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Social Anxiety: How to Stay Calm Before a Social Event

Before any social event, it’s natural for most people to feel excited and even nervous. Meeting new people is hard for someone with social anxiety. But it can also be fun. The important thing is to prepare for the social event so that you can be calmer, happier, and enjoy the event while it’s happening without so much drama. The following tips show you how to stay calm with social anxiety. Continue reading Social Anxiety: How to Stay Calm Before a Social Event

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Social Anxiety: Tips for Easing into a Social Situation

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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7 Essentials for a Good Sleep Environment

Anxiety, stress, jet lag, a medical condition – all could be causes of a sleep disorder or impairment. While treatment of such problems will vary from person to person, a good sleep environment is never a bad idea.

By creating such an environment, it could prove the necessary first step on your road to a better night’s sleep (and all the positive effects that come with it). Here are five essentials to keep in mind when creating your own “good sleep environment.” Continue reading 7 Essentials for a Good Sleep Environment

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Symptoms of an Anxiety Attack

Are you aware that anxiety attack symptoms can sometimes mimic physical problems? Some even think they are having a heart attack (I know this personally).

Every single one of us has experienced what it’s like to be anxious. From childhood where you may have felt nervous about school to adulthood, feeling worried about a change at work – anxiety is a regular part of every person’s life.

Continue reading Symptoms of an Anxiety Attack

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7 Rules to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

How well did you sleep last night? Me? Better than the night before. And the night before, and…you get the idea. Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Or should I say, the stress or the lack of sleep? It could be either. Stress and sleep go hand in hand.

It’s a vicious cycle that can cause mental distress and even wreak havoc on your physical well-being. Believe me, I know! I’ve been there. And I’m still working on it. Continue reading 7 Rules to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

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