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6 Practical Ways to Face Your Fears (and Why You Should Do It)

By |2018-09-21T20:40:04+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

When you’re afraid, your instinct is to run away. However, the healthy thing to do is face your fears and overcome the obstacles that hold you back. I have learned how you need to face your fears. Yes, I am afraid of things, although I like to think I’m fearless at times. I am imperfect [...]

How to Stop Bullying from Ruining Your Life: 4 Practical Steps

By |2018-09-18T15:48:00+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Most people have experienced bullying at one point or another. However, knowing how to stop bullying from running your life is what really matters. For some, it is just another insignificant memory from their college life. However, for most individuals out there, it amounts to a string of experiences that leave long-term emotional scars. If [...]

Problem-Focused Coping: How and When to Use It to Deal with Hardships

By |2018-09-05T15:19:30+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

There are three ways to deal with problems: emotion, appraisal, and problem-focused coping. Let’s take a look at problem-focused coping and when it should be used. I hate when life throws a curveball, don’t you? Well, when problems occur, it makes sense to tackle that problem as soon as possible. After all, it’s the peace, [...]

What Is Psychological Deflection and How It Might Be Blocking Your Growth

By |2018-09-17T14:58:08+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

Psychological deflection is often considered a narcissistic abuse tactic. However, you might be using it too without even knowing. Deflection, by definition, is a method of changing the course of an object, an emotion or thought from its original source. Psychological deflection is seen as a narcissistic abuse tactic used to control the mind and [...]

7 Science-Backed Coping Skills for Anger That Will Help You Remain Calm

By |2018-09-13T17:11:10+00:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Everyone gets angry. Unfortunately, your mood can get out of control and coping skills for anger are needed to regain peace. Anger can be a searing hate underneath the surface, or it can be a blasting volcano. Anger can also be an irritation tapping at the base of your skull. Either way, anger can be [...]

Self-Harm: 10 Psychological Reasons behind It and How to Stop This Deadly Habit

By |2018-09-05T23:28:44+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A couple of decades ago, I went out with a guy that would regularly self-harm. When I first met him, I never thought he was the type of person that would cut himself. In fact, I only found out he was prone to self-harm after we’d argued and I caught him in the act. He [...]

Catastrophic Thinking: How to Recognize and Deal with It When You Have Anxiety

By |2018-09-17T14:59:51+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

What is one of the worst aspects of having anxiety? Catastrophic thinking is anxiety at a whole other level of negativity. Let’s deal with this. Honestly, I wasn’t an expert in the term catastrophic thinking, but I was familiar with its definition. Catastrophic thinking is the way the mind operates under the influence of anxiety. In [...]

6 Signs of Unhealthy Safety Seeking That Reveal Avoidance and Anxiety

By |2018-09-05T23:46:48+00:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

People who suffer from mental illness turn to safety seeking measures. Those with anxiety even hide for days at a time to avoid interaction with others. I am in my safe place again and for now, I feel better. Unfortunately, my escape is not healthy. I know this, but it’s taking quite a bit of [...]