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11 Active Ways to Build Mental Strength

How to Build Mental Strength Building your mental strength is just as important as building your physical strength. The best way to cope with the pressures and stress of everyday life is by boosting your mental strength. The reason it is important to find your mental balance and strength is because it is connected to your body. There is a distinct connection between your emotional and physical health. If you are feeling lost or hopeless you can try these active ways to build your mental strength. You need to treat yourself holistically. All people are not born with the same level of mental toughness. However, it is possible for you to cultivate it to a level higher than what you are born with. Building your mental strength can help you in dealing with situations that create a lot of pressure. When you are mentally strong, you can learn not to let such situations overwhelm you. Here are eleven active ways to build your mental strength. 11 Best Ways to Build Your Mental Strength Control

Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder): Symptoms and Treatment

Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder) What is Trichotillomania? The main feature of trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) is the repeated pulling out of one’s own hair. They do not do this for cosmetic reasons, but because of an irresistible urge to pull out their hair. This happens to such a degree that there is hair loss and the person can feel distressed. A brief feeling of relief can occur as you pull out the hair. Hair pulling most commonly occurs on the head and around the eyes, though it can occur anywhere. Hair pulling can occur in brief episodes throughout the day or sometimes for several hours. The disorder may run in families. It is common in those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) . Anxiety can trigger trichotillomania episodes. People usually admit that they have the problem. Many people put the hair in their mouths after pulling it. Examination reveals broken hairs. Trichotillomania affects 1 to 4 percent of people. Women are about 4 times more likely to be

11 Must Know Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Natural Remedies for Anxiety Anxiety is a part and parcel of our life. It makes us more vigilant and stay organized. However a great deal of anxiety may create problems in our healthy lifestyle, thus it should be checked before it gets out of control. In this article you will find some of the most effective natural remedies for dealing with anxiety. Stay active To stay active means to keep a balanced physical and emotional health by working out for a few hours every day to keep the body fit and mind fresh. This may help reduce tension or stress for some time each day. And, know what? Even 20-30 minutes of brisk walking can do wonders in improving your anxiety symptoms...! Balanced and healthy diet A healthy diet rich in carbohydrates, magnesium and proteins can provide energy to the body to stay fit and active reducing lethargy which may cause anxiety. Find here a detailed discussion on →  Foods for Anxiety and Stress . Getting sufficient sleep Anxiety may often cause restlessness and

How to Support a Depressed Partner: 11 Ways to Help

How to Support a Depressed Partner Studies reveal that partners often play a major role in fighting depression . If you are one of the many people who are in a relationship with someone who is dealing with depression, you may be wondering how you can best support your depressed partner. Here are a few tips to help you provide the support your partner needs. Keep on offering useful resources, ask him/her questions to comfort, and always be in touch. Join him/her for some appointments if you can. The other thing you can do is help him/her get in touch with his/her loved ones. Your partner’s parents and other family members can also be useful in this regard. Get your partner into some healthy habits. Encourage him/her to do some exercise. Choose the right kind of diet for your partner. Get him/her into a routine. Encourage him/her to maintain a journal. In this way he/she can note down the positive things about the day. This will help your partner to build confidence and overcome depressi

How to Fix Bipolar Disorder Without Meds

Can Bipolar Disorder Be Managed Without Medication The Royal College of Psychiatrists finds that nearly 1% of the adult population experience symptoms of bipolar disorder at some point in their life. As per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), around 2.8% of people in the US suffer from bipolar disorder. Out of these, around 83% of cases are severe. Typical age of onset is 25 years. [ Read the Article ] As of now, there is no cure for bipolar disorder . However, it can be managed quite effectively with proper treatment. In addition to medications, there are a few other therapies that can also be very helpful. However, more than 60% of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder stop taking their medications at some point. This is often due to the unpleasant side effects those drugs cause, drugs such as the mood stabilizer lithium and antipsychotic olanzapine. These side effects include dizziness, diarrhea, slowed down movements and considerable weight gain. Added to this, the s

11 Great Physical and Mental Exercises for Depression with Benefits

Exercise for depression More often, people affected with depression lose interest in activities including their favorite hobbies causing a drastic impairment in their daily life. Doing what we love and keeping ourselves happy is what makes us to keep going in life. It is very important to balance our moods, feelings, interests, etc. to lead a happy day every day. It is important to find ways to be happy in order to fight the depression and go back to being yourself. Here are 11 exercises to make your day a little more happening and to reduce stress which will help in gaining back the interest that has been lost in activities. Physical and Mental Exercise for Depression Physical Exercise for Depression Running Running produces natural ‘feel good’ chemicals called endorphins and other hormones which help in elevating and improving the mood. In addition to the stress relief, mood boost, depression and anxiety aid, running also has other amazing perks. It helps burn calories, reduces the

How to Use Yoga to Reduce Anxiety and Keep Calm

Anxiety can affect anyone at any time. Yoga is a great way to help manage anxiety and improve your overall well-being. Here we will discuss the benefits of yoga for anxiety and provide some tips on how to use Yoga to reduce anxiety and keep calm. The Practice of Yoga While the practice of yoga has been a staple in many Eastern cultures and religions, the practice has not always been as popular in the Western world. This was partly due to a misunderstanding of what this practice is about, what it represents, and how it can benefit the individual's health and overall well-being. However, in recent years, yoga practice has grown exponentially in the United States. While the term yoga is stereotypically quick to conjure up images of deep breathing and superhuman postures and positions, yoga is practiced in many different forms. That means there are many different yoga schools. Let's take a look at the many benefits yoga offers, including yoga for anxiety. Each yoga form or yoga sch

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How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways

How to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem Self-Confidence Meaning Self Confidence is a belief on ones abilities. In the purest form it expresses how much belief you have in your own abilities, in any field. You can have great self confidence in your soccer abilities but when it comes to relationships, you are lost. So it varies on the field which we are examining.   We all have our strong and weak sides, and that’s okay. The problem begins when we disregard and undervalue ourselves, and lose faith in ourselves. This is what you should focus on, when building self confidence. You should focus on your strong sides and remind yourself of the things you are proud of, of the things that you are very good at. When you focus on the things you are proud of, you start feeling great about yourself and you begin to acknowledge your advantages as well. This leads to strong sense of self-appreciation and confidence. How to Build Self-Confidence Everyone is different, and what works for one perso

Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a stress management technique developed by Edmund Jacobson, Physical Therapist in early 1920s. According to Jacobson, since mental stress and anxiety accompanies muscular tension, one can reduce stress and anxiety  by learning to relax muscle tension.  Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation  ( JPMR ) technique (exercise/therapy) is still popular among modern physiotherapists as well as psychotherapists. In this article you will find a detailed discussion on PMR and 2 Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation scripts ... What Is Progressive Muscle Relaxation Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) can be defined as a relaxation response to daily stressors. It is a psychophysical therapy that can be used to reduce tension and physical pain, and to help clients learn to be more conscious of their own bodily sensations and body posture. It comprises a sequence of techniques designed to systematically relax specific

How to Deal with Depression Alone: Overcome Depression on Your Own

How to Deal with Depression Depression leaves devastation in its wake, but fortunately there is something that can be done about it. At this day and age, people are more aware of the harmful impact that untreated depression can lead to. Modern advances have more or less minimized the recurrence of depression once identified and treated. Knowing how to deal with depression will definitely save a life, yours or a loved one’s. Depression occurs more commonly than we think, and has varying impact to a person’s life. Depending on the individual lifestyle, coping mechanism and personality, it could range from manageable to disastrous. Symptoms could also vary, and a depressed person may exhibit frequent emotional down-times manifested through crying. It may also affect sexual desire, alienation from family and friends, as well as difficulty in finding meaning in life. A person with depression is also disinterested in participating in group activities, and may end up neglecting personal an