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Test Anxiety? The 3 Common Causes

Test Anxiety? The 3 Common Causes

I have test Anxiety and I want to know how it can be improved. I feel like the more my test anxiety kinda kicks in the worse I get and when I do test I feel like my anxiety gets in the way and that’s why I do so bad on my tests and quizzes. Previously when I take tests I have to take them outside of the room and I don’t like it. I feel unincluded and I feel like my anxiety raises. Thnx I’m so sorry to hear that you have to deal with this, but thanks for sending your question because there are sure to be others who struggle with test anxiety as you do. You’re smart to want to turn this around, because the longer it goes on, the harder it gets to do just that. But, I’m confident that you can tackle this and get it under control. First, I want you to get yourself in the mindset of feeling confident. You can beat this. Think positive thoughts as you read further. 3 Common causes of test anxiety Only you know what triggers this for you, but most commonly, people who’ve had trouble with test anxiety fall in to 3 categories: 1. Past history of test anxiety. Their past history of trouble with test anxiety sets them up for future problems. The one time we felt we couldn’t handle our anxiety, can make it harder to step up to the plate and stay calm the next time around. Can you remember the first time your anxiety took hold of you? What was happening? What were you thinking? Did you react in a way that was embarrassing to you? Did it make you concerned about what the other students thought of you? Answering this list of

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3 Questions To Help You Get A Grip On Procrastination

3 Questions To Help You Get A Grip On Procrastination

Procrastinating is more common than one might think. Who hasn’t taken a look at that dreaded “to-do” list, only to decide it can wait? Who hasn’t fallen away from the “drudge” list, right onto the couch or easy chair for an afternoon of mindless net surfing, or Netflix streaming? Even if you’re a get-it-done type of person, when haven’t you tackled your list of “tasks” by prioritizing the easiest, most unimportant ones first? All of these habits have one thing in common. They are your unique way of procrastinating. Ask yourself these 3 questions to get a grip on procrastination. Listen to “The Joan Jerkovich Show” podcast where I talk about procrastination and discuss ways to address this habit with 2 of my callers. Also, just for kicks, listen to my caller, “The Trust Fund Bartender” and hear “Confessions of a Trust Fund Kid”. Question 1: What are your procrastination habits? Damnit! No one is going to tell me that on the occasional day when I take a break from work for mindless net surfing, or streaming the latest documentary, or playing Candy Crush that I’m procrastinating. Yes, I’m the girl who has the occasional fall into my favorite easy chair! And, damnit, I’m here to say that infrequently diverting from the tasks at hand is not procrastination. In fact, it could be categorized as good time management. We all need down time to rest and regroup. That said, procrastination becomes a problem if it’s your first response to getting things done. Answer these questions to see if you find yourself in the habit of procrastinating: Do you always put off doing the priority items on your “to do” list? Do you busy yourself with menial tasks? How long has your priority item been sitting on your “to-do” list? Do

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17-Year-Old Fears Death?

17-Year-Old Fears Death?

I am a 17-year-old teen and I have a fear of death. Most people my age probably aren’t thinking of this but I am. I believe in God and I am a Christian, but at times when I am out or at night I constantly/sometimes fear death. I get scared about my family dying. I know u can’t stop this fear, but I would appreciate some advice on how to reduce the fear. I want to live my life but I can’t seem to stop the fear. Thx If you were my son or daughter, I would take you to the Doctor for an assessment of your anxiety. Your fear seems to be a form of anxiety. Don’t let that thought scare you, or cause you to feel discouraged, because anxiety is treatable, and here’s what you need to do: Go see your family Doctor. Your Doctor will be able to advise you on whether or not you have an anxiety disorder or if some other medical problem is making you feel fearful. If the Doctor determines you do have anxiety, they will help you with treatment. Treatment can be counseling, medication, or other forms of treatment. There are many things that qualified medical professionals can do to help you. When fearful thoughts invade your life this much, it does rob you of living with peace and happiness. I’m sorry this is happening to you, but hold out hope as things can get better. Read what I found on the medical advice Internet site, webmd.com, about anxiety: “The first step in treating a mental disorder is recognizing that something is not right. The second step is getting help. These two steps may in fact be the hardest part of the entire healing process. Once you seek help from a qualified

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Schizophrenia: Signs And Management Of; Live Your Own Life; 5 Steps To Achieving Goals; Caller Punked Joan

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/1.24.15/1.24.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Signs of Schizophrenia @ 0:00 Succeed Despite Handicap @ 10:32 Schizophrenic Sets Goals @ 26:18 NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness @ 42:54 Live Your Own Life @ 44:46 “Back Off” Trying to Control my Life! @ 58:01 Caller Who Punked Joan @ 1:04:54 5 Steps to Achieving Goals @ 1:26:13 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Older Virgins; Socially Awkward; Borderline Personalities

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/1.17.15/1.17.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Older Virgins @ 0:00 Socially Awkward @ 7:01 26 Year Old Virgin @ 25:54 Awkward With Friends @ 42:07 Borderline Caller? @ 44:56 Managing A Borderline Personality @ 1:02:18 Attractive-Seeking Relationship @ 1:04:53 Joan Confronts Borderline Caller @ 1:21:55 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Incest; Ineffective vs. Effective Parenting; Social Drinker vs. Alcoholic; 10 Reasons for Divorce

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/1.10.15/1.10.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Incest @ 0:00 Raped by Older Brother, Part 1 @ 6:31 Left Home at 16, Issues with Mother, Part 2 @ 21:35 Ineffective vs. Effective Parenting @ 41:13 Problem Drinking @ 45:02 Social Drinker vs. Alcoholic? @ 1:02:07 Divorcing Husband @ 1:05:13 Top 10 Reasons for Divorce @ 1:21:36 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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12 Ways To Succeed With New Years Resolutions?

12 Ways To Succeed With New Years Resolutions?

Every New Year I make resolutions I end up abandoning within a month or two. I like the idea of starting the New Year off fresh setting goals for better habits but wonder if I should even bother since they don’t go far. How can I follow through better with my New Years Resolutions? Don’t we all like a fresh start, and what better time than the New Year? Only 8% succeed in following through with their resolutions Yet, statistics show that only 8% of the people who make New Years Resolutions succeed in following through with the goals they’ve set for themselves. So, I guess that means that you needn’t feel bad that you are keeping company with the 92% who also abandon their resolutions! But, I hear you, in that you want to get included in that 8% club, and here are my suggestions on how. First, decide on your “big papa” or “big mamma” resolution Approach setting up your New Years Resolutions with only the most important and well thought out items on your gotta-make-it-happen list. Tackle the goals that have been irritating you for months or keeping you up at night. This, after all, is the New Year and a good time to incorporate some new habits. You can leave the minor goals for a Monday morning reset. I’m just saying…hold out the New Year goals as the “big papa” and “big mamma” of goal-setting. Make it big and take it seriously. Let’s get started Now, I know you’re excited to get started, so I’m giving you my cut-to-the-chase 12-point bullet list on how to succeed with your New Years Resolutions! Here they are: 12 ways to get included in the 8% club • Approach setting your goals after serious thought and consideration • Research, investigate

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A Doctors Near Death Experience, Proof Of Heaven

A Doctors Near Death Experience, Proof Of Heaven

When a man of science finds reason to believe there is a God and Heaven, it breaks barriers. Scientists want facts. Believers embrace mystery. When the two meet, it is often a battle of wills as to who is right and who is wrong, with the ultimate battle being the debate over whether or not God and Heaven exist. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander fell in to a coma after contracting a very rare bacterial meningitis. He writes about his experience in, “Proof of Heaven: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife.” While laying in a coma for seven days, the bacteria were eating away his brain until the “human part” of his brain, the neocortex, was inactivated. Although there is no scientific explanation for how the part of his brain he calls his “conscious, inner self” was “alive and well”, it was in this state that Dr. Alexander “journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility.” The new world dimension Dr. Alexander described is one of mystery and revelation. The revelations contained a message of three parts, and a universal message for all. He tells of how in this state of consciousness he found himself in a place of clouds. “Big, puffy, pink-white ones that showed up sharply against the deep blue-black sky. Higher than the clouds-immeasurably higher-flocks of transparent, shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long, streamerlike lines behind them.” He wrote that, to call them “birds” or “angels” would not do justice to the beings themselves. They were more advanced. Higher forms. As the creatures soared along, they made a noise that was like a glorious chant. It was as if the

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Depression: Myths, Misunderstood, Dangers if Untreated; Friend Threatened Suicide

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/12.20.14/12.20.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Depression Myths @ 0:00 Friend Threatened Suicide Part 1 @ 7:31 Friend Threatened Suicide Part 2 @ 24:36 Depression in Children and Older Adults @ 42:44 Depression Miseducation @ 45:04 Does Talking About Depression Help? @ 1:03:21 Depressed College Student @ 1:05:04 Dangers of Untreated Depression @ 1:24:22 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Young Mother of Three Overwhelmed?

Young Mother of Three Overwhelmed?

My wife and I have been married for 5 years and we have 3 kids aged 4, 2, and a new baby. I have been at my career job for 10 years. I have always tried to help with housework as much as possible. Lately, my wife has been feeling overwhelmed with taking care of the kids and keeping up the house. She’s starting to take it out on me and saying personal attacks towards me. These attacks are very hurtful. I’m worried things could fall apart soon with our marriage. What should I do? Wow! Sounds like your wife could use some help, or at the very least a Mom’s day out! Seriously, your question could be pointing to the tip of the iceberg. With a new baby, the change in your wife could point to postpartum depression, a condition where you must report this change to her Doctor. The personal attacks you speak of could be coming from her fatigue and feeling overwhelmed, or it can be more serious. Let her Doctor help you keep an eye on this probability because a postpartum depression can put both your wife and children at risk. Regardless, your wife does need more help. While you are doing all you can, you may need to look at bringing in outside help for a period of time. Maybe there’s a family member who can help her out, or someone from your church. You can always look to hire a temporary housekeeper or childcare help. Maybe there’s a preschool you can send your oldest to that will give your wife a break. Two are easier to care for than three. Also, help your wife sort through the tasks that are absolutely necessary from those household duties that are not. Let her know that it’s

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