A 5-Step Mindfulness Grounding Technique To Ease Anxiety & Why Mindfulness Works

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While a lot of psychological techniques have a learning curve and take time to make tangible improvements in life, some work within seconds. One of these is the popular 5-step psychological sensory grounding mindfulness technique. It is a widely practiced psychological & self-help “first-aid” technique which aims to stop uncontrolled thoughts, spiraling, mental chaos, growing …

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5 Myths About Grief That Show What Grieving Really Looks Like

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Grief is not a topic any of us really like to focus on as it brings up feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with heartache and pain. Grief can be messy, ugly, and complicated. However, the one thing we all have to face is that it is a universal experience we will endure at one point …

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Use the Advantages of Technology to Sleep Better

A special team of experts from Disturbmenot is here to highlight how technology can promote a healthy sleep routine. They’ve also designed a rich infographic about some common sleep problems and how you can solve those problems using technology. We’ve all heard that the blue light from the screens affects our sleep in a bad …

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7 Proven and Practical Emotional Regulation Skills & Techniques [How-To]

7 proven emotional regulation skills

We all experience emotions with a huge subjective component. Most of us can recognize the emotions we experience, and sometimes we don’t know what to do with them. Whether it is trauma, a bad day, a terrible event, uncontrolled anger, pent-up stress, or unadulterated anxiety and sadness, emotions and thoughts manifest in ways we don’t …

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Is Yoga An Effective Form Of Treatment For Depression? Recent Research Reviews Give A Resounding Yes.

All forms of Yoga work for reducing depressive symptoms

Yoga is quite a popular choice when it comes to improving the quality of life, coping with mental health issues, and increasing the amount of daily physical activity. But is this popularity founded in scientific evidence? Most research reviews, today, conclude that Yoga has a generally positive influence on the mind and body – as …

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Biophilia: Sensory Contact With Nature Can Improve Your Overall Well-being & Mental Health

Humans love nature and connecting with nature improves wellbeing

Do you like it when you are surrounded by nature? Do you have a primeval desire to connect with nature? Most of us would answer that with a resounding YES. There is a term for that. Biophilia: The innate tendency of humans to connect with nature and other lifeforms. An exciting hypothesis emerged in 1984 …

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You Procrastinate Because Of Emotions, Not Laziness. Regulate Them To Stop Procrastinating!

I am so stressed that relaxing makes me more stressed because I am not working on what's making me stressed

There are two trains of thought – One leads to procrastination and one leads to motivation. And somewhere in between, there is a junction called anxiety. Let’s first look at the procrastination train of thought (at least that’s going somewhere, amirite?). People often think procrastination is about time management, laziness, or a weak will but …

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The scientific truth behind ‘Fake it till you make it’

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It really works. You can fake it till you make it. You can fake a smile to become happier. After analyzing 138 studies, researchers have strong evidence to show that smiling can make you happy. You can fake confidence to increase it and then lower anxiety. But not exactly, not always. If you wish to …

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How to Increase Productivity? The Ultimate Psychological Guide

The ultimate guide on how to get better at work and increase productivity

You know, people have been giving productivity advice for ages. People have published so many books which outline tips on how to increase productivity. This article is going to take a different approach. I am going to show you how to be productive using psychological insights. Not copying the habits of Bill Gates or Steve …

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6 Psychology tricks to make life easier

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The brain is a data interpreting machine which talks with itself. In the simplest sense, the brain listens to you just as you listen to it. It also likes to make stories because they are easy and efficient when it comes to neurons signaling other neurons in a non-biological way (thinking, thinking about thinking, narratives, …

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Impulse control disorders: Many itches to scratch and blackheads to pop

Humans like to think they are in control. This includes the ability to control impulses and urges. But, some people have difficulty controlling their impulses and can’t resist the urge to do something harmful. These people are said to suffer from a psychological disorder known as Impulse control disorder. Impulse control disorders (ICDs) are common …

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The Heart vs. The Mind (scientific explanation) – A false dichotomy by the mind.

The heart vs. the mind debate

What do you mean when you say your heart says one thing and the mind says another thing? The Heart vs. The Mind This may be a little too obvious, but I’ll highlight it anyway. There is no heart vs. brain or heart vs. mind as such.  There isn’t any thought vs. feeling, logic vs. …

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