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Dr. Gunars shares how he deals with anxiety about granddaughter not doing well in school

Posted by Gunars Neiders on Sat 15 Jan 22 in ABC Technique, Anxiety, Basics, Disputing, Guest Author, Guest Author Posts, Perfectionism |

Rex, as most of the time, gives a good answer. This is not to offer an alternative to Rex, but a supplement.” Dr. Gunars is a regular contributor to REBT Info, and we are pleased to offer his reply to our recent discussion about managing GAD and anxiety for the a child who is not doing well […]

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 10 Jan 22 in David Burns, Demanding, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  Dare to be average!  2,880 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.

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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” attitude an answer to anxiety?

How do we deal with anxiety about the future of a son who is not doing well in high school?  4,804 total views Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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Don’t worry, be happy! :o}

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 30 Dec 21 in Happiness, job burn out, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

Don’t worry, be happy!”           ~Meher Baba  Say what???   4,517 total views Originally posted 2013-06-28 05:05:49.

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Assert your right to make a few mistakes!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 27 Dec 21 in criticism, mistakes, Perfectionism |

      How do you feel about making mistakes?  How do you deal with others when they make mistakes?  Please click the blue link below to join the discussion and share your ideas.  1,759 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-06-25 21:39:45.

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 29 Nov 21 in Acceptance, Perfectionism, Rating, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection, ULA, UOA, USA |

  Many confuse the REBT idea of Unconditional Self-acceptance (USA) with being cavalier unconcerned about how well they perform, and fear that embracing might cause them to lose their edge in a competitive, results-oriented society, possibly losing their work ethic and slipping into a passive, dysfunctional lifestyle. While this concern is understandable, it is unfounded. […]

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Dare to Be Average!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 28 Nov 21 in Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

One of the most unusual, attention-grabbing, and in my opinion, important chapter titles ever in a self-help book of this kind.  But what on earth could be the reason for such a seemingly negative, almost “anti-American” sentiment?  8,896 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-04-29 18:16:46.

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Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 14 Nov 21 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Perfectionism, Procrastination |

Q: The intense Mr. X writes about a pattern of trying to “put 10 pounds of shit into a five pound bag,” that is, making unrealistic plans, and then feeling frustrated,  and anxious about not accomplishing what he set out to do.  Sound familiar?      1,282 total views Originally posted 2019-01-05 21:41:42.

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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

    Sean B. in Florida  asks  Rex.  I think I understand the idea of unconditional self acceptance, in theory at least. But I am afraid that adopting it will cause me to lose my edge and stop striving for excellence in my career.  If I accept myself unconditionally, then do I have to accept it if […]

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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 5 Oct 21 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  We have  bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,”  such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.”  1,494 total views Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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