8 Toxic Mental Habits That Mess Up Your Life without You Even Knowing

Mental habits are often established over time. Thus, you often don’t even know that you have these habits and how they can mess up your life without you realizing that. Here are some of the key mental habits that harm your life – and what to do about them! 1.…

Why Making a Mountain out of a Molehill Is a Toxic Habit and How to Stop

Was that criticism you received really all that bad? Maybe you were just making a mountain out of a molehill. I remember hearing all those old sayings like, “don’t cry over spilled milk”, or “Don’t be such a worrywart.” Yeah, I heard so many of statements that I thought everyone…

6 Signs Your Resistance to Change Ruins Your Life and How to Overcome It

Resistance to change may ensure your comfort and familiarity. But resistance to change can also ruin your life by limiting your potential. I’ll be honest. I have always hated change. It seems that just when I’ve become comfortable, something threatens to take that comfort away from me, forcing me to…

How to Use Transtheoretical Model to Change Your Negative Behaviours

The transtheoretical model of behaviour is a new theory that is being applied to many aspects of therapy. This behaviour model looks into new techniques someone has learned within a controlled environment. It then assesses whether or not they are prepared to use that technique in their everyday lives. The…

5 Signs You Need More Personal Space (and How to Set Healthy Boundaries)

It’s always nice to have someone in your life, but we all need our personal space. Everybody has the right to set appropriate boundaries and have them respected. Remember that not everyone needs and wants the same thing out of a relationship. People have different ideas of what is good…

The Link Between Sleep Problems and Mental Illness, and How to Improve Your Sleep

If you’re suffering from sleep problems, here’s something you need to know. Mental illness can cause sleep disorders and vice versa. I was diagnosed with a mental illness at the age of 18, and afterward, I experienced my first sign of sleep problems. I didn’t realize that maybe these issues…

OCD and Perfectionism: What Is the Difference between the Two?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD and perfectionism have become common words that people use to describe themselves, but what is the difference between them? Both look very similar to a family member, friend, or coworker on the surface level. However, they are very different in the ways in which people are…

How Your Inner Critic Sabotages Your Growth and 5 Strategies to Deal with It

We all have an inner critic. It is completely natural to have one, but the problem is when it starts to hinder our growth. In a society strongly marked by consumerism, we often have the tendency - in some instances, an exaggerated one - to compare ourselves to our friends,…

What Causes Impulsive Behavior and 5 Techniques That Help Deal with It

There are so many things which cause impulsive behavior. Whatever the cause, there are a number of ways to help calm the beast. I must admit, I’m guilty of impulsive behavior. I have Bipolar disorder, and sometimes during manic episodes, I make impulsive decisions like spending too much money. While…

6 Signs of Unhealthy Safety Seeking That Reveal Avoidance and Anxiety

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…