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10 Strategies for Recharging on the Spot

While it would be nice to have an entire day to recharge, it’s not necessary. And if you wait until you have a full day off (from work or parenting or any other countless responsibilities you have), you’ll likely be incredibly exhausted—physically, mentally, and emotionally. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to recharge on the spot, whether you’re responding to emails at your desk, sitting on the subway, or dealing with a tantruming toddler (yes, really). Below, you’ll find an ass...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Google Maps, Mental Health And Wellness, Sweeney, University of Leuven, Rizzo, Laurie Hollman, Hollman, Heidi Hanna, Paula Rizzo, Nita Sweeney


Psychology Around the Net: February 15, 2020

In this week’s Psychology Around the Net, we explore the 12 subtle signs of anxiety, how sleep is vital for kids’ mental health, Medicare’s warning to doctors trying to offer holistic care, where we should draw the line on mental illness memes, the mental health effects of digital technology, and more.     12 Subtle Signs of Anxiety : Do you have anxiety? Even if you don’t get outwardly nervous (shaking hands, quick breathing), you may still be struggling with anxiety that manifests in y...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, General, Students, Sleep, Mental Health, Anxiety, Trauma, Memes, Medicare, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net, Health-related, Mary


A Meditation on Leaving a Job Behind and Taking Back Control

When you’re in a job that you dislike, it could be complicated to simply walk away. It’s tough to walk out the door without looking back and weigh the various consequences. But at the same time, walking away from detrimental situations also can be a beautiful exercise in taking back control — taking back control of your life and yourself and all you embody, even if it’s not always so easy.  In my personal experience, I planned to stay at a particular job for a decent amount of time. Then, whe...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Stress, Personal, Anxiety, Unemployment, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Self Care, Quitting A Job, Ronda Suder


Panic, Depression, DPDR

I’m 31 years old, and ever since I was 16 when I tried Marijuana for the first time, I have had reoccurring bouts with what I would call severe panic, then this panic leads to a few months of feeling like only my head is my body, and my arms feel like there distorted and long, I feel like my brains not believing what my eyes are selling and because of this I feel an intense sensation of my heart dropping and then a rush up my neck and feel as if I’m in another dimension, it is so insanely terrif...
Tags: Psychology, General, Marijuana, Anxiety, Therapy, Medication related questions, Self-esteem, Personality, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Phobia, Dissociation, Drug Use, DPD, Depersonalization Disorder


Why Do I Pretend I’m Someone Else?

From a woman in the U.S.:  I never grew out of the act of pretending to be someone else when you were a kid.  I will become obsessed with someone (famous or otherwise) and pretend to be them when I am alone.  I will even come up with scenarios to act out, and pretend there are others around that I will have imaginary conversations with.  I am female, and the people I usually become obsessed with are male.  Whatever they do, I will try to do the same thing (sing, play guitar, train for marathons,...
Tags: Psychology, General, Fantasy, Habits, Therapy, Loneliness, American Psychiatric Association APA


The Common Drink That Halves Liver Cancer Risk

People who like this drink can lower their odds of having liver cancer by 50 percent. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do...
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A Mental Sign of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D may be linked to critical neurotransmitters and inflammatory markers. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Nutrition, Depression, Jeremy Dean


How A Lover’s Shirt Can Improve Your Sleep (M)

The trick can improve sleep as much as taking melatonin supplements. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only



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