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4 Ways to Maintain Concentration in Mentally Exhausting Jobs

Here are some simple but valuable tips for staying as energetic as possible throughout your day.<p>4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Some jobs are sprints, others are marathons. There are lots of roles, such as those in retail, hospitality and logistics, where you are …

waystomaintain

People who write about positive emotions are less likely to go to the doctor, study finds

Stop journaling about bad things! People who write about positive emotions are less likely to go to the doctor, study finds<p><b>Previous studies have</b> …

Psychology

To reduce stress and anxiety, write your happy thoughts down

Writing about positive emotions may help to reduce stress and anxiety, according to our new study, published in the British Journal of Health …

stressandanxiety

Virtual reality study finds seeing yourself as Einstein may change the way you think

Looking for Christmas gifts for a psychology lover? Check out these books.This article was originally published at Virtual reality study finds seeing …

Virtual Reality

Psychologists are trying to figure out why we don’t go to sleep (even when we want to)

Self-control and your body clock both have their place in bedtime procrastination.<p>You know the feeling. It’s late and you were supposed to be asleep 20 minutes ago. But Netflix calls. Or the new <i>Stephen King</i> novel. Or that final email for work you didn’t get to earlier. You should probably just call …

Procrastination

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Productivity

Is This Psychedelic The Future of Depression Treatment?

Alternative therapies and medicinal plants are definitely having a moment. Last week the FDA approved a seizure medication derived from cannabis, and …

Depression

The Best Workout For Anxiety Isn’t What You’d Think

Meredith and Cristina from <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> may have been on to something with those stress-busting 30-second dance parties. If you've ever gotten the …

Mental Health

If You Have These 8 Personality Traits, You’re More Likely To Suffer From Anxiety

There are quite a few personality traits common among people who suffer from anxiety, as well as a few traits that can make anxiety worse. It can …

Depression

How perfectionism leads to depression

Perfectionism among university students is on the rise – and so is depression.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Conversation, and is republished under a Creative Commons licence. The authors are Marianne Etherson, PhD candidate and graduate teaching assistant at York St John University; and</i> …

Psychology

The Most Painful of All Disorders: Borderline Personality Disorder

Excerpt from The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap (2018)<p>Borderline Personality Disorder – or “BPD” – may be among the most …

Mental Health

3 Brain Tricks For Great Focus Anytime

The summer slowdown is upon us. Right now you may feel a little unmotivated, to say the least. Unless you’re one of those lucky people who works from …

Procrastination

The War Against the Loneliness Epidemic

“We’re not necessarily aiming to make the loneliness go away. It is completely normal.”<p>In 2013, neuroscientist John Cacioppo recorded a video for the …

Psychology

How Mother-Child Separation Causes Neurobiological Vulnerability Into Adulthood

The evidence from psychological research is clear: When children are separated from their parents, it can have traumatic repercussions for kids’ …

Neuroscience

What Patients Need to Know About Smartphone Use in Bed

Sleep is critical for good mental health. An out of whack sleep cycle can quickly lead to the development and worsening of symptoms across mental …

Mental Health

Podcast: Fighting Your Fears with Kate Courageous

Fear is something we all face in our lives. For some of us (including some who don’t realize it), fear affects our behavior in profound ways, because …

Mental Disorders

Suicide; What People are Saying

Suicide is a critical issue in our society, and we continue to struggle with how to deal with it. The CDC’s latest release of statistics indicated …

Depression

Anger Often Overlooked as Feature of Postnatal Mood Disorder

A new study reveals anger appears to be a significant feature of postnatal mood disorder. Researchers recommend doctors screen for anger, in addition …

Postpartum

A mental technique called “cognitive reappraisal” makes long-distance running feel easier

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettWhen you’re in the middle of a gruelling long-distance run and the pain and fatigue is becoming overwhelming, an obvious strategy …

Heart Rates

God may have put you in a lonely place for an incredible reason

Cigna released their U.S. Loneliness Survey this month and reported that loneliness among Americans has reached "epidemic levels." Their survey of over 20,000 Americans found that nearly half reported sometimes or always feeling alone (46 percent) or left out (47 percent). The survey used a 20-item …

7 Ways Being Alone Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Social isolation isn't known to be great for the body. Being alone a lot has been shown to increase everything from muscle tension to immune system …

Here’s Why Anxiety Contagion Is Inescapable

Even though Twitter is a mostly very bad website now, I still spend lots of time on it. One of the more frustrating parts about this is that I often …

What the Color of Queen Elizabeth's Royal Wedding Outfit Means

For the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Queen Elizabeth II wore an eye-catching lime green coat with a matching hat featuring a purple …

How To Accept Your Social Anxiety & Work Through It In Your Everyday Life, According To Experts

Have you ever walked into a crowded room full of strangers and felt hyper aware of your every move? I imagine that’s what social anxiety feels like, …

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Psychology

Smartphone addiction causes Aussies to lose a good night's sleep

More than a third of Australians are missing out on a good night's sleep as a result of an alarming spike in smartphone addiction.The Deakin …

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

If it’s left untreated, anxiety can lead to depression, early death and suicide, yet the medication that is prescribed to treat anxiety doesn’t often …

Scientific Research

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People

Are you someone who understands what motivates people psychologically? You may be leadership material.<p>A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same …

workimprovement

This is why you cringe when someone else embarrasses themselves

When Jennifer Lawrence falls on a flight of stairs in her own home, she gets up, brushes herself off, and goes on her way. But five years ago she didn’t: she face-planted on live television in a gown, walking up steps to Dolby Theatre stage on her way to accept an Oscar, and covered her face in …

Psychology