Mental health problems are now more accepted than at any other point in history, but that reality has both an upside and a downside. Diagnosis can be liberating but it can also severely limit us if we let the diagnosis define us instead of describe us.
Procrastination is described as putting off a task until a later date. Everyone procrastinates but when it gets out of control it can cause a cycle of stress, wasted time and feelings of shame. Though the logical part of your brain knows you need to study, the emotional part would rather seek instant gratification by […]
When you’re down, stressed, or anxious, do you tend to fixate on how you feel? When you’re feeling emotionally awful, do you try to figure out what the heck is wrong with you? Unfortunately, this kind of thinking increases our negative feelings, but there is something you can do about it. It’s called distraction. No, […]
How many self-help books have you read about anxiety, panic, or self-improvement? If you’re like most people who visit self-improvement blogs, probably a lot. You probably read so many of those books because, first, you want to get better and, second, they didn’t work. At least they didn’t work like they promised. You’re not anxiety […]
HGTV has made me delusional about how my house looks. Maybe you can relate. After watching a show, you start to believe that in half an hour you can install 47 new cabinets that can be conveniently hidden through a simple pulley system when guests come over. But it’s not just HGTV; it’s also lifestyle […]