Anxiety

What's causing career burnout & how can you avoid it

What's causing career burnout & how can you avoid it

Ever feel like you just can’t with your job anymore? Is your once dream job now your worst nightmare? If you only have that feeling occasionally, you probably don’t need to worry, but if you’re feeling stressed and frustrated at work every single day, you might be experiencing career burnout.

How to overcome social anxiety

How to overcome social anxiety

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. And some of us get it worse than others, and more frequently. Social anxiety.

Nobody wants to look stupid or be embarrassed. But since it’s not like your life is on the line, why is social fear so bad? There’s an answer…

Apps for better mental health management

Apps for better mental health management

The inventions of apps means we now have mental health tools right in our pockets.  Keeping track of your mood, finding ways to cope and monitoring your mental processes are all activities that might sound like a slog, but the majesty of modern technology means they can be fun too

Here are 5 apps that can really help make a difference when it comes to your mental health:

How anxiety warps your perception

How anxiety warps your perception

An anxious mindset can change the way you view the world in profound ways. But could a simple new treatment offer a way out of the perpetual fear?

As your thoughts run uncontrollably, your heartbeat starts to race and your breathing becomes heavy. Uneasiness is followed by fear, and then without warning, panic begins to set in. Suddenly you feel overwhelmed and overstimulated. If you periodically experience these symptoms, know that you’re in good company. Actors like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone, musicians such as The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Taylor Swift, artists and writers like Vincent Van Gogh and Emily Dickinson, all struggled with crippling bouts of anxiety.

Presenteeism - The challenge

Presenteeism - The challenge

Presenteeism refers to a loss of workplace productivity resulting from employee health problems and/or personal issues, presentees are people who are ‘‘at work, but not working’’, at least not up to their full capacity.

UK presenteeism attributable to mental health problems accounts for 1.5 times as much working time lost as absenteeism, however relatively few organisations are familiar with the concept. Research has recognised that managing presenteeism effectively could be a competitive advantage for organisations (Hemp, 2004).

Apple introduces a new breathing app!!

Apple introduces a new breathing app!!

Apple has a message for you: Remember to breathe. Later this year, the Cupertino, Calif. company is adding a new app to its Apple Watch that walks users through short, deep-breathing programs. The app, appropriately, is called “Breathe.”

Wait, what? Who needs an app to remind us to inhale oxygen? Isn’t this as silly as those apps that remind you to drink water when you’re thirsty?

Forgiving other people is good for your health

Forgiving other people is good for your health

Being forgiving to yourself and others can protect against stress and the toll it takes on mental health, according to a new study in the Journal of Health Psychology.

Researchers looked at the effects of lifetime stress on a person’s mental health, and how more forgiving people fared compared to people who weren’t so forgiving.