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5 Weird Coping Skills for Anxiety and Stress Backed by Research

By | 2017-08-14T15:24:51+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

These coping skills for anxiety may sound weird at first, but in fact, research has proven them to be effective for both stress and anxiety. Statistics show that 40% of disability worldwide is down to anxiety and depression. In fact, mixed anxiety and depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the UK [...]

5 Warning Signs That Your Personal Growth Has Stopped (and What to Do)

By | 2017-09-06T17:50:57+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

As people, we are constantly growing. Even when our bodies have stopped, our minds, personalities and general personal growth are developing all the time. Yet sometimes, this growth can ground to a halt and we can find ourselves feeling lost and unsure. There are five tell-tale signs that your personal growth has stopped, which we [...]

8 Early Childhood Experiences That Continue to Affect You Even in Adulthood

By | 2017-08-27T13:24:03+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Most of us had negative experiences in our early childhood. You will be surprised to learn that some of those experiences may still be affecting you. We outgrow most of our fears as adults. Sadly, many of these early childhood experiences stay until adulthood. As a parent, you'd want to avoid them so that they [...]

How to Rewire Your Anxious Brain with These Science-Backed Hacks

By | 2017-07-16T20:46:33+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are prone to anxiety, we have good news for you: it is possible to rewire your anxious brain. Having some anxiety is useful if it pushes you to overcome challenges. However, you can have too much of a good thing. You need to rewire your anxious brain occasionally. The good news is that [...]

What Happens When an Introvert Tries to Become a Social Butterfly

By | 2017-06-16T12:11:47+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Introvert's World, Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In a society that values outgoing traits so highly, should an introvert fight their natural disposition and try to become a social butterfly? Being an introvert means we often struggle for recognition. Our more outgoing friends get more attention than we do. This can mean we are not valued as highly. It can also lead [...]

6 Shocking Ways Repressed Anger Affects Your Health, Backed by Science

By | 2017-06-17T20:42:24+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Anger is an emotion that in some cases can be healthy if it is expressed quickly and the reasons for it understood. But what about repressed anger? Keeping anger inside for long periods of time is not healthy and can have serious repercussions for the person holding it in. Here are six ways that repressed [...]

10 Negative Coping Mechanisms People Use to Hide from Their Problems

By | 2017-06-14T16:23:54+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Coping mechanisms are when the person uses certain strategies in order to overcome, get through or manage life’s problems. Many of us have experienced the loss of a loved one, a break-up which devastated us, the diagnosis in our immediate family of a terminal illness, or any kind of stressful situation where we feel we [...]

5 Unexpected Ways Emotional Pain Affects Your Health

By | 2017-06-17T16:13:41+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

If you're like everyone else, you're probably more aware of your physical problems than your emotional pain. The latter stands out more than the former but has equally serious consequences. What makes it worse is that we tend to track our physical instead of our emotional health. Here are a few effects of emotional pain, [...]