I know that many of you feel that buying a new car is a waste of money, but this is primarily how to get a new car. You can also use a lot of the advice I give here to purchase a used car. Not everything is always set in stone. Stress and Anxiety of […]
Is There An Anxiety Test That I Can Take?
We all have it- stress, worries, and tension. But some of us may have more extreme fears and anxiety. If you are questioning if you have anxiety, where do you begin? Oftentimes, it is difficult to talk with your doctor or a counselor about anxiety, as you may feel embarrassed or you may think people […]
Why Do I Faint At The Sight Of Blood?
An interesting phenomenon is when people faint at the sight of blood. So why does this happen? The answer to this relates back to the autonomic nervous system. Remember this from biology class? The autonomic nervous system controls our major systems and organs in our body, and this occurs involuntarily, meaning it occurs without our […]
Study Shows Who Is At Risk For Developing Anxiety
A recent study has revealed that women are most at risk for developing anxiety (up to 8.7% develop anxiety) when compared to men. The study also revealed that those at increased risk of developing anxiety included young adults (up to 9.1% develop anxiety), people with chronic disease (up to 70% develop anxiety), and people from […]
4 Fail-Safe Strategies to Overcome your Anxiety and Boost Your Performance
Here are 4 strategies in different situations to help you overcome your anxiety and optimize your performance: The Presentation It’s smooth sailing when you can just read off the screen, but when it comes to Q&A or winning the engagement of your audience, your anxiety starts to kick in. Key points and explanations are lost […]
How Anxiety Evolves- The Negative Cycle of Anxiety
Feelings, such as anxiety, do not occur in isolation. They usually occur in relation to how you think, and also to the way you behave. So feelings, thoughts, and behaviors all inter-relate to one another. Now we are going to talk about the CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) approach. CBT methods seek to link events in […]
Anxiety Makes You Prone To Bad Decisions
A recent study found that anxious people are not able to make good decisions when life is uncertain and unpredictable (Browning et al., 2015). Anxious people are unable to predict when bad outcomes will occur in changing environments, and this can lead to bad decisions. In the study, participants were asked to choose between two […]
I Did Something Wrong; How Do I Stop Worrying About It?
Worrying after you did something wrong is a common and natural reaction. In fact, if you didn’t worry after you did something wrong, it would be a bad thing. Not worrying after being in the wrong would be quite concerning, as your sense of morals may be non-existent. However, there are some people who worry […]
Is Anxiety Disorder A Mental Illness?
Yes, anxiety disorder is a mental illness. Mental illness is also known as mental disorder or psychiatric disorder. Mental illness is a brain disorder, and are diagnosed and treated by psychiatrists. Since there are no current biological markers to confirm if someone has a mental illness, these disorders are diagnosed by history and clinical presentation. […]
A deliberate crash and an accidental crash landing- is it making you anxious about flying?
Recent news about the Germanwings crash and the crash landing at a Canadian airport has people quite concerned. Not only are there accidental crashes…there apparently are deliberate ones. This has triggered memories for some of the World Trade Center tragedy almost 14 years ago. Add to this the disappearance of one Malaysia Airlines flight and […]