Stress

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.

5 Daily Habits That Are Hurting Your Mental Health

5 Daily Habits That Are Hurting Your Mental Health

Habits can be super helpful in maintaining a healthy lifestyle - except for when they’re bad ones. Did you know that some of your seemingly mundane daily habits could actually be harming your mental health? Here they are!

College & Stress

College & Stress

Unfortunately, stress is looked at as a normal part of the college experience. There are so many demands put on college students compared to high school. The school work tends to be more challenging, there is more pressure to perform, and they don’t always have their parents to help with everyday tasks. With that being said, it does not mean that excessive, overwhelming daily stress is okay or should be ignored. Some stress motivates us to do more and be more productive, while too much stress can actually be detrimental to our physical and mental health.

3 Ways To Stop Thinking The Worst At Work

3 Ways To Stop Thinking The Worst At Work

Most people worry about work and bring the anxiety home with them. This worry can include keeping a mental record of things that happen at work and then thinking about why you may get fired. When stated out loud, it might sound ridiculous, but it is very common. While an amount of concern for your job is healthy (you want to do well and succeed), if you are having anxiety-provoking feelings on a daily basis, you may have naturally formed a bad habit. Here are a few tips for stopping yourself from always thinking the worst at work. Things are probably not as bad as you think!

Understanding Teen Self-Harm

Understanding Teen Self-Harm

Self-harm is also known as non-suicidal self-injury. This can be a very confusing and scary topic for both teenagers and parents. It is generally a difficult thing to talk about, especially when a teenager does not fully understand why they are doing it. The best way to help a teenager to stop self-harming is to help them understand and address the underlying issues.

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.

5 Signs Your Teen Is Too Stressed Out

5 Signs Your Teen Is Too Stressed Out

Stress is relative. Sure, your teen may not have the responsibilities of a normal adult. However, the issues they deal with can be extremely stressful. In fact, the schedules of most teenagers are more packed than some adults!

When To Take A Mental Health Day

When To Take A Mental Health Day

Everyone feels mentally overwhelmed at times - it’s normal. But when does it become a problem? Here’s some circumstances that may require a mental health day.

What Causes Road Rage?

What Causes Road Rage?

Nearly 80% of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. It begs the question - what’s causing all the anger and is there something deeper going on than just road rage?

Lifestyle Tips for Managing Bipolar

Lifestyle Tips for Managing Bipolar

Bipolar Disorder is a mental health condition that causes extremely high points in mood and energy (mania) prefaced or followed by extremely low, depressive states (depression). These uncontrollable mood swings have a severe impact on the lives of those who live with the disorder. Here’s some tips to managing it.

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.