Breathing techniques are a form of breathwork used to improve well-being by reducing your stress response and easing anxiety. Next time you’re feeling stressed, there are 10 calming breathing exercises for anyone to try. Learn how to use breathing techniques to ease stress and anxiety. Read more in Verywell.
People living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),chronic pain, long COVID, sleep disorders, eating disorders and nutritional deficiencies, and other complex conditions can experience brain fog. There are different ways to manage brain fog, depending on its cause. Read more in Verywell.
Unchecked feelings of frustration and anger can be unhealthy. They can also be associated with a higher risk of heart disease, especially among women. Coping is possible. Read more in Psych Central.
A lack of willpower is not a moral failing. It is also not permanent. Willpower is like a muscle or any other skill that can be worked and strengthened. Here’s how you can develop more willpower. Read more in Psych Central.
Loss and grief can be severely overwhelming experiences, especially if you wonder if what you feel is natural. The processing of grief and loss varies for each person. Everyone expresses their emotions differently; there’s no “right” or ” wrong” way. But knowing what to expect and what to do when grieving may help you or a loved one cope. Read more in Psych Central.
Procrastination is characterized by delaying work on a task that requires completion. While it’s not a mental health disorder, procrastination can cause psychological distress. Frequent procrastination may negatively affect your personal, school, or work lives. This article will discuss the types of procrastination, what causes them, the negative impacts, and how to overcome procrastination. Read more in Verywell.
Guided visualization can help a person control their thoughts and remain in the present. If you have anxiety, guided visualization may be particularly helpful, although anyone may find guided visualization helpful. Read more in Psych Central.
When American psychologist Dr. Robert Plutchik devised the wheel of emotions, he provided a tool to dissect our emotions and understand them better. You can use the emotion wheel to develop a stronger and more compassionate bond with yourself and others. Read more in Goalcast.
Learning to manage time effectively is important, and can help you in your personal life, at work, and many other areas of your life. But what is it exactly, and how can you incorporate effective time management practices into your life? Let’s start with the basics. Read more in Goalcast.
Stress is our body's natural physical and mental response to challenges or changes. It may help you overcome obstacles and push yourself to new levels of personal growth. When your body’s stress response system starts dysfunctioning, though, the same feelings can become barriers and limit your ability to perform at your best. Research has even shown that stress can trigger or aggravate several conditions and impair the functioning of different body systems. Read more in Verywell.
Overwhelming as it may feel, reducing and preventing stress with stress management practices is possible. Learn why stress management is essential and the skills you can build to combat acute or chronic stress. Read more in Verywell.
Enabling behaviors can encourage unhelpful habits and behaviors, even if it’s unknowingly. But supporting behaviors can empower a loved one to recover. Read more in Psych Central.
Experts agree that self-care journaling can help you cope with stressful feelings, practice mindfulness, develop healthier daily habits, and explore your creative side. To help you begin journaling, we narrowed down the best self-care journals across categories, including gratitude, habit tracking, and guided prompt journals. Read more in Health.
Catastrophizing is the tendency to assume the worst-case scenario is the most likely scenario or thinking a situation is worse than it really is. Also called catastrophic thinking, it is a type of distorted thinking or cognitive distortion. Read more in Verywell.