Olympic Athletes Have Some Crazy Anxiety Dreams

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Everyone Has Anxiety Dreams. Olympic Athletes Have Olympic-Size Ones U.S. winter Olympians — whose sports can defy gravity and involve breakneck speeds on snow and ice — share some of their most common nightmares in a special NPR Up First podcast from Pyeongchang

MELISSA BLOCK, NPR
FEBRUARY 7, 2018, 1:18 PM
Olympic athletes have some crazy anxiety dreams.
Here are a few of the big questions hovering over the Pyeongchang Olympics, about to get underway in South Korea.

 

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Overcoming Your Manic, Late Night, Emotional, Compulsive, Eating Habits – Strategically

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How to bounce back from a slip in discipline.

Daniel Thomas Hind
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10:05pm. The doorbell rings.

Reflexively, I rise, nerves dulled. I don’t care to put on a shirt.

My cheeks are burning hot and sweat has gathered cold on my forehead, or it was already there.

I open the door and there stands the same Mexican delivery boy from an hour ago, 20 years old, holding a brown paper bag. I pretend not to acknowledge him.

This is no time to be upset. Chipotle has arrived! Dinner #2 for the night.  I say nothing, my eyeballs puffy and hand the kid a $20 bill.

 

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SIGNS THAT THE HOLIDAYS ARE GETTING THE BEST OF YOU

Holiday Stress – How to keep in control

If you’re withdrawing or micromanaging, there’s a strong chance you’re under stress this season.entertaining

Savoring the little moments — like decorating your house — is a great way to stay focused on what you love about the holiday season. Hero Images / Getty Images/Hero Images   As the classic Alfred Burt carol goes, “there’s many and many a thing to do,” this holiday season — and only so much time to fit everything in. Add quirky family dynamics and the pressure to make the holiday season the most wonderful time of the year, and you’re looking at an overstuffed cornucopia of holiday-induced anxiety.

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The Long Term Effects of Stress Levels

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Stress is manageable, but not preventable.

Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal.Stress, however, has many long-term effects on your body and is ageing many different parts of you. What exactly is it doing, and how is it doing it?

 

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