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How Reframing Your Self-Critical Thoughts Can Help Ease Anxiety

<b>“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” ~Unknown</b><p>I know what it feels like to be scared.<p>I …

How to Deal With Persistent Social Anxiety

Some people seem to float through life like less symmetrical George Clooney’s — for these lucky few, life is a series of social interactions …

Depression

11 Signs You Might Have A High-Functioning Anxiety Disorder & Don't Even Realize It

When we think of anxiety disorders, we often think of a stereotype of someone dealing with debilitating emotions that leave them cuddled up on their …

5 Mental Habits That Can Limit Your Ability to Think

Our brain is like a computer processor: It has a finite amount of processing power, or intellectual resources, that can be used in a given moment. …

Self-help

32 People Explain What Anxiety and Depression Feel Like

“Depression is not caring about anything at all, and anxiety is caring too much.”<p><i>This story was published on The Mighty by Sarah Schuster, a platform for people facing health challenges to share their stories and connect.</i><p>While anxiety and depression seem to exist on opposite ends of the emotion …

Artist Channels Her Anxiety And Depression Into Hilarious Comics

Dealing with a mental health condition is no laughing matter.<p>But British illustrator Gemma Correll is channeling her depression and anxiety into her art — and the results are hilarious.<p>“I hope that those who can relate to them can find some light relief,” Correll told the Huffington Post. “Mental …

Mental Health

30 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of Your Depression

Written by Sarah Schuster<p>While most people imagine depression equals “really sad,” unless you’ve experienced depression yourself, you might not know it goes so much deeper than that. Depression expresses itself in many different ways, some more obvious than others. While some people have a hard …

Babysitting

How to Be Happier and Stronger in 2017—Even When You're Plagued With Self-Doubt

<i>Lauren Porat is a yoga instructor and the founder of YogaSpark.</i><p>This is not a political post. But with the world focusing on political events on a …

Rant: There are Two Kinds of Photographers

I will probably get a bunch of hate for this article, but whatever. Hopefully, my message will help someone. I realize this site is frequented by …

20 practical tips for understanding your own mind

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it's helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I'm far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.<p>Probably most importantly, it has helped me …

Meditation

Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable, According to Happiness Experts

For you, it could be the drive home on the freeway in stop-and-go traffic, a run without headphones or the time it takes to brush your teeth. It’s …

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life—Do You Have Five Minutes?

I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing I’ve learned in recent years that changed …

Self-confidence

10 Things I’ve Let Go and How This Has Set Me Free

<b>“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”</b> <i>~</i> <b>Louise Hay</b><p>Looking back on my life, I came to understand that perfection was …

Time I

Do You Contribute to Your Own Depression?

Every year millions struggle with depression. Conservative data from the Center for Disease Control suggest that 19% of adults are significantly …

Hobbies

18 brutally honest illustrations about struggling with mental illness

“I've been dealing with anxiety for as long as I can remember,” says Sow Ay, an illustrator who sketches brutally honest cartoons about his ongoing …

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder ofThe post Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head appeared first on iamwire.

Startups (India)

101 Hobby Ideas for When You Don't Want to Spend Any Money

Since free time is a precious delicacy in our busy lives, we decided to brainstorm hobby ideas that will make these moments of respite more …

5 Habits of Highly Mindful People (That They Never Talk About)

I think we all can agree that life is better when you just live in the moment.<p>The problem?<p>It’s really hard to keep our minds from constantly …

How I live my life on purpose

<b>On more than one occasion, a well-meaning friend has told me to “let my hair down.” “Loosen up!” they say. “stop with the lists already!”</b><p>And while I …

If You Tend To Overthink And Worry A Lot, This Is What You Should Do

Worries stuff our life. The newly grown acnes, the assignment deadline, or the fear of insomnia. Simply a thought of these is already suffocating. …

Self-help

7 Warning Signs That You Will Never Achieve Your Dream

According to the title of a popular motivational magazine manual, there are no UN-achievers, but please don’t mention that to the people who are …

Treating Anxiety Without Using Prescription Medications

Many alternative therapies are safe and effective treatments of anxiety<p><b>Anxiety: an overview</b><i><br>Generalized anxiety</i> is a chronic condition characterized …

Panic Attacks

Improve Your Day's Focus by Answering “What Would Make Today Great?”

In our day to day, it can be hard to focus on the truly important things when <i>everything</i> seems important and to-do lists can be their own sort of …

Scientists have discovered how to find your bad memories and DELETE them from your mind for good

It is the medical breakthrough which could cheer us up - boffins have found a way to banish bad memories for our brains forever.<p>In news that will be …

Neurophilosophy

I Love Doing Things Alone People Should Stop Worrying About It

Recently, I told a colleague that I was going to have dinner alone. She looked at me like I told her I was going to go indulge in a sacrifice to …

18 Proven Ways to Be More Confident | Inc.com

There are some people -- I'm sure you know a few -- who seem to possess genuine confidence. It's as if they were born that way.<p>The rest of us are not as confident as we'd like to be -- especially in those challenging or stressful moments when we most need to believe in ourselves.<p>Fortunately for us, …

Self-improvement

You Will Do Something Incredible With Your Life if You Embrace These Mindsets

The world is full of amazing people. We look up to the most successful and incredible people. Some of them probably didn’t even realize how much …

You’re Afraid of Negative Thinking – And It Makes You Weak!

One big indicator of mental health is not fearing any single thought you may have.It’s easy to become obsessed with our thoughts – especially what we …

Self-help

4 Ways to Stop Fearing the Judgments of Others

It can be surprising how far people will go to do things “accepted” by others. In order not to be judged, people can really limit their participation …