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I'm a notoriously bad sleeper who tried Sleep by Headspace for a month to stop waking up in the middle of the night - here's how it went

The Headspace app. Headspace Freelance writer Zoe Rosenberg has struggled with getting a good night's sleep for years. She decided to download Sleep by Headspace, which costs $69.99 a year. She liked the wind-down and mid-night exercises, which helped her get to sleep after waking up. See more stories on Insider's business page. I don't remember when it started, but somewhere along the way, I became bad at sleeping. This was way before the pandemic made sleep practically imposs...
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Q&A Sessions: Meet Mokgadi Mabela — the DJ, beekeeper and mother delivering sweet, sweet honey from Native Nosi

Mokgadi Mabela is the bee lady whose love for good honey has blossomed into a business. She tells us about her genius dad and her late introduction to bees The post Q&A Sessions: Meet Mokgadi Mabela — the DJ, beekeeper and mother delivering sweet, sweet honey from Native Nosi appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Music, Reading, Anxiety, Bees, Farming, Faith, National, Honey, Djing, Bee Hives, Beekeeping, Q&A Sessions, Subs-only, Mokgadi Mabela, Native Nosi

Naomi Osaka's anxiety concerns make perfect sense - mental health issues in athletes are wildspread, according to experts

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open this week. Anadolu Agency / Getty Images Naomi Osaka announced she would be withdrawing from the French Open, citing mental health reasons. She initially boycotted post-match press conferences, before pulling out altogether. Media attention can exacerbate anxiety and depression and "impostor syndrome," according to experts who spoke to Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open this week af...
Tags: Media, Life, Sports, International, Trends, Mental Health, Anxiety, Tennis, Paris, Andy Murray, Osaka, Naomi Osaka, Morin, Alliant International University, Digital Culture, Amy Morin

The lark advantage: why naturally early risers are happier than night owls

The time you wake up every morning is baked into your DNA – and it could have an impact on your mood and wellbeingName: The lark advantage.Age: Suspected for years, but recently ratified. Continue reading...
Tags: Sleep, Life and style, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Health & wellbeing

‘A career change saved my life’: the people who built better lives after burnout

Chronic stress at work can lead to listlessness, fatigue – and a much higher risk of stroke and heart disease. But there are ways to save yourself before it’s too lateSpencer Carter had been signed off work for three months with stress. Before that time was up, his employers “encouraged” him back early, then doubled the size of the team he managed – and his responsibility. “In the last couple of years, everything got worse,” he says, with a degree of understatement. In fact, his GP warned him th...
Tags: Health, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Mental Health, Anxiety, Health & wellbeing, Men, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Guardian Careers, Carter, Changing Jobs

6 ways to reduce employee anxiety and stay focused during uncertain times

A cohesive and focused team is best suited to handle uncertainty. EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images One of the hardest challenges entrepreneurs face is handling business uncertainty. Try these methods to reduce the pain of uncertainty and increase productivity in your teams. Encourage structured debate on issues, avoid micromanaging, keep goals consistent, and stay focused. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over my years as an advisor to new businesses and startups, I hav...
Tags: Leadership, Trends, Strategy, Management, Teamwork, Anxiety, EMS, Nordic, Uncertainty, Don, Inc, Kellogg School of Management, Contributor, Martin Zwilling, Adrian Gostick, Contributor 2019

Ketamine infusion: The new therapy for depression, explained

Ketamine is the first hallucinogen approved for therapeutic use in the U.S. Research has shown ketamine is effective at treating depression. Though ketamine infusion therapy is now being offered at hundreds of North American clinics, there are unaddressed dangers in the current ketamine gold rush. In March 2019, the FDA approved ketamine, under the trade name Spravato (esketamine), for clinical use in treatment-resistant depression therapy. Alongside racemic ketamine, which is commonly ...
Tags: Facebook, Medicine, Time, Depression, Anxiety, Medical Research, United States, Innovation, Fda, North America, Physiology, Derek, Toronto Ontario Canada, Janssen, British Journal of Psychiatry, Human body

"In" is a gorgeous graphic novel about trying to find genuine human connections

I miss people. I like being around people, but I'm not always great at actually socializing with them. I hover around the edges of the room, unsure of what to do, heart racing with every missed opportunity for a conversational entrance. — Read the rest
Tags: Reviews, Art, Post, News, Book Reviews, Book Review, Graphic Novels, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Graphic Design, Visual Art, Watercolor, Graphic Novel, Will McPhail, Great Graphic Novels

Why Naomi Osaka's refusal to speak to the media should spark a dialogue about mental health in the sports industry

Naomi Osaka. Getty Images/Fred Lee This week, tennis star Naomi Osaka declined to speak to the media after a match for mental health reasons. She was met with backlash from some as giving interviews is often seen as part of the role of an athlete. Although talk of change may be starting, many athletes are left to struggle in silence. See more stories on Insider's business page. Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka took a stand this week that called attention to the mental health of profes...
Tags: Media, Trends, Strategy, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Tennis, Tokyo, Wimbledon, Serena Williams, US Open, Athletes, Osaka, Nordic, Naomi Osaka, Jennifer Capriati

How COVID-19's effect on the job market could cause widespread health problems

Out-of-work Kentucky residents wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims. John Sommers II/Getty Images COVID-19 caused a surge in unemployment, and job loss can lead to physical and mental health issues. Increased use of alcohol or drugs, eating and sleeping poorly, or exercising less are other risks. Support for people out of work due to COVID-19 will be necessary to mitigate future health issues. See more stories on Insider's business page. Being...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Jobs, Congress, California, Opinion, Kentucky, Disney, US, Trends, Job Market, Research, Depression, Anxiety, Unemployment, Healthcare

I spent a month using popular meditation app Calm to help with my longtime panic disorder. Here's my verdict.

Author Sarah Fielding meditating. Sarah Fielding Meditation can help with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, high blood pressure, and sleep problems. Sarah Fielding, who's used Headspace before, tried the Calm app, which costs $69.99 for a year. She enjoyed the quick sleep meditations and meditation sets, but the app has some downsides. See more stories on Insider's business page. In September 2016, my mental health was incredibly poor.Each day was a struggle filled with intrusive ...
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I paid $200 to be hypnotized to cure my anxiety over going out in public after COVID-19. Surprisingly, it worked.

Julie Peck learned that hypnosis isn't at all like in the movies. Tara Moore/Getty Images Julie Peck decided to try hypnosis to help overcome her anxiety of being around people unmasked. She booked a one-hour virtual session with certified clinical hypnosis practitioner Shauna Cummins. The session taught Peck some coping mechanisms and gave her a "great sense of joy." See more stories on Insider's business page. I care for my 80-year-old mother in my home, so ensuring her safety an...
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Scared of social un-distancing? Many of us still need time to 'thaw.'

A woman wearing a face covering walks past a shop in Cardiff, Wales on October 18, 2020. Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Vaccines were supposed to be our ticket to normalcy after a grueling year of isolation. But I, among others, have found myself afraid to return to even CDC-approved activities. We've been frozen in place by trauma. Now we need time to thaw. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, all I thought about was getting a vaccine. I refreshed pharmacy websit...
Tags: Psychology, Science, News, California, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Analysis, Walgreens, Anxiety, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Cardiff Wales, Miami Beach, Emma Seppala, Seppala

Still scared to return to normal life? Maybe you have 'the freeze' like me.

A person wearing a mask in Warsaw, Poland on February 17, 2021. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Images Vaccines were supposed to be our ticket to normalcy after a grueling year of isolation. But I, among others, have found myself afraid to return to even CDC-approved activities. We're suffering from "the freeze" - that stuck feeling after trauma in which the perception of a threat persists. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, all I thought about was getting a vacci...
Tags: Psychology, Science, News, California, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Analysis, Walgreens, Anxiety, Nervous System, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Miami Beach, Warsaw Poland, Emma Seppala

4 Of The Best Ways to Help You Cope with Anxiety

Dealing with anxiety is not an easy task. This is the second most common mental disorder among people in the United States. Feelings of worry, fear, and apprehension can be understood as anxiety. This can seriously affect you on many levels such as cognitive, physical, and emotional areas. It can even induce a trail of disturbing and negative thoughts. It has the potential to overwhelm you and to disturb your life. It is important to manage your daily levels so that it does not turn into a sev...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Men's Health, Anxiety, United States, Jazz

How to Identify and Deal With a Fear of Success

Fear of failure makes sense. We’ve all experienced failure at some stage, realized it’s not great, and are worried about feeling like that again. But our brains are hard to please. Because in addition to the fear of failure, many people also experience a fear of success.Read more...
Tags: Anxiety, Fear, Emotions, Mind, Lifehacks, Self, Evolutionary Psychology, Kendra Cherry, Human Interest, Fear Of Medical Procedures

Fears Covid anxiety syndrome could stop people reintegrating

Exclusive: compulsive hygiene habits and fear of public places could remain for some after lockdown lifted, researchers sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have expressed concern that residual anxiety over coronavirus may have led some people to develop compulsive hygiene habits that could prevent them from reintegrating into the outside world, even though Covid hospitalisations and deaths in the UK are coming down.The concept of “Covid anxiety syndrome” was...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Education, Research, Society, UK News, World news, Mental Health, Anxiety, Higher Education, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Kingston University, London South Bank University, Coronavirus, Covid Continue

Do you worry too much? Stoicism can help

Stoicism is the philosophy that nothing about the world is good or bad in itself, and that we have control over both our judgments and our reactions to things. It is hardest to control our reactions to the things that come unexpectedly. By meditating every day on the "worst case scenario," we can take the sting out of the worst that life can throw our way. Are you a worrier? Do you imagine nightmare scenarios and then get worked up and anxious about them? Does your mind get caught in a horribl...
Tags: Anxiety, Innovation, Oxford, Philosophy, Stoicism, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Catastrophizing, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Robyn Beck, Getty ImagesOne, Jonny Thomson

Anxiety And Work: The Impact Of Anxiety On Different Generations of Employees

No matter how good you are at your job or how long you’ve been at it, being an effective leader is never easy. As a leader, you play many roles — from coach and mentor to (sometimes) drill sergeant and disciplinarian. The key is understanding exactly what your employees need ... Click to continue reading
Tags: Leadership, Stress, Guest Posts, Mental Health, Anxiety, Opportunity

Several Ways on How to Relieve Anxiety Using CBD Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) is cannabis plant-derived oil. It is a natural material that is used in things such as oils and foods to provide a sense of comfort and peace. CBD is not psychoactive, contrary to its counterpart, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary ingredient of marijuana. Cannabis items such as CBD oil are controversially open to recreational marijuana use. Yet awareness of the potential health benefits of CBD oil is rising. Researchers examined the potential medicinal applicati...
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Why Do I Feel Like I'm Dying During a Panic Attack?

If you would like to know what it feels like to die, while at the same time continuing to live, you have a number of solid options. You can eat fast food quickly on a 90-degree day; you can lay awake all night mentally rehearsing your greatest failures and then board a packed bus to work; you can experiment, for days…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Psychiatry, Anxiety, Fear, Emotions, Mind, Panic Attack, Panic, Panic Disorder, Chronic Stress, Phobias, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Craig Barr, Health Medical Pharma, Shortness Of Breath

3 founders share the self-care practices that strengthen their mental health and help them stay mindful

Writing in a journal is one way founders can practice mindfulness. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images When COVID cost him business, Isaac Rudansky looked back at his career successes to think more positively. Altering your mindset can give you the confidence to push forward through difficult times. Founders should also try identifying their emotions, seeking support, and taking time for themselves. See more stories on Insider's business page. After only six weeks of working in his company&...
Tags: Boston, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Anxiety, Burnout, Journaling, Silk, Founders, Nordic, Self Care, Brene Brown, Inc

For some, the pandemic eased mental health distress

While COVID-19 physically affects adults more than children, mental health distress has increased across all age groups. Children between 5 and 17 sought help for mental health issues at much higher rates in 2020. However, a new study found children with pre-existing mental health issues experienced reduced symptoms when lockdowns began.While the physical effects of COVID-19 have dominated headlines for the last 13 months, mental health effects are considered a simultaneous pandemic that could o...
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If you're ecstatic after a trip to the shops, it's your brain thanking you for the novelty | Richard A Friedman

The monotony of lockdown life has starved us of spontaneity and serendipity, which enhance learning and memoryRichard A Friedman is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical CollegeI hit a wall in late February and felt that life had taken on a quality of stultifying sameness. Was it Wednesday or Sunday? I couldn’t really tell: every day of the week felt identical because there was nothing to distinguish them. Work, read, exercise, eat, repeat. Like nearly everyone I know, I ha...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Anxiety, Friedman, Richard A Friedman, Coronavirus, Weill Cornell Medical

Nervous about socialising again? Here’s how to handle the end of lockdown

After a year of Zoom calls and social distancing, we will soon be able to start mingling with friends and work colleagues again. Experts reveal what to do if the very idea brings you out in a cold sweatIf the limit of your conversational prowess this past year has been to grunt through Zoom meetings, discuss dinner plans with your flatmate, nag your children or make passive-aggressive comments to the cat, you may feel out of practice now that large gatherings look tantalisingly within reach. Per...
Tags: Health, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Anxiety

Look after yourself: how your state of mind could affect your Covid jab

Psychological burdens from stress to loneliness to lack of sleep have been shown to affect immune responses to other vaccinationsSleep well. Take time out to relax. Connect with your friends and family. Such things would be advisable at any time – but might it be especially important in the coming months. According to a growing body of evidence, our psychological state can shape the immune system’s reaction to a new vaccine – including the development of protective antibodies that will help us t...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Carers, Vaccines and immunisation, Loneliness, University of Manchester, Daniel Davis, Coronavirus

'Socially, how do we navigate this?': lifting lockdown is stressful for some

While some may celebrate relaxation of Covid rules, others may feel anxious about changesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs lockdown restrictions begin to ease, people are understandably keen for a gradual return to normal. But while many will be celebrating each stage of the reopening, for others such significant changes will be accompanied by feelings of stress or anxiety.“I’m still incredibly anxious about catching Covid,” says James Bagshaw, 27, a lecturer who liv...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, James Bagshaw, Coronavirus

Take things slowly as lockdown ends to avoid 're-entry' syndrome

A psychiatrist advises us not to catastrophise post-Covid life and to be compassionate towards others Lockdown ending could trigger anxiety for many, say UK charitiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFirst of all, it’s normal to be anxious when there’s such a big change for us as a society. I think the last time there was something similar was post-9/11 when people had to adjust to using transport at a time when people were anxious about that.The “re-entry” syndrome peo...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Anxiety, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Coronavirus

A survival kit for healthcare workers, before the Covid-19 third wave hits

Doctors and nurses are dog-tired, depressed and anxious. Experts share some tips on how to cope The post A survival kit for healthcare workers, before the Covid-19 third wave hits appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Who, World Health Organisation, Psychologists, Self-care, Mood Disorders, Top Six, Mental Healthcare, Psychiatrists, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19

New study suggests placebo might be as powerful as psychedelics

New research from Imperial College London investigated the psychological effects of microdosing LSD in 191 volunteers. While microdosers experienced beneficial mental health effects, the placebo group performed statistically similar to those who took LSD. Researchers believe the expectation of a trip could produce some of the same sensations as actually ingesting psychedelics. Swiss physician Paracelsus knew chemicals that heal in small doses can be toxic in large doses. The 16th-century "fath...
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