Tag: Worry

Corona virus and mental health

Corona virus and mental health

It feels as if we are all starring in our very own runaway virus movie…streets are deserted, people are panic buying and police are escorting people away that dare to go out in public. It all seems quite surreal. It looks as if we are…

How to stop overthinking everything

How to stop overthinking everything

If you’re anything like me, and many others for that matter, you tend to overthink. It’s amazing just how much time we spend ‘up in our heads’ rather than living our lives mindfully. Have you ever driven to work and then wondered how you got…

The difference between anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder

The difference between anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder

We all experience anxiety as it is, unfortunately, an integral part of life. When we feel anxious, the body detects threat and prepares us for the fight/flight or freeze response by releasing adrenalin. Modern day stress is still detected as danger to the automatic response…

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

Our memories can be affected when we are under periods of stress or experience some sort of disturbance in our mood. Having a significant anxiety disorder like GAD (Generalised anxiety disorder) can create some of these problems routinely, leaving people operating below their normal level of…

What you didn’t know about worry

What you didn’t know about worry

We worry because we are afraid of uncertainty. Considering that uncertainty is a fact of life, worry is sure to be a major component of our lives. But it doesn’t have to be… What you didn’t know about worry may surprise you. We worry in…

How to stop overthinking

How to stop overthinking

If you’re anything like me, you find it hard to stop overthinking. I worry about what others think of me, I worry about what might happen in the future…I just worry! There are times when I find it almost impossible to stop overthinking but there…

How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

Would it really be that good if we could have certainty abut everything? Think about it. Tolerating uncertainty definitely has it’s advantages. Imagine knowing exactly how your life would unfold. You would know about the first heartbreak but still have to go through it. You…

6 Toxic Habits You Need to Quit During Stressful Times

6 Toxic Habits You Need to Quit During Stressful Times

Stress is never a welcome addition to our lives, but it’s a necessary evil of life that we must learn how to deal with constructively. Here are six toxic habits you need to quit during stressful times. Hanging out with unsupportive people The company you…

Everyone without exception experiences this

Everyone without exception experiences this

Everyone without exception experiences this. That experience is self doubt. I have dealt with clients from all walks of life and I have yet to meet someone who can say that they have never experienced self doubt. We all experience uncertainty throughout life and often,…

How to cope with stress

How to cope with stress

There are ways to cope with stress and learning to cope with stress is essential as it is an unavoidable part of life. How to cope with stress involves acceptance. This is key. Resisting stress and fighting it will make you more anxious and stressed…

It’s going to be alright

It’s going to be alright

Hey, I know life can be shit at times. I’ve been there and I know what it feels like. It’s as if everyone and everything is against you. If there is a God, he is up there having a laugh. That’s what I imagine when…

Making worry work for you

Making worry work for you

Photo by Giorgio Montersino Making worry work for you Worry is a persistent and uncontrollable chain of thinking that mainly focuses on the uncertainty of some future negative or threatening outcome. During this thinking process a person rehearses various problem-solving solutions but fails to reduce…