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Overcoming Anxiety, Second Edition by O. Joseph Bienvenu, Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER7

Assertiveness

In This Chapter

  • Find how fear of conflict feeds procrastination
  • Discover the link between procrastination and anxiety
  • Learn how to stand up for yourself
  • See how shrinking your to-do list can shrink your stress

Some of us anxious folks are so ultraresponsible that you wouldn’t think we’d have any trouble getting things done. Often, though, we’re too good at getting other people’s things done. I’m not about to suggest that you ditch everyone in your life and start over. But I am suggesting that you learn to act assertively when faced with other people’s agendas so that you can move forward with your own life.

In this chapter, ...

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