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The Benefits of Therapeutic Journaling for PTSD

  Monday, July 6, 2020

Your struggles with PTSD can bring daily challenges and frequent reminders of how much this disorder has impacted your life. Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or you’re already very familiar with the ups and downs of symptoms, you know that having supportive people around you and keeping a positive and optimistic mindset are critical to your progress, your recovery, and your overall wellbeing.

Overgeneralizing Spells Trouble for Anxiety Sufferers

  Wednesday, June 3, 2020
  Anxiety  

Let’s say a college student is delivering a speech in her college for a debating competition. Everything is going fine, and she has done all the important research work she needed to do for the speech. However, as she is delivering it, she forgets an important point, and she takes a long pause for 10 seconds to collect her thoughts and come back.

Enough with the Should'a, Could'a, Would'a! The Past is the Past. Move On

  Monday, June 1, 2020
  CBT  

Cognitive distortions include different patterns that restrict our capacity towards achieving our optimum potential to reach our life goals. These often arise from a fixed mindset filtering out the positives and only emphasizing the negative. With this type of mindset, you can quickly sabotage your best efforts.

Why are you filtering out the positives in your life?

  Sunday, May 31, 2020
  Anxiety   CBT  

Let’s suppose you’re going to a concert with your friends and all your friends are expecting their favorite band to sing and perform for them. They have dressed up and are in their best mood for the evening. Whereas you are thinking about the dress that doesn’t fit you the way you were expecting it to fit.

Why Anxiety Suffers Must Avoid Sugar

  Saturday, May 30, 2020
  Anxiety   Sugar Free  

Lifestyle modifications are one of the critical ways to overcoming anxiety and depression, and diet plays a major role in a person's lifestyle. Most people wonder whether or not excess sugar consumption is the cause of anxiety, and if cutting it out has the potential to treat anxiety or ease its troublesome symptoms. In this article, we will be exploring the relationship between sugar intake and anxiety and ways to make sure that your plate is not contributing to anxiety attacks.

Proven Health Benefits Of Daily Exercise

  Thursday, May 28, 2020

Exercise is defined as any physical movement that requires your body to burn calories and makes your muscles work. Experts divide physical activities into different types, including walking, running, jogging, swimming, dancing, and cycling to name a few.

5 Ways Meditation Quells Anxiety

  Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  Anxiety   Meditation  

It's normal to feel stressed about taking a test, moving to a new place, or starting a new job. Although this type of anxiety is offensive, it may settle with time and does not interfere with your everyday life. Ordinary anxiety may help motivate you to work harder and to do a better job.

3 Reasons Vaping is Not a Safe Alternative to Smoking

  Wednesday, May 27, 2020

If you are thinking about kicking your smoking habit, you are not alone. Nearly 6 of 10 chain smokers say they want to quit. Quitting all forms of smoking is the best gift you can give to yourself as it harms nearly every organ and tissues in your body, from the heart to kidneys, and blood vessels to the brain.

How to Assume the Best and Stop Mind Reading

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020

It's your first day at work, and you're excited to meet all your colleagues and be at the job you've always dreamed of, but as soon you greet a tired fellow with a smiley "Good Morning!", he hits you back with a cold "Mornin'" while sipping his hot coffee and not even bothering to note the new sound at the office. Then you suddenly fall prey to a cascade of negative emotions in which you are mostly bombarding your mind with assumptions of all kinds.

How to Change the COVID-19 Catastrophizing Mindset

  Monday, May 25, 2020

COVID-19 has taken the form of a global pandemic, and as we know, in these debilitating times, where we are exposed to a gazillion negative news and a never-ending state of fear, it becomes quite easy to get a catastrophizing mindset.

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