Self Esteem

Why You Should Have A Hobby

Why You Should Have A Hobby

There are actually many health benefits to engaging in a hobby! It also helps you build confidence, create a social support network, and allows you to cultivate unused skills. Here are some reasons everyone should have a hobby:

Unwanted Thoughts

Unwanted Thoughts

Unwanted thoughts are those intrusive thoughts that cause high levels of distress. They seemingly come from nowhere, stick with us, and can cause a significant amount of anxiety. Unwanted intrusive thoughts generally consist of repetitive thoughts about relationships, decisions, sexual identity, safety, religion, death, or worries about questions that have no certain answer. When these thoughts are graphic or contain “inappropriate” themes, people can feel embarrassed or ashamed by them, which can cause people to not talk about what is happening.

Mental Health Benefits of Spirituality & Religion

Mental Health Benefits of Spirituality & Religion

Religion refers to the organized, community-based system of beliefs. Spirituality, on the other hand, resides within the individual and what they personally believe. You can be part of a religion and not be spiritual, while you can be spiritual and not a part of an organized religion. Both religion and spirituality are shown to have positive impacts on mental health.

How To Bounce Back From Rock Bottom

How To Bounce Back From Rock Bottom

Life is very much like a roller coaster - full of ups and downs. At some point or another you may find yourself going through one of those low points. Whether it’s the lose of a job, an addiction, or perhaps something entirely out of your control - life happens and sometimes you can’t always avoid it. So what can you do to bounce yourself back to a better place? Here are a few suggestions.

Why is Therapy Not Working For Me?

Why is Therapy Not Working For Me?

If after a reasonable amount of sessions you feel like no progress in therapy has been made, you should ask yourself the following questions.

Responsible Habits

Responsible Habits

Most people want to be responsible so their friends and family can count on them. Being responsible means that you can be trusted to make the right decisions and act appropriately without supervision. When you become accountable for your actions and behaviors, you begin to develop a positive reputation. Being trusted by loved ones will make you feel more capable, which in turn will lead to higher self-esteem and self-worth.

What Is A Sex Addiction?

What Is A Sex Addiction?

As with any addiction, a sex addiction is referred to a proposed diagnosis for people who have an excessive amount of sex and feel distress as a result. The key is that it has to be in excess and significantly impact one’s life in a negative way in order to be categorized as an addiction.

Signs You're Having A Midlife Crisis

Signs You're Having A Midlife Crisis

A midlife crisis occurs in middle-aged adults (typically 45-64 years old) when they are going through transitions regarding their identify and self-confidence. It is described in psychology as a crisis, which is generally brought on by things that are highlighted a person’s growing age, inevitable mortality, and shortcomings of life accomplishments. Midlife crises can bring about feelings of depression, remorsefulness, anxiety, and the desire to be young again. This desire to feel young again tends to bring about life changes, such as purchasing a sports car.

5 Ways to Bounce Back if You Get Fired

5 Ways to Bounce Back if You Get Fired

Getting fired isn’t an easy thing to deal with. Losing a job can feel like a personal failure. If you feel like you’re struggling to deal with the transition, try these suggestions to help you get back on track.

What Are Cognitive Distortions?

What Are Cognitive Distortions?

A cognitive distortion is an exaggerated or irrational thought pattern. These distortions tend to lead to common psychological states, such as depression and anxiety. They are ways that people twist information they receive from the environment. These biases often reinforce negative thought patterns and are the focus of CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

10 New Years Resolutions You May Not Have Considered

10 New Years Resolutions You May Not Have Considered

Some of the most common new years resolutions are goals like losing weight, or ditching a bad habit, but as you’re making your list you may want to consider some of these resolutions you may not have thought of!

Maintaining Your Mental Health While Working Remotely

Maintaining Your Mental Health While Working Remotely

Working from home or an offsite location is becoming much more popular in the workplace. In fact, up to 62% of workers currently work remotely either part or all of the time. While working remotely comes with many benefits, it can also be challenging on your mental health. Here’s how you can stay on track and keep your mind health while working remotely.

How to Minimize Conflict This Holiday Season

How to Minimize Conflict This Holiday Season

Here are some ways you can handle conflicts and holiday stress this season!