Career Research Project
Rachel Burbridge Psychologist
-Observe and Record behavior
-Notice and evaluate signs of mental illness, substance abuse, etc.
-Choose approaches to problems and solutions practically
Words To Live By:
Words that i live by that give me inspiration are said by none other than my role model, Rose Tyler. She once said, "You don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no. You have the guts to do whats right when everyone else runs away." I first heard this quote while watching Doctor Who. It was in the episode "The Parting of the Ways." I was 14 years old when I heard it. The Doctor was trapped and was sure to be killed. Rose was sent back to earth with the Tardis, a time machine. She was the only one who could save him and she was going to do just that. Even if her best friend and mother told her she couldn't.
To me, those words mean that you can accomplish anything if you try. If you don't give up. This quote has helped me by giving me hope and inspiration and by helping me not give up. Whether it be in a relationship, school and even life in general. They will continue to help me even in the future by keeping me going and giving me hope.
My Role Model:
Are you afraid of the big Bad Wolf? Rose Marion Tyler, also known as the Bad Wolf, is my role model. No matter what happened to her, good or bad, she kept doing was right. There were multiple times where she knew the risks of what she was about to do, yet she did it anyways. She could have died many times, but she stuck next to the Doctor and helped him no matter what. She even saved earth a few times. Rose Tyler, defender of the earth.
Article and quotation sandwhich:
Stop disquieting thoughts before they spin out of control.
1: Don't exaggerate.
Hyperbole is the enemy. Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., the author of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety, suggests taking red ink to your worry list to tone down the extremes and introduce accuracy and detail instead. Go from "Nobody likes me" to "My boss might not like my latest report."
2: Use a metaphor.
Imagine the departures board at a train station, says Robert Leahy, Ph.D., the author of The Worry Cure. All the trains are your worries. They come and go, but you don't have to board any of them. As your worries leave the station, focus on the present rather than an uncertain future.
3: Make a schedule.
You can make unwieldy ruminations manageable by setting aside 20 scheduled worry minutes each day. When you notice anxiety-inducing thoughts creeping in at other times, don't get sucked into a worry spiral: Jot them down, and return to them at the designated time.
4: Repeat—don't escalate.
Ride an elevator up and down and you'll get bored fast. You can do the same with a nagging thought, Leahy says. Repeat it to yourself slowly: "I'm so getting fired. I'm so getting fired." The monotony will likely make your mind wander to more stimulating and enjoyable thoughts.
This article is all about how to not worry so much. The author Jordan Davidson says that using a metaphor can help not worry, he states, "As your worries leave the station, focus on the present rather than an uncertain future," (Davidson 1). By using a metaphor, or a schedule, and even by repeating what your saying instead of making it more elaborate it could help. Making yourself worry less is now easy if you can remember these steps and tips.