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Myth Or Fact #10 - People With Social Anxiety Just Don't Like To Talk

Is this a Myth Or A Fact? "People With Social Anxiety Just Don't Like To Talk" Mostly Myth! Usually it seems that way but surprisingly, even an extrovert can suffer from SAD. They are still human and have opinions and ideas. Even introverted people with SAD want to talk. SAD also affects self esteem so the person might think their idea or opinion does not matter. If you suffer from SAD, seek professional help whenever possible. Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay

Attachment Theory - The Basics

As stated by Wikipedia, the attachment theory is a psychological, evolutionary and ethological theory concerning relationships between humans. It refers to the fact that the way you attach to others as an adult corresponds directly to the way you attached to others as a kid. Do you know what your attachment style is? Let's find out. There are 4 main attachment styles. Secure Anxious Avoidant Disorganised 1) Secure Trusts people really easily Comfortable with emotions and is self confident Can communicate what upsets them directly to the person Able to seek support from partner Interested in responding to others. 2) Anxious Interested in what others want Sensitive nervous system Struggles communicating directly Does regrettable things when triggered Lack of nurturing 3) Avoidant Likes being isolated Emotionally distant with everyone Self-reliant usually Subconsciously believes that their needs won't be met View themselves as unlovable 4) Disorganised Has low self esteem More dep

This Is What I Fear #1 - Acrophobia

How Does Acrophobia Feel? Uh oh, you have to cross a bridge, but just as you look down, you get this intense feeling to avoid it and go find another way to get to the other side. You start sweating and start feeling anxious. This is called Acrophobia - The Extreme Fear Of Heights.  While this may have been result of a bad experience you had before in life, recent studies suggest of it as being the result of being in an environment where heights posed a danger to the individual. It is also completely normal to have a fear of heights however Acrophobia is the severe or extreme fear where it leads to panic attacks and such. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Myth Or Fact #9 - Caffeine Is Going To Make Your Anxiety Worse

Is this a Myth or a Fact? "Caffeine makes anxiety worse and leads to more anxiety and panic attacks." Myth! Caffeine actually doesn't really affect your anxiety unless you take it 4 or 5 times a day. Knowing your limit is the best you can do and understanding how much your body can handle is always nice. However, a cup in the morning for energy won't really affect your anxiety as much as you think. The best thing to do is have a well-managed intake of caffeine so it doesn't get out of hand. Image by Free Photos from Pixabay

Deep Breathing - The Natural Anxiety Medication

As life goes on and you get tangled in tasks, you forget to breathe and just take time to relax. The truth is, most people don't know how they can relax. Sure you can take your mind off things for a while by playing games or watching movies but that doesn't relax your mind. Not only can this help you calm down during an anxiety or panic attack, it can also help you gain better insight into the way you think. Deep breathing, done with meditation can effectively reduce your anxiety. So How Do I Start Deep Breathing? Following these few easy steps may be a good starting point.This method is often known as square breathing. Imagine a square with the number 4 written on each side. Breathe In For 4 Seconds Hold It In For 4 Seconds Breathe Out For 4 Seconds Hold It For 4 Seconds Repeat Until You Are Calm Of course you can substitute the number 4 for whatever is comfier for you. Perhaps try following the GIF if the steps are hard to follow So What Are The Benefits Of Deep Breathing? W

Quick Reads #9 - Finding A Reason To Smile

When you suffer from an anxiety disorder, it can be hard to take in moments where you just relax and smile. You don't get as much time to look at yourself and think of all the positive things you have done. You forget about what you have achieved and what you can do and start to focus on the negatives. Smiling can help people reduce stress as well as trick your brain into happiness. Here are a few ways to trick your brain into being happy. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive When you smile, neurotransmitters called endorphins which make you happy and reduce your stress. They also help you reduce the feeling of pain. Smiling  Is Going To Make Others Associate You With Positivity Smiling makes people think that you are more confident and make you look trustworthy. It allows you to gain the upper-hand with people and makes you more likely to be approached for positivity.  Smiling Will Improve Your Mood Whenever you feel down, no matter how down, smile for a minute. The longer

Myth Or Fact #8 - Anxiety Is A Temporary Problem

Is this a Myth or a Fact? "Anxiety is just a temporary problem" Myth For people who suffer from anxiety, they know that the feeling can be overwhelming, fueled by fear and can paralyse you. If left untreated, this can get worse and as facts state, it takes a person on average at least 10 years to seek help. When this starts becoming a problem in your daily life, and starts negatively affecting your lifestyle, you should start seeking professional help.This can easily become a permanent problem without the right help. Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay

Change Your Speech For Someone With Anxiety

If anxiety has soaked itself into the life of a friend, it can be hard to understand what to say to them because you don't want to make it worse. There are certain do's and don'ts specially verbally which can either make them feel better or worsen their anxiety. Showing support for your friend can go a long way and help both of you get a stronger relationship. It is important to understand that even though people have different kinds of anxiety disorders, they all have something in common which is fear. Opening up is really hard for people with anxiety, so if they do so, try not to tell everyone about it and only keep it to yourself. Let's learn what you should say to someone with anxiety. Don't Say : "I get stressed about ____ too, it's normal" Something is different between the stress you have vs the stress someone with anxiety might have. They feel as if they are paralysed, as if they can't get through the situation. Someone with anxiety wi

Quick Reads #8 - Hacking Your Confidence

In life, their are external factors that stop you from achieving your goals, but sometimes, it's just yourself. If you fear failure, like everyone does sometime in their life, not only are you missing opportunities to try new things, you are also missing the opportunity to show others your real capability. So what will help me boost my confidence? Let's learn. Good Posture Starting small, change your posture to a more confident one. Imagine there's a rope in the sky forcing you to stand and sit straight. This tricks your brain in feeling more confident and feeling as if you have all the control you need in the situation. I know it can get tiring to stand straight but start by slowly practicing it. Perhaps for an hour a day then increase it as you get more comfortable. Know Yourself  Know your morals, your principles, and what you want as your role in life, and stand by it. Knowing your enemy is the only way you are going to defeat him so learn everything about your

Myth Or Fact #7 - Children Can't Get Anxiety

Is This A Myth Or A Fact? "Children Can't Get Anxiety" Myth! It's easier for kids to get anxiety since they may not be able to cope with the stress and it may add up. A few reasons a kid might have anxiety include They cannot cope with grief or loss of someone Illness in family Genetics Just like a kid might have a parents eye colour, they can also obtain their traits. Similarly, the kid can also have anxiety if you suffer from anxiety. Parents should notice any anxious behaviour in their child and treat them accordingly by taking them to professional help. Image by Renata Markota from Pixabay

Procrastinate Less, Stress Less

It's the last week before you have to submit a 30 page essay, you haven't started. You start writing before realising it might be too late. You start to wonder where you might've gone wrong. Sounds familiar? You're not alone in this. Everyone has moments in life you might procrastinate. In a study done, the results stated that 95 percent of college students procrastinate! Procrastination would usually involve skipping a longer but more important task in favour of an easier one. So how do I get rid of it? Here a few steps you can follow. Step 1 - Recognition You need to recognise the time in which you are procrastinating. This may include bringing your focus to the tasks you need to finish when you may be bored or find yourself going through the same 4 apps on your phone 12 times. If you are switching focus to avoid doing something, you are procrastinating. A few other signs of you procrastinating include : Not finishing tasks on a to-do list because they

Quick Reads #7 - Few Tips For A Happier Life

Everyone has difficult times in their lives, but there are always better days to come. However, it can be hard to stay positive in times of trouble! Here are a few ways we can try to make our lives a bit more positive and stay happier. Finding The Root Of Your Worries As obvious as it may sound, knowing what causes you stress and worries should be your top priority. This is as simple as writing down the problems or worries you may have. Then separate them between ones you can control and ones you cannot, throw the ones you cannot control in a bin by scrunching it up and focus on the ones you can control. Clearing Any Misconceptions You may think other people live happier lives than you but it is usually found to be quite the opposite. Everyone has struggles in their lives no matter who they are, and understanding that just because they may seem happy, does not mean they really are. A good way to clear these misconceptions is to only follow things that calm you down and will not

Myth Or Fact #6 - Anxiety Means You Also Have Depression.

Is this a myth or a fact? "Having Anxiety Means You Also Have Depression." Myth! Even though Anxiety and Depression are usually shown together, it is common that you may only suffer from one of either. However, 45 percent of people with either usually have the other. They can occur at the same time but it is possible that you only have one! Image by Grae Dickason from Pixabay