12 Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Get Through Stressful Situations and Difficult Times

Unless you’re the most laidback person on the planet, it’s likely you’ve suffered your fair amount of stress, as we all have. When we come across a stressful situation or go through difficult times we learn to cope. However, there are healthy coping mechanisms and unhealthy ones. Before we talk…

How to Overcome Social Anxiety by Asking Yourself This One Silly Question

If you want to overcome social anxiety, you’ve probably already read tons of articles on the subject. There are many techniques for dealing with social anxiety, but they don’t work for everyone. Some are too complex, others are too challenging, such as forcing yourself to talk to strangers. Today, I…

5 Common Sense Questions to Ask Yourself to Stop Overthinking and Ruminating

Many hours can be wasted overthinking things. This is part of having an anxious mind which never seems to shut off. Sometimes asking the right common sense questions is the only way to find peace. If you have anxiety, then you understand about overthinking. You know how negative thoughts can…

7 Side Effects of an Above Average IQ Backed by Scientific Studies

Having an above average IQ obviously has many benefits. However, there are some less positive side effects. Read on to find out the drawbacks of having a high IQ. Having an above average IQ gives you many opportunities in life. However, it doesn't guarantee success and happiness. Understanding the drawbacks…

How to Stop Worrying by Asking Yourself These 7 Sobering Questions

It is sometimes hard to stop worrying. However, asking yourself certain questions can help put your worries in perspective and find a more effective solution to your problems. While worrying can sometimes be useful, often it is a negative, stressful state that does little to improve our situation. Worrying excessively…

How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts from Ruining Your Life

If you often have obsessive thoughts, you probably want to know how to stop them and take control of your life. It takes willpower and a few other tricks! Okay, it's not easy to make obsessive thoughts stop ruining your life. For years, I’ve struggled with these irritating little habits…

7 Distorted Thinking Traps That Even Intelligent People Fall into

We may think we are rational human beings, but actually, we are often swayed by distorted thinking patterns called cognitive biases. Our brains are complicated. We may think that we are always rational and make the best decisions based on available evidence. However, our thinking processes can sometimes be led…