Month: July 2021

Motivation

Understanding Willpower: 4 Ways to Reach Your Goals

Reading Time: 5 minutes I don’t know about you, but I have definitely hit the snooze button and passed up on morning exercise after vowing the night before that I would get up early and get moving. It’s still dark. I need more sleep. I’ll do it tomorrow… There is a pervasive idea that we can improve our lives with the golden ticket of willpower. But how much control…

July 30, 2021

What Is Emotional Intelligence and How to Develop It Emotions

What Is Emotional Intelligence and How to Develop It?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Emotional situations can sometimes get the best of us, and we may even act in ways we later regret. This is entirely normal. But overall, some people are much better at handling emotions than others, and some can even use their emotional awareness and skills to help them attain positive outcomes. It all comes down to how emotionally intelligent you are. Fortunately, emotional intelligence is…

July 29, 2021

Anxiety

What Is Claustrophobia? Everything You Need to Know

Reading Time: 5 minutes Claustrophobia is an irrational and intense fear of enclosed or crowded spaces. Those who experience it will often avoid crowded rooms, elevators, airplanes, and other confined spaces as a way of coping, but this only reinforces the phobia. Like other phobias and anxiety disorders, claustrophobia can severely impact people’s lives, including their social, work, school, and family life. It’s quite common, too, with up to…

July 28, 2021

Highly Sensitive Person Emotions

How to Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person

Reading Time: 4 minutes A highly sensitive person (or HSP) is someone who is more sensitive to physical, emotional or social stimuli. Being highly sensitive can be considered a personality trait that comes with its own strengths and difficulties. Here we will look at how to thrive as a highly sensitive person. What is a Highly Sensitive Person? If you’ve ever been told that you are “too sensitive” or…

July 20, 2021

Enhance Your Resilience Wellness

10 Ways to Enhance Your Resilience

Reading Time: 6 minutes We all face problems and adversities in life. From job loss to health problems to separation from friends and the loss of loved ones, these changes can disrupt our lives and sometimes knock us down. Living through tough times can also take a toll on our physical, mental, and emotional health. How we bounce back from these obstacles can determine how we’ll move forward in…

July 20, 2021

yoga Wellness

Top 8 Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Inhale: 1-2-3-4-5. Exhale: 1-2-3-4-5.” If you’ve been doing breathing exercises to feel calmer, happier, and more focused, you know how soothing yoga is. Despite being an ancient practice, yoga has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. It is suitable for people of all ages and impactful for treating chronic conditions. Interestingly, scientists have discovered that this practice has several mental health benefits. Let’s explore…

July 20, 2021

anhedonia Depression

Understanding Anhedonia: Why You’re Losing Interest in Things You Used to Enjoy

Reading Time: 4 minutes Everyone changes interest in things over time. You might’ve loved soccer as a kid, but grew bored of it and quitted in your teens. Unlike the typical loss of interest, anhedonia makes every day uninteresting and results in many or all activities you enjoyed not eliciting excitement anymore. What Is Anhedonia? People with anhedonia feel like they’re just going through the motions of life. Its…

July 20, 2021

Narcissistic Therapy

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Reading Time: 5 minutes As the myth goes, Narcissus was the beautiful son of a river god and nymph. When he rejected the love of Echo, the gods of vengeance cursed him to fall in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring, which led to his death. In psychology, narcissism represents excessive self-involvement, a sense of entitlement, and a need to be admired. Narcissistic personality…

July 16, 2021

motivation Motivation

How to Improve Motivation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Motivation is the drive many of us feel to behave in a certain way, complete certain tasks or to strive to reach our goals. However, periods of stress, anxiety or depression can all lead to a severe dip in our levels of motivation, affecting our self-esteem and making it difficult to accomplish the things we would like to. In this article we will look at…

July 13, 2021

self-care Wellness

8 Self-Care Strategies for Good Mental Health

Reading Time: 6 minutes We all want to take care of our emotional well-being so that we can enjoy life and benefit from good mental health. When life is busy, you might feel like you need to check everything off your to-do list before you can even think about your mental health. However, the opposite is true! When your mental health takes a back seat, you may find you…

July 13, 2021

burnout at work Stress

8 Signs of Burnout at Work and How to Deal with It

Reading Time: 5 minutes Do you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, wondering what the point of work is? Does your 8-hour working day feel like a lifetime? Do you lack the energy to be productive? Have you become cynical at work? You could be having burnout that results from chronic workplace stress. It is a condition that is not easy to spot. Work-related stress is so…

July 6, 2021