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This Is What I Fear #9 - Numerophobia

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Social Media Is Controlling Your Mental Health

In today's day and age, online safety is really important. Having a good online attitude can not only save you from a lot of trouble, it can also help your mental health. How? Well for starters, you will be less stressed about doing something wrong or on accident as well as have a lower risk of having your information leaked. Here are a few ways to protect your mental health online. Respect Others  It is really important that you make everyone feel the way you would want to feel. Getting angry at people, misbehaving, having an argument for no reason and/or not being kind to others will only impact your mental health. It is better to stay away from conflict in the first place. Report Misbehaviour Stand up for yourself. If someone is bothering you, report them when possible. Stand up for others, don't just watch. Put yourself in the shoes of others. Not only will this make you feel better and happier but also make someone else's day. Think What You Post,

How To Voice Your Opinions As An Anxious Person

 Not being able to voice your opinion during a phase of social anxiety causes you to feel left out or even feel that your opinion does not matter as much. This is wrong. Your opinion matters as much as the next person. Sometimes a few reasons that you cannot voice your opinion is because you feel like your voice is not good enough or you feel excluded. So How Can I Improve My Voice? Well you cannot change your voice but you can always improve how you talk. Here are a few rules to follow! Use multiple tones to talk! Don't be too quite Don't mumble Don't talk too slow Don't talk too fast Don't talk in a high pitch Don't talk in a low pitch Why? Just because people like calm and collected personalities. Learn to breathe properly, breathe from your diaphragm! Just remember everyone's voice is different and that's okay! It's how you present it that matters. What If They Judge Me?  This is something someone with social anxiety const

Myth Or Fact #16 - Children Don't Experience Mental Health Issues

"Children Don't Experience Mental Health Issues"   Is This A Myth or A Fact?       Myth!   Kids as young as 3 are able to show signs of mental health issues.  However, sadly, only less than 17% of kids receive treatment since most parents believe that kid's cannot have any mental health issues. Understanding your kid is really important for a parent and since most mental illnesses start developing at an early stage, knowing and keeping track of the mental health your kid has should be a priority for the parent so you can get them help as soon as it's needed. Image by sathyatripodi from Pixabay

Anxiety Is Contagious - Don't Catch It!

'Anxiety is a mental illness so it can't be contagious.'  That is how some people think about anxiety but one thing we need to understand is that anxiety is definitely contagious. When one of your friend talks about how they have been really anxious about an event recently, part of their anxiety is transferring to your brain too. Now are there ways to protect yourself? Definitely!  But how is anxiety contagious? How does that work? This is because of something called a mirror neuron. A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Thus, the neuron " mirrors " the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate species. Okay So How Do I Protect Myself? Shift The Subject One of the easiest ways to deflect their anxiety is to change the subject. For example if someone is talking abo

This Is What I Fear #8 - Domatophobia

Has the pandemic made your mental health degrade since you are mostly inside? Well people with Domatophobia - the fear of houses or being inside a house have it worse. While it is a requirement for us to stay inside, considering the pandemic, people with Domatophobia could have an increase in sense of anxiety, fright and anger. Even though the causes for Domatophobia can vary from person to person, the 2 main reasons are trauma and genetics where past experiences such as robberies can cause you to feel as if you will be harmed if you stay inside. Some physical symptoms of Domatophobia include but are not limited to nausea, trembling, confusion or even shortness of breath while inside a house. If you suffer from Domatophobia, getting treatment as soon as possible is really recommended since this phobia can be a danger to your health and can ruin your relationships with friends and family.             Image by Frank Winkler from Pixabay

How Do I Improve My Self-Esteem In 7 Ways

Many people with anxiety also have quite a low self esteem. However, this can easily be changed and is a great place to start if you want to get rid of anxiety. Self esteem is usually something you need to keep in check since it can easily go in a downward spiral. It might get hard to get out if you go too deep and improving yourself won't happen instantly but creating good daily habits can easily help you get better and happier. So where do I start? 1. Learn and Keep On Learning  Think about a topic you want to learn about. Now start learning. Don't let anything stop you. Want to learn about physics? Just search the basics of physics on youtube and start watching and learning. Learn something different if you don't enjoy what you are learning currently. There is no limit to knowledge. Learn a new language, learn how to play a game. Learn about other ways to improve yourself but keep on learning. 2. Do Creative Activities Do you like to paint? Dance? Co