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7 tips for coping with modern day stress

7 tips for coping with modern day stress

    7 tips for coping with modern day stress Stress is unavoidable in today’s world. There are bills to pay, debt, traffic jams. difficult people, relationship issues – the list is infinite. Finding ways to cope with modern day stress will put you ahead…

How to cope with stress

How to cope with stress

 How to cope with stress Modern day stress  is our constant companion. Rather than resisting it, it makes more sense to find productive ways to reduce our stress levels and lead a life that is calmer. Here are clever ways to cope better with stress:…

The rise of perfectionism

The rise of perfectionism

The rise of perfectionism is easy to see. We live in a meritocracy where you gain validation and acceptance for your achievements. Behaviours associated with competition and the attainment of social standing have risen. In recent years, data suggests that individuals across the industrialized world…

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic have been on my mind constantly over the past week or so. Each day has brought with it stricter measures, imposing further limits to our personal freedom. As we have never experienced something like this before in…

How To Stop Yourself From Having A Mid-Life Crisis

How To Stop Yourself From Having A Mid-Life Crisis

  Getting older is something that happens to us all. Every day we age by another day. That means that the life that we have lived in already will be longer, and the amount of time we have left will be shorter. And, every year…

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

Dr Harry Horgan Mental disorder can affect any of us in one way or another, either directly or indirectly through a loved one. It’s a mystifying form of illness that mostly dodges rationality. The affected individuals and families may feel hopeless, but they can seek…

How to return from breaking point

How to return from breaking point

We all find ways to cope with the difficulties of life. We have relationships to deal with – good and bad and we have no control over the behaviour of others. Working as a mental health professional has allowed me to see the sorry state…

How your thoughts distort reality

How your thoughts distort reality

There are many instances where an individual’s thoughts represent an inaccurate view of reality. In fact, I have seen many clients who have thought one thing about a situation and when we have reviewed the evidence, we have both seen how the client’s thoughts have…

Managing a stressful schedule and maintaining a productive workspace

Managing a stressful schedule and maintaining a productive workspace

Managing a heavy workload in our regular day jobs all while staying social and having time to ourselves can seem like a monolithic task at times. For those people that don’t work to the tune of a regular 9 to 5 and perhaps work freelance…

Signs that you aren’t dealing with stress effectively

Signs that you aren’t dealing with stress effectively

Many of us find ways to deal with daily stress. Some of our coping strategies are effective and some aren’t. This blog post will help you to identify whether your coping strategies are helpful or not. Signs that you are stressed out Constant stress left…

Common signs of a mental breakdown

Common signs of a mental breakdown

Sliding towards a mental breakdown can occur quite gradually and subtly. A mental breakdown usually occurs after an accummulation of mental stress and rarely occurs out of the blue. As a rule, many of us try for a long time to cope alone and some…

5 Toxic Ways Stress Affects You and 5 Ways to Manage It Better 

5 Toxic Ways Stress Affects You and 5 Ways to Manage It Better 

Can stress cause disease? Researchers remain unsure of the exact catalyst behind what causes certain conditions. However, many agree that even if too much time under pressure doesn’t spur the illness itself, it can certainly exacerbate your symptoms.   How can toxic stress impact your body?…