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Five Tips to Start a Day Anxiety-Free

If you have been lucky enough not to have suffered from anxiety disorders, you may not understand what it means to be in such a situation of psychological distress. But If you are anxious, in the morning you can experience symptoms like It’s not easy, nevertheless let’s try to understand what causes morning anxiety and look for some solutions. Try with the making space technique or same … Continue reading Five Tips to Start a Day Anxiety-Free

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How Do You Deal with Anxiety?

Have you been lucky enough to have never dealt with anxiety disorders? Or, even worse, depression? If this is the case, you may not understand what it means to be in such a situation of psychological distress. Nevertheless, if you experienced anxiety, you may have faced some difficulties with your relatives, or also circle of friends.  Out of fear or ignorance of what anxiety and … Continue reading How Do You Deal with Anxiety?

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5 Reasons Why Hiking Is Good for the Body, Soul and Spirit

Hiking means enjoying a revitalizing moment. People increasingly appreciate the benefits of slowness and simplicity. Walking is a wonderful way to discover the natural environment too. Here are 5 reasons why you should start hiking: 1. It is an extremely healthy activity. Hiking can improve your general physical health and under many aspects is comparable to other sports. Sleep improves, the risk of cardiovascular diseases … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Hiking Is Good for the Body, Soul and Spirit

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How Changing Your Basic Negative Beliefs Would Help You Stop Worrying

Worrying means thinking about the future considering only, or almost exclusively, the negative aspects. Moreover, you would think about something that has not happened yet. Continuous and excessive worries are symptoms of anxiety. That’s why it is important to change your basic negative beliefs. Changing Your Basic Negative Beliefs To understand why some things worry you, you need to identify your basic negative beliefs that … Continue reading How Changing Your Basic Negative Beliefs Would Help You Stop Worrying

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Fear of Imperfection, AKA Atelophobia

The etymology of “atelophobia” comes from the Greek atelophobia, a word composed of atelés (meaning imperfect, incomplete) and phóbos (or fear, phobia) and it means fear of imperfection.  A large number of people suffer from atelophobia, a constant feeling of imperfection and inadequacy. Discontent with one’s own aesthetic appearance, search for a perfection that does not exist, fear of never being up to it. For … Continue reading Fear of Imperfection, AKA Atelophobia

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Three Ways to Better Manage Stress Daily – Mindfulness, Sophrology, Self-hypnosis

To better manage stress, the regular practice of mindfulness, sophrology or self-hypnosis can be of great help. These disciplines can also be useful in addition to medical follow-up in case of burn-out or depression. Mindfulness – focusing on the present moment Mindfulness can be defined as the gym of the mind that consists of intentionally paying attention to what you are experiencing / doing in … Continue reading Three Ways to Better Manage Stress Daily – Mindfulness, Sophrology, Self-hypnosis

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Neuroticism: The Cost of Consciousness

The Cost of Consciousness Neuroticism is the trait associated with negative emotions. It can be broken down into the following two aspects: Volatility and Withdrawal.  Those high in withdrawal may be described as anxious, self-conscious, depressive and easily overwhelmed. Whereas those high in volatility may be described as touchy, irritable and unstable. In contrast, those low in both may be described as calm, happy, easy-going … Continue reading Neuroticism: The Cost of Consciousness

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Unleashing Inner Strength: Defeating Workplace Stress for a Happier You

Are You Frequently Battling Stress Throughout Your Day? In our fast-paced lives, it’s no surprise that stress creeps into our daily routines due to numerous commitments, looming deadlines, and little time for self-care. Stress, in all its forms, shares a common denominator – it induces malaise, fatigue, and irritability, making us susceptible to illness and less tolerant of others and everyday challenges. Remarkably, stress is … Continue reading Unleashing Inner Strength: Defeating Workplace Stress for a Happier You

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Solastalgia, the Emotional Impact of Environmental Change

In our rapidly changing world, where environmental shifts and climate change are becoming increasingly prevalent, a new term has emerged to describe the emotional distress that individuals feel when their beloved environments are altered. This phenomenon is called “solastalgia,” and it sheds light on the deep connection between our well-being and the environment. In this blog post, I’ll explore what solastalgia is, its causes, and … Continue reading Solastalgia, the Emotional Impact of Environmental Change

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Why Procrastination Is One of Our Internal Enemies, and How We Can Fight It

Procrastination means postponing, setting aside what we should do today to a hypothetical tomorrow. Who hasn’t done that at least once in their life? Studies revealed that procrastination affects one in five people. It could concern only some areas (for example study or work) or all the actions of one person. What is procrastination? Steel’s 2007 studies tell us that procrastination must be considered a … Continue reading Why Procrastination Is One of Our Internal Enemies, and How We Can Fight It

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Stuck in the Clouds: An Aviator’s Guide to Pointless Overthinking

I have a love-hate relationship with thinking. Sometimes, I get in these kinds of flow states where I follow my train of thought – connecting the dots along the way. When I follow my thoughts in this way, I find it euphoric. I often derive my best writing doing so.   This is all well and good when my thought train takes me on a pleasant … Continue reading Stuck in the Clouds: An Aviator’s Guide to Pointless Overthinking

Why You Are the Words You Use

The words you use can change your reality. Language actually generates changes in your brains and changes your perception of the environment around you. Language is linked to emotions. Your words are constantly sending messages to your brain. According to neuroscientists Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman, negative words cause the increase of cortisol, the stress hormone. Therefore, adopting a negative attitude and using phrases … Continue reading Why You Are the Words You Use

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Lessons from Taoism: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

It was at a university book sale where I was first introduced to the ideas of Taoism. Hidden away deep in the philosophy section, I picked up what initially seemed like a strange esoteric book – the Tao Te Ching. It was a short text, under 100 pages, that was filled with often puzzling language and concepts which seemed contradictory at first. As I dived … Continue reading Lessons from Taoism: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times