If you have any type of social anxiety, you can work toward helping yourself deal with it alone. But, remember, if it gets worse, you really should get some help professionally. It really is okay to ask for help. In the meantime, these social anxiety tips can help you ease into social situations. Continue reading Social Anxiety: Tips for Easing into a Social Situation
Social Anxiety: Is It a Personality Disorder?
There is some confusion about whether social anxiety disorder is a personality disorder or not. It’s not. It can lead to avoidant personality disorder which is a personality disorder that looks a lot like social anxiety. However, an avoidant personality disorder is characterized by being much worse and debilitating. Continue reading Social Anxiety: Is It a Personality Disorder?
Social Anxiety: Common Symptoms
Social anxiety isn’t something to joke about. It can cause people to miss out on living a full life as they seek to avoid situations that make them feel anxious and uncomfortable.
Many people with social anxiety end up with some level of agoraphobia too. They are so busy trying to avoid people and the uncomfortable feeling, they realize one day that they haven’t been with other people for months. Some people don’t even realize they have social anxiety.
This topic affects me personally. I have suffered from many forms of anxiety including social anxiety for many years. It is an ongoing battle. Continue reading Social Anxiety: Common Symptoms
Chronic Fatigue: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
If you’re tired and even lethargic a lot of the time, you may be feeling it. Everyone gets tired from time to time. Maybe you’re under stress or have had a bad night of sleep. But when is fatigue normal and when does it become a medical problem? Is it chronic fatigue? I have had chronic fatigue for more than 15 years. Here are some of the things I’ve learned while researching about chronic fatigue. Continue reading Chronic Fatigue: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Your Stressed-Out Brain
There are some people who will tell you that they thrive in stressful environments. Stress pushes them to succeed. Others seem to crumble under its power. They are stressed out all the time. So, what is the truth about stress? Do you have a stressed-out brain?
Stress is the body’s response when it faces a threat, whether perceived or real. It causes your heart to pound, and adrenaline to course through your veins muscles tense, ready to act, and your brain is on high alert. This stress response still lingers, and in truth, it’s wreaking havoc. Continue reading Your Stressed-Out Brain
8 Ways to Improve Your Cognitive Ability
The leading cause of early aging is cognitive decline. As your brain ages, the capacity to learn, retain, and apply new learnings in life dies. Your cognitive ability includes attention, language, reasoning, memory, and knowledge. We need healthy neurons to maintain cognitive function.
Here are eight ways to improve your cognitive ability. These tips will provide your brain with exercise and expand your potential. Continue reading 8 Ways to Improve Your Cognitive Ability
Don’t Let Stress Take Away Your Confidence
Confidence is the key to life’s success – whether that success is in business or personal relationships. When you lack confidence, your success will be limited because it takes a certain amount of courage to go after what you really want in life. Sometimes, stress or anxiety may kick in and take away your confidence. Don’t let it. Here are some tips to keep you on the right track. Continue reading Don’t Let Stress Take Away Your Confidence
What You Can Do to Limit Chronic Stress and Loss of Cognitive Abilities
Chronic stress takes a toll on virtually the entire body. Usually, the first place stress is noticeable is in your brain. Specifically, your cognition suffers. According to Wikipedia, cognition is “the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.”
So, having stress can affect your thought process, making you an inefficient worker. However, you can do things to restore your mental prowess.
Suffering from the cognitive deficits resulting from chronic stress? Read on and see how you can reduce chronic stress burden and reclaim your brain. Continue reading What You Can Do to Limit Chronic Stress and Loss of Cognitive Abilities
4 Ways To Boost Focus And Concentration
Lack of focus and concentration. We all have it at some time or another. Blaming your lack of focus and concentration on others is not the way to go. It is usually far-fetched to think you are suffering from a medical or mental issue given your inability to focus in stressful situations or to concentrate during a business meeting. But there are some things you could change in your daily life that might improve your concentration. Continue reading 4 Ways To Boost Focus And Concentration
11 Unhealthy Methods of Coping with Chronic Stress
Your world is full of stressors and while a short burst of stress here and it is normal and a part of life, chronic stress is another matter. Exposure to long-term stress can alter your genes, increase inflammation in the body, and cause a wide variety of serious health issues that affect the body and mind. Coping with chronic stress is a constant struggle for many people. Continue reading 11 Unhealthy Methods of Coping with Chronic Stress