mins
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Rank #14: #11 How overthinkers can take care of themselves

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There’s a lot of confusion over self-care – it’s more than bubble baths, it isn’t selfish and it’s not about putting yourself first. Taking care of your needs as well as caring for everyone else makes you better able to spend less time lost in raking over the past and what if-ing the future. In this episode we look at: • What self-care is • And what self-care is not • Where you may already be practising self-care • The benefits of practising self-care to you as an overthinker, and to

May 09 2018
8 mins
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Rank #15: #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 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 nex

May 02 2018
10 mins
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