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How to Overcome Fear

Going down a bridge

Since the beginning of civilization, people have been trying to find how to overcome fear. What exactly is fear and how can we control it instead of being controlled by it? Like any other primary emotion, fear serves a purpose, and as such, has two main functions: to adapt and to communicate. Fear provokes “the […]

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Stresses in Relationships

Stress stems from many sources and can have a very damaging effect on our emotions, thoughts, and behavior. Likewise, stress can take a toll on our relationships too, especially romantic relationships. Here are five main sources of stress in relationships. Infidelity If one partner – or both have had an affair, then some relationship stress […]

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Coronavirus Anxiety

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is triggering increased stress and anxiety in many people around the world. In situations of uncertainty like this one, it is natural to be concerned and to experience anxiety. When we feel threatened, our brain activates the flight or fight response, whose main purpose is to protect us. So, being a […]

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Mindfulness Techniques

Mindfulness can be described as your ability to be present and intensely aware of what you are sensing, thinking, and feeling in the moment, without interpreting or judging it. Practiced through meditation, mindfulness involves relaxing practices such as guided imagery, deep breathing, and other methods that can increase your mood, alleviate stress and anxiety symptoms, […]

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Addiction to Stress

Do you constantly experience the fear of missing out (FOMO)?Do you struggle with tight deadlines and feel as though there is never enough time for all the things you need to get done?Do you feel anxious when you’re away from your phone or computer?Do you have difficulties falling asleep?Do you think about work even when […]

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What is Burnout and How to Handle It

It is not a secret that ongoing and excessive stress is not good for your health. If you constantly feel helpless, emotionally drained, and resentful, you may be experiencing burnout. What is Burnout?Burnout is often described as a state of complete exhaustion caused by persistent and excessive stress. People experience burnout when they feel overwhelmed by […]

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SSRI (Strategies, Strengths, Resources, and Insights) as a Method to Handle Resilience

Resilience is the process of adapting well to stress. Being resilient doesn’t mean that you don’t experience any stress. Resilience represents your ability to bounce back after challenging experiences such as family and relationship problems, health issues, work-related problems, or financial challenges.  Our resilience is relative and depends upon a situation. For example, you may be […]

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Acute vs Chronic Stress

When we perceive a threat (stress), our nervous system releases chemicals and hormones that prepare our body for the “flight-or-fight” response. While acute stress is not necessarily a bad thing, as it prepares us to respond to a specific situation, chronic stress doesn’t allow our body to recover after such response. And this can negatively […]

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Growth Vs Fixed Mindset in Teens and How That Can Affect Their Stress Level

During the decades-long research of achievement and success, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist and researcher Carol Dweck developed an idea of growth vs fixed mindset. According to Dweck, the distinction between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset can explain the difference in our performance and life success. The growth mindset is a motivating force that creates […]

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