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9 Ways to Free Yourself from Ruminations

Of all my symptoms of depression, stuck thoughts are by far the most painful and debilitating for me. The harder I try to move the needle from the broken record in my brain, the louder the song becomes. Ruminations are like a gaggle of politicians campaigning in your head. Try as you might to detach from their agenda, their slogans are forefront in your mind, ready to thrust you down the rabbit hole of depression. Logic tells you they are full of bull, but that doesn’t keep you from believing wh...
Tags: Psychology, Elsa, Disney, Stress, Personal, Mindfulness, Self-help, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Mental Health And Wellness, Self-worth, Ruminating, Kristin Neff, Group Beyond Blue on Facebook, Abraham Low


The Case for Downtime

I’m scared of downtime. That’s right, relaxation is downright uncomfortable for me. Part of me craves it like every other human being. Yet as soon as it is here, I twitch. I pace the house. I don’t know what to do with my hands and my legs — even more importantly, my brain. Sometimes the quiet space is too intolerable so I fill it with mindless activities like scouring Facebook or checking how many Twitter followers I have. My busyness is, at times, a defense mechanism whereby I can prove that I...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Work Life Balance, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, New York Times, Relaxation, Chris, Industrial And Workplace, Memory And Perception, Megan, Kreider, Annapolis Maryland, Sara Robinson


Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


5 Questions for Self-Growth in the New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz


5 Questions for Self-Growth for a New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz


Take Better Care of Yourself By Making Small Changes

These days, being a musician usually means managing many aspects of our careers: performer, educator, composer, etc. Then, each one of those inherently comes with many different job descriptions: content creator, marketer, bookkeeper, project manager, writer/blogger, graphic designer, and administrative assistant! Many of us are doing all of those things ourselves, and it’s not easy. So it’s not surprising that it can feel hard to add healthy habits to our lives when not dropping one of the ball...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Stress, Rest, Analysis, Mental Health, Kristin Neff, Leo Babauta, Healthy Habits, Self-care, Burn Out, NewMusicBox, Dennis Tobenski, Megan Ihnen, Mara Glatzel, Angela Beeching


Needed Self Care for the New Year

As adults the holidays can be a blur and cause us to lose sight of good habits and healthy behavior. We rush here and rush there trying to make sure we find the right gift, visit with all the friends and family, squeeze in holiday parties and cookie exchanges, and all while trying to keep up the “holiday spirit.” It’s no wonder that by the time the new year arrives we feel exhausted, cranky and just done with everything. This time of year is supposed to be fun and full of joy and camaraderie...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Stress, New Year's, Self-compassion, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Self Care, New Year's Resolution, Linda


7 Tips to Stay Focused and Achieve Peace of Mind 

If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, stress, or depression then the phrase “peace of mind” might sound like something from a fairytale. But I can assure you that peace of mind really does exist. And not only that, it’s something that you can accomplish in your own life. Some people mistakenly believe that peace of mind is something that you only experience when things in your life are trouble-free, but that’s not true.  Peace of mind and focus go hand-in-hand. Therefore, when you learn ...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-help, Stress Reduction, Focus, Motivation And Inspiration, Don, Merriam Webster, Peace of Mind


6 Life Lessons I Learned Last Year

Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard once wrote, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to look back over the lessons learned from the mistakes and experiences of previous months. In 2018, I wrote two letters of resignation, grieved the ending of two significant relationships, and spent several weeks on a hospital waiting list for severe depression and weight loss. I fumbled, got lost, and confront...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Work Life Balance, Communication, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Self-esteem, Psychotherapy, Perfectionism, New Year's, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Marriage And Divorce


15 Simple Ways to Simplify Your Life

Simplifying one’s life can seem complicated. It can feel overwhelming, especially if you own a lot of stuff and your calendar is crammed with commitments. Where do you start? What the heck do you exactly do? What does simplifying even really look like? At its core, simplifying is making more time for the things that truly matter to us, said Rachel Jonat, who writes about simplicity and minimalism on her website The Minimalist Mom. “That means realigning how you spend your time, money, energy an...
Tags: Psychology, General, Organization, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, New Year's, Mental Health And Wellness, Murphy, Carver, Landis, Astor, Minimalism, Megan Murphy


Why You Can’t Slow Down

You know exactly what you need to do to slow down. You need to meditate. You need to sit on the couch, and catch a breather. You need to say no to additional assignments and commitments. You need to practice yoga, and take a few days off. But you can’t. In fact, you ramp up your workload instead. You hustle even harder. You pack your schedule even tighter. And, when you stop for a bit, if you actually stop for a bit, you wonder, Why? Why can’t I slow down? Why is resting so hard for me? For s...
Tags: Psychology, General, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Relaxation, Manhattan, Taylor, Mental Health And Wellness, Success & Achievement, Austin Texas, Busyness, Workaholic, Saidipour, Panthea Saidipour LCSW, Katrina Taylor


How to Deal with Anger When You’re All Too Good at Avoiding It

For many of us avoiding anger feels automatic and natural. Because anger doesn’t feel good. Because we associate anger with cruel words, broken glass and ruined relationships. In other words, as psychotherapist David Teachout, LMHCA, said, we associate anger with destruction, and avoidance is how we attempt to maintain our emotional and mental safety and health. According to Michelle Farris, LMFT, a psychotherapist and anger management specialist, if you grew up in a home where anger turned a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Stress, Self-help, Anger Management, Anger, Mental Health And Wellness, Emotion Regulation, SAN JOSE Calif, Teachout, Farris, Des Moines WA, Emotional Expression, David Teachout LMHCA, Michelle Farris


How Stress Affects Your Memory

The relationship between stress and memory is complex. A little bit of stress can enhance your ability to encode, store, and retrieve factual information. Too much stress, however, can shut the system down. You may have had this experience studying for a test. A moderate amount of anxiety is motivating and will help you perform better. Too much on the other hand, especially while taking the actual test, can prevent you from recalling what you know. The experience of trauma and chronic stress ...
Tags: Psychology, Energy, Memory, Stress, Trauma, Anxiety And Panic, Memory And Perception, Journal of Neuroscience, Bremner, Zhuo C Lang X Li H Qin W Yu, Nestler


Stressed Out? 4 Ways Stress Affects Your Health

We all know the feeling of being late to work, losing a job, or even worrying about finances. No matter your situation, stress is a feeling that people experience every day. Stress causes a lot of physical reactions in the body. Although the correlation needs to be studied more, an overabundance of stress can be linked to issues such as heart disease. It’s important to know how to reduce stress and the ways it can harm your body. Here are ways that stress affects your overall hea...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Stress, Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Yoga, Stress Reduction, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Chronic Stress, IBS, American Heart Association, Inflammation, Wei, Brain-gut Connection, Ways Stress Affects Your Health


Psychology Around the Net: December 22, 2018

Happy Holidays, sweet readers! Regardless of which holiday you celebrate — or even if you celebrate one at all — you’ve no doubt felt a mix of pleasant and not-so-pleasant emotions this month (why does this read like a horoscope?) — especially if you celebrate Christmas as you now only have a few days to go! Take a look at this week’s Psychology Around the Net to learn more about how to handle the holidays when they aren’t the most wonderful time of the year for you, ways to navigate the season...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Smoking, Holidays, Children, Obesity, Relationships, Study, Happiness, Christmas, Research, Intelligence, Stress, Depression, Heart Disease


How to Manage Stress and Anxiety Over Holiday Break with the Kids

It’s that time of year again. Your child is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the holiday break. They can’t wait to be home from school, have freedom in their schedule, and are super excited about the upcoming holidays. However, while they are so excited about it, it might be causing you a lot of stress and anxiety. And, their excitement can quickly disappear as they deal with this right alongside of you. Remember that this can be a stressful time for children as well. It’s easy to think th...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Children, Stress, Mindfulness, Anxiety, Holiday Stress, Worry, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Holiday Coping, Don, Christmas break, School holiday


Can the holidays give you a heart attack?

Are some days more prone to adverse events than others? Turns out, holiday heart attacks aren't a myth, shows a new study, and cold weather doesn't explain the spike in disease. Here's what you can do to keep healthy. [Author: Dr. Ayala]
Tags: Health, Wellness, Food, Christmas, Holiday, Stress, Heart Disease, Anxiety, Food And Drink, Party, Calories, Heart Attacks, New Years, Healthy Lifestyle, Ayala, Weight-loss


16 Great Reasons to Meditate That’ll Convince You to Start Now

Not only the monks or the devotees of Lord Shiva meditate. You don’t have to belong to a specific religion nor convert into an ascetic to meditate. There are many definitions of meditation by distinct people, but I feel this is where we are wrong. We cannot define meditation because it’s a different experience for every individual. And so, we should not compare those experiences. The general impression of meditation is attributed to early mornings, closed eyes, natural environment, cross folded ...
Tags: Health, Stress, Lifehacks, Shiva


HOW ADRENAL FATIGUE CAN HARM YOUR ABILITY TO GET PREGNANT

RESOLVING ADRENAL FATIGUE TO GET PREGNANT Before I had my successful pregnancy, I had what I now call my "corporate pressure cooker" job. I worked long hours and even though I thought I was handling my stress just fine, I had many symptoms of stress overload and "adrenal fatigue". Although I didn't know what it was called at the time, I definitely fit the profile of someone with this condition. I had a lot of hormonal imbalances, my cycles were too short and a little painful. It's prob...
Tags: Health, Stress, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, EzineArticles, Carolyn Porter, Trainer Energy Facilitator and Co


I Feel Like My Mind Is Working Against Itself

From a young woman in the U.S.: Why is it that some days I’ll feel productive and even be productive that day or for even 2 days in a row. But then following shortly after I feel extremely unproductive for many days. It feels as if my mind is working against itself. An example would be school, one day I’d do everything on my two do list for 2 days then the next couple of days I’ll struggle to even do one thing on my list. Thanks in advance. I  would need more information to answer this question ...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, School, General, Sleep, Stress, Therapy, Overwhelm


HOW ADRENAL FATIGUE CAN HARM YOU ABILITY TO GET PREGNANT

RESOLVING ADRENAL FATIGUE TO GET PREGNANT Before I had my successful pregnancy, I had what I now call my "corporate pressure cooker" job. I worked long hours and even though I thought I was handling my stress just fine, I had many symptoms of stress overload and "adrenal fatigue". Although I didn't know what it was called at the time, I definitely fit the profile of someone with this condition. I had a lot of hormonal imbalances, my cycles were too short and a little painful. It's prob...
Tags: Health, Stress, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, EzineArticles, Carolyn Porter, Trainer Energy Facilitator and Co


Podcast: A Delicious Ritual to Reduce Stress

  Living in our fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves stressed out, and many others don’t even realize how stressed they’ve become. Many people choose to ignore their stress, others use meditation, exercise, or other endeavors to reduce stress. This episode shares the story of a woman whose solution to stress involves regularly making challah, a traditional Jewish bread. Not only does the ritual of the making of the bread reduce stress, but the history and tradition of the bread are ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Instagram, Wales, California, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Stress, Mindfulness, Ohio, University of Pennsylvania, Kitchenaid, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Don


How Empathic People Can Set Effective, Loving Boundaries

You’re a highly empathic person. You fully and intently listen to others. You tend to focus on others’ emotions, often feeling them more so than your own. In fact, it’s like you feel someone else’s pain deep inside your bones. It’s that visceral. And you frequently find yourself utterly exhausted because tending to others comes more naturally to you than tending to yourself, according to Joy Malek, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in working with people who are intuitive, empathic...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Habits, Stress, Empathy, Self-help, Self-esteem, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Joy Malek, Malek, Highly Sensitive Person, Personal Boundaries


The Secret to Practicing Truly Nourishing Self-Care

There are myriad ways to practice self-care. Meditating. Stretching. Reading. Running. Getting a massage. Taking a long, hot bath. Taking a walk. Going to your favorite restaurant. Dancing. Deep breathing. Writing. Taking a break. Taking a trip. But, at its core, the secret to practicing truly nourishing, supportive self-care is to know yourself. As psychotherapist Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC, said, “self-care can look very different depending on the temperament and needs of the person.” Brunner...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Relaxation, Thorn, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Self Care, Austin Texas, Cain, Susan Cain, Brunner, Down Time


Therapists Share Their Favorite Meaningful Self-Care Tips

Self-care has many different definitions. It simply depends on who you ask. But what usually doesn’t differ is that self-care is about nourishing ourselves—and it’s absolutely vital. As psychotherapist Emily Griffiths, LPC, said, “The opposite of self-care is self-neglect.” And “neglecting our emotional and physical health leads to increased anxiety, depression, and physical illness.” She noted that self-care is about knowing our limits and not depleting our nervous system. “When we lose sight...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity, Oakland, Thorn, Personal Growth, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Self Care, Ashley Thorn


Common Communication Challenges Women Face—And How to Effectively Navigate Them

Many women face challenges in how we communicate, whether it’s with our partners or our colleagues. The specifics of the situation don’t really matter, but the results are the same: We’re left feeling resentful and frustrated. For instance, according to relationship specialist Amy Kipp, LMFT, we often have a hard time expressing our needs and asking for them to be met. We fear that we’ll be seen as needy, or we’ll be inconveniencing people, she said. We fear that others will think we’re high-mai...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Women, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Women's Issues, Gender Bias, Gillette, Mental Health And Wellness, Active Listening, Success & Achievement, Assertiveness, San Antonio Texas


How to Reduce Mental Clutter That’s Keeping You Stuck

Do these statements sound all-too familiar? I’m too old for that. I’ve never been good at that. I don’t have the time. I just can’t do it. They may sound all-too familiar because these kinds of sentences run through your mind any time you want to try something new, any time you have a goal, any time you want to make a change. Any time, there’s an inkling of “I’d like to try that,” a similar soul-crushing thought pops up, and stomps on your desire before it ever takes flight. You think you’re ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Creativity, Clutter, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement, Risk-taking, Assumption


5 Daily Habits That Will Make You A More Positive and Happy Person

As we grow older and gain more wisdom through the years, we realize that money or popularity by themselves do not spell success. Rather, it is the presence of happiness in our lives that makes it all worthwhile. We may be the wealthiest person on our street but if we’re miserable, we are far from successful. The problem most of us face is getting caught up in the daily grind of life and becoming worn out, overworked, and over-caffeinated. Of course, with all of life’s little and big stresses com...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Relationships, Happiness, Success, Walmart, Stress, Fun, Change, Brain, How To, Lifehacks, Happy People Reduce, Steve Roy


9 Powerful Ways to Care for Your Emotional Health

We tend to dismiss our emotional health. We certainly don’t talk about it around the dinner table, at the office, or really anywhere. If we talk about any kind of health, we prefer to chat about our physical wellness: what we’re eating, and not eating, what kind of exercise we’re trying, and not trying, how much we’re sleeping or not sleeping. One reason we do this is because talking about our physical health offers external validation from others, said Marline Francois-Madden, LCSW, a psychothe...
Tags: Psychology, General, Maryland, San Francisco, Stress, Self-help, Emotional Health, Mental Health And Wellness, Emotion Regulation, Hodge, Houston Texas, Patel, Kristin Neff, Montclair New Jersey, Tanvi Patel, Alicia Hodge Psy


6 Ways to Model Emotional Regulation for Your Kids

I like to think of myself as a fairly even-keeled person. I have 20 years of training in the mental health field and I work daily at finding ways to be a more self-actualized mother, daughter, sister, wife, and employee. However, if there is one thing that sends me to the stratosphere, it’s when someone tells me to “calm down.” And yet, I say those words to my daughter all the time.   As I write this, I’m swamped with several work projects, some family commitments, and a pending equestrian co...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Agitation, Anger Management, DMV, Modeling, Relaxation, Anger, Stress Management, Children And Teens, Coping Skills, Emotional Regulation



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