Causes of Anxiety within intimate relationships

It is usual for all people in relationships to have their ups and downs.  After all, no two people are alike, and we share a vast amount of personal information that we wouldn’t necessarily feel comfortable sharing with others. 

However, any relationship requires a certain amount of giving and acceptance, and this should naturally be a reciprocal process.

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Overcome your fear

The first thing you need to understand about fear is that everyone is afraid. Fear is a raw human emotion that has kept us alive for hundreds of thousands of years. 

Without a healthy sense of fear, our ancestors would have been eaten by sabre-toothed tigers or T-rexes straight off the bat.

Fear is what stops you from taking unnecessary risks and getting yourself into serious trouble.

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Are your emotions spiralling out of control!

It’s easy to think of emotions as being positive or negative, but it can be helpful to see them merely as information - whether they be good, bad or indifferent.  An emotional feeling is just your body’s way of telling you that something around you needs your attention.  For example, when you hear a sudden loud noise, you feel scared.

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Living with a mental health problem

If you believe someone you know is displaying a change in behaviour or mood which you feel may be potential red flags of poor mental health/mental illness.  Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. 

But a mental health concern, then becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms affect your ability to function independently.  

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Five Benefits of Daily Optimism

There is increasing evidence that being optimistic about life has measurable benefits, not just for your mental health, but your physical well-being too. 

Scientific studies have shown that as you become happier, your life will improve in all sorts of ways. You’re even likely to have a longer life, just from being more hopeful and optimistic.

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This could make your social anxiety worse.

People who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder become very adept at avoidance or safety behaviours.

It’s a natural reaction to something that feels bad, and of course, they will do whatever it takes to avoid those situations.  

But unwittingly, they are reinforcing their anxiety and even making it worse. Have a look at the common avoidance behaviours, and see if in trying to minimise exposure, you’re feeding the beast.

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Don’t Waste Your Life!

When you’re at the end of your life, do you think you’ll look back and think, “I’m sure glad I worked so much!” Probably not.

It’s a known fact that the elderly in their last days talk about the regrets they have, and one of those big regrets is usually not taking the time to enjoy life, have fun, and be present with the ones they loved.

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Establishing Your Meditation Space

The way you organise your home sends messages about what is important to you. Some people prioritise books, bookshelves, and a comfortable reading chair or sofa.  A movie buff will set up a living room that is essentially a home cinema.  Or someone who loves cooking will have the kitchen as the centre of their home.

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Surviving an anxiety disorder

Everyone worries during their life. When it spurs you to take action to solve problems, worrying can even be helpful. However, if you are preoccupied with worst-case scenarios, and have a chronic case of the “what-if,” worry quickly becomes a problem. Unrelenting fears and anxious thoughts can be paralysing.

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Social awareness is the ability to read other people’s emotions and understand what’s going on with them. It’s the seeing what it’s like in the proverbial “other person’s shoes”

However, intelligence is not just measured by IQ anymore; emotional intelligence (EQ)  now plays a major role in determining the success of an individual. 
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Ways to Reconnect with Nature

Connecting with nature feels lovely, perhaps a little magical at times. It’s restorative and allows you to step outside your busy life for a while and breathe. But there are already so many demands to juggle daily, within work and family issues, that getting some nature time often falls off the to-do list.

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Introduction to anxiety disorders

Anxiety seems to be getting more and more familiar with each passing year, but what’s the difference between fear and an anxiety disorder?

1. How do you handle it?

2. What is a treatment like?

In this article, we’ll explore the topic of anxiety disorders, demystifying this condition and directly explaining it so you can keep it from getting the better of you.

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