|In case you're new to this blog, welcome! You might notice that there is a ton of information about well-being sprinkled throughout this website, with a heavy focus on mental health concerns. My hope is to share information and stories about all things mental health so that others can learn and not be afraid to reach out.
Top 10 Strategies for Coping with Social Anxiety
Social anxiety disorder is the third most common mental disorder, behind only depression and substance abuse. Lifetime prevalence rates are 12% for social anxiety disorder, meaning that 12% of the population will be diagnosed with this illness during their lifetime.
|Take a moment to consider the last time you felt motivated. Perhaps you felt an overwhelming sense of drive and determination as your creativity meter went into high gear, allowing you to accomplish a lot of work in a short period of time, leaving you feeling great about yourself and your accomplishments. Yet the next day, you end up feeling stagnant and unmotivated in your work.
|When you look at the space that you're in a the moment, would you describe it as organized? Or are articles of clothing strewn around the room, piling up on chairs or even the floor. Are there unclean dishes, books piled up in the corner, and other items laying about?
|Anxiety is something we all face in one way or another, and so it can be important to learn more about things to remember when you experience this very common phenomenon of feeling anxious.
|You may find yourself surrounded by frustrating people at some place in your life whether a colleague at work, a roommate or even one of your family. Unfortunately, life might not give us the choice to take these people out and you end up with losing faith in yourself and doubting your capabilities.
|If you think back to the very first flight you took in your life, can you recall the thoughts that were going through your mind as your plane was sitting on the runway, waiting to take off? Were some of these thoughts linked to feelings of anxiety, or even panic? If so, you're not alone! Many people have pre-travel anxiety, but there are ways to get through this very common, and often very difficult, experience, so that you feel more comfortable boarding that next plane on your next adventure.
|I am super excited to share that I have been nominated for an award! And what better time to receive this nomination than during the first few days of spring, as the air is bringing a sense of renewal to the environment. I'm excited to share more about this nomination, as well as nominate my own bloggers at the end of this post so stay tuned!
|There have been times in the recent past that it was common to see posts on social media about the dangers of gluten and encouragement to avoid bread and bread-products at all costs. However, this generalized statement cannot be said about all bread in the world.. there are, in fact, many types of bread that have high nutritional value.
|People often feel that the only way to maintain mental health is to give all of yourself, day after day. No matter if that’s in the gym or at work, our culture celebrates giving 100% continually, with often no care for the potential burnout that causes.