Jen Li

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Intrusive Thoughts: What Are They And Why Do We Have Them?

Have you sometimes had a scary thought flash through your mind? When you are standing on a tall building, there seemed to be a voice telling you to jump down. You can even imagine yourself lying in a pool of blood. Or you might be just having a usual day, either working or relaxing, and …

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How I Stopped Harm OCD And My 4 Tips to Stop OCD Intrusive Thoughts

I came across the term harm OCD when I was a third-year university student. I clearly remember how it started. It was approaching the end of the semester and I was heavily stressed by a lot of things happening at once – a relationship that was fallen apart, friends that were drifted away, and, exams. …

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10 Common Highly Sensitive Person Traits And the Ultimate Coping Strategies

Do you often get people saying you are too sensitive or you are overthinking? I get it a lot. Before I encounter the term ‘Highly sensitive person’ or HSP, I often regard my hypersensitivity as my weakness. I was constantly searching for ‘Why am I so sensitive?’ or ‘How can I not be so sensitive?’. …

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3 Tips to Keep Calm as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

Do you always feel troubled from overthinking, struggling to make a move thinking of all the possible scenarios that could go wrong? You are stuck in your own mind and feeling all negative about yourself? You are not alone! Growing up, I heard all types of labels being put on me- “perfectionist”, “oversensitive”, and “over-thinker”. …

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5 Interesting Ways that Help You to Calm Down in 5 Minutes or Less

We are living in a world that is bombarded with new information. In fact, studies have shown that the amount of information an average person nowadays processes can be as much as 74 GB a day. 74 GB is equivalent to watching 16 movies! No wonder we are feeling all anxious and overwhelmed in our …

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10 Positive Self-Talk Phrases Use Daily to Stay Calm

We have tens of thousands of thoughts popping up in our heads daily, but very few of us are mindful of what goes on in our minds. Do you know how these inner voices shape your brain and overall well-being? I have written about the three forms of self-talk in my last post, including the …

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If You Feel Tired All the Time, Do These 5 Things Now

Do you sometimes feel you are so tired, even though you had enough sleep the prior night? You didn’t do any vigorous exercise, nor had done any intense work, yet you are feeling fully exhausted. I do feel it often before. I tried to incorporate a healthier lifestyle through sleeping longer and exercising, but the …

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