Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: sadness

Tips to manage emotional overload

Tips to manage emotional overload

Times of emotional overload aren’t pleasant. We can feel completely out of control and find it difficult not to act without thinking. When we are highly emotional, we aren’t using our rational minds. Here are tips to help you when you experience emotional overload. Opposite […]

Why Suppressing Emotion is bad for you

Why Suppressing Emotion is bad for you

There are many reasons why we suppress emotions. It is a coping strategy that many people use to avoid pain and unpleasant feelings in life. That negative energy has to go somewhere though and it is akin to filling your body with poison when you […]

Are rebound relationships good for you?

Are rebound relationships good for you?

Contrary to popular belief, rebound relationships can be good for you. They can provide a useful distraction from your heartbreak. They have to be appraoched carefully though and not all experts agree on whether a rebound relationship is good for you. This is where science […]

5 Tips On Managing Stress & Anxiety

5 Tips On Managing Stress & Anxiety

Are you beleaguered by your busy everyday routine making you feel weary, sulky and depressed? Stressors can take a toll on your emotional wellbeing, seriously affecting your cognitive functioning and your zest to move on in life. The emotional distress & anxiety from bad experiences in life or […]

The three happiness myths

The three happiness myths

There are three common myths about happiness. The first one is that happiness is the natural state for people to be in. If you give them shelter, food and all the other things they need to survive, they will automatically be happy. The truth is […]

Real versus hypothetical worry

Real versus hypothetical worry

Anxiety comes from worrying about things and focusing on what could go wrong. There is a big difference however between the types of worry that we engage in. This post is about real versus hypothetical worry. Real worry needs to be actioned and hypothetical worry […]

Why am I depressed?

Why am I depressed?

When we feel down and ask ourselves, “Why am I depressed?”, there unfortunately isn’t always a clear answer. Depression is different to sadness. When we feel sad we can often pinpoint why we feel sad. It could be due to losing something we love dearly […]

Common reasons for unhappiness

Common reasons for unhappiness

Evolutionary Psychologists say that our default mode is to be on the lookout for danger. As cave men running around many years ago, we had to be tuned in to threat around us. Being complacent could lead to death very easily. These days, modern threats […]