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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living How do you stop worrying from sucking your energy and ruining your life? Well, it's quite easy. The magic solution is to stop worrying. Well it may seem downright impossible. After all, worrying comes naturally. It's what humans do. That worry bug will be persistent. So every time it bites you, crush it. All you need is some practice, a dash of determination and a pinch of commitment. I used to believe that worrying was my way of problem-solving. I would spend countless hours working through every scenario. (My problem-solving usually involved backup plans in case the first plan didn't pan out.) Well, this was endlessly exhausting. I always ended up with tight knots in my stomach. And guess what? That problem I was so eager to solve using the power of my worrying never materialized. But after many tight knotted, sleepless nights, it hit me. I should concentrate on the worries that I could solve, not the ones I had zero control ove

Anxiety Attack: Meaning, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, How to Stop

Anxiety Attack An anxiety attack (or Panic Attack)  is a time period whereby a person is suddenly, sometimes without warning, debilitated by feelings of intense anxiety and fear. For the sufferer it can be a very terrifying experience, even though they are totally unaware that their symptoms are part of the body’s natural mechanism called ‘fight-or-flight’. Every time a person enters a stressful situation, he/she has at some point to be very near to having an anxiety attack , but may not have even realized it. In fact it is a natural instinctive response to stressful circumstances – the ‘fight or flight’ instinct. Some people can actually benefit from this, which results in better performance or in the case of soldiers, the instinctive knowledge of when to stay and fight and when to retreat. However, there are those among us that find themselves experiencing more than just basic instinctive feelings, but heightened and over exaggerated responses that can become debilitating and in

Personality Disorders and their Symptoms

Personality Disorders & their Symptoms Personality disorders are repeated behaviors that cause distress and discord in the person who commits them and to those whom he relates to. Unpleasant behaviors may be personality disorder symptoms if they have started when the person is young and have persisted to the present. These may involve his thoughts, emotions, reactions, and behavior. He may have impaired thinking processes, extreme mood swings, no impulse control, and offensive behavior. These are common personality disorder symptoms: People with personality disorder are usually very anxious and may perform self-mutilation as a way to cope with their anxiety . They may have uncontrollable rage and be violent. They may seek to isolate themselves out of fear and mistrust of others. They may feel depressed and have low self-esteem, to the point of committing suicide. They may have problems in relationships and have impaired social interaction. They may not do

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder Sometimes, a person can appear to just be difficult when they actually have a condition that most psychologists would believe needs treatment. This is true of many people who have Borderline Personality Disorder , or BPD . Though this disorder is not very common, it can have an impact on everyone who regularly comes into contact with the person who suffers from it. For this reason, it can be very helpful to nearly anyone to have a basic understanding of what it is and what kind of symptoms are associated with it. What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Borderline Personality Disorder is one that revolves around instability in emotional states and relationships. People who have it are often exceptionally sensitive to any sign, whether real or imagined, that they are being rejected by the people in their life. They are also prone to strong emotional reactions, and appear to have difficulty controlling them. They are also often generally very impulsiv

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) One of the most dramatic personality disorders that have been subjected to mockery over long periods of time, Narcissistic Personality Disorder ( NPD ) is a serious psychological issue that causes severe social dysfunction in individuals. The film ‘To Die For’ portrayed a female character (played by Nicole Kidman) who suffered from typical narcissism. This film brought to light, so vividly, the symptoms of a narcissistic personality. Wall Street, the 2010 drama film is also a great example of a movie that portrays Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Even though personality disorder is a cause of amusement to many who lack knowledge about it, the true gravity of it is much more. People suffering from the disorder face many crises in life and engage in antisocial or self-destructive behavior in the long run. Let us take a comprehensive look at what Narcissistic Personality Disorder is, how it is caused and what we can do to help sufferers increase

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

How to Stop Overthinking | How to Stop Thinking Too Much

Overthinking Overthinking is “thinking about something too much or for too long”. In simple words, When you think too much it is called Overthinking. Overthinking is a mental process that revolves around the idea of ruminating, going over something in your head over and over again, replaying it in your mind, and eventually feeling overwhelmed by it. When we are overthinking we are not able to think the right thing at the right time. Overthinking is the act of spending time dwelling on problem instead of the solution. This could cause us to think about it too long and over-analyze a problem. It is a good way to avoid a problem but also a bad way to solve a problem because you will spend way too much time to solve a problem that is not worth solving. How to recognize overthinking ? The person is experiencing difficulty concentrating because they are thinking too much. The person is unable to do anything else but think about the problem because they keep thinking about it. Also, it is a

Relaxation Techniques: Natural Remedies for Anxiety, Stress, Panic

Relaxation Techniques Some amount of stress and anxiety is actually healthy because it can help you focus and sharpen your mind, but when it becomes overwhelming, it then produces debilitating effects on both the mind and the body. There are many simple natural remedies (yes, in addition to medication treatment and psychotherapy) that anyone can follow or practice to reduce anxiety and stress . These include relaxation techniques , which require little effort and can be used at any time. Relaxation techniques induce a natural, physiological response to stress, a reaction when one does not know it is happening. Relaxation is defined as a psychophysical state in which a person feels free from stress and tension. Achieving a state of relaxation means gaining the ability to control the level of physical activation in order to produce a state that is ready for freedom from tension. When stress and anxiety affect the body's normal functioning, relaxation can be a helpful way to regain p