We live in quite a stressful environment, with numerous challenges, competitions, struggles being our daily routine. Such living is highly likely to expose us to various negative effects of stress, both physiological and cognitive. This happens because of stress hormones’ influence on our systems. What are these effects and how can a modern person eliminate the effect of stress on their well-being?
We are sure that you know how advantageous physical activity is for your body. But you will be surprised that there is one more highly important muscle that you train efficiently during workouts - your brain. The various scientist around the world have discovered that different types of physical activity upgrade our brain in a certain way.
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” ― Carlos Castaneda
Autism is a condition, which results from the impairment of the brain and leads to generally reserved behavior and attitude to life. Autistic people lack communication and social interaction, have limited interests, and often resort ritualistic activities like repetitively placing objects in a fixed order. The disorder affects physical and mental abilities and sometimes makes life very tough for both patients and people around them. Autism begins to manifest itself at an early age, and symptoms continue into adulthood.
It was but a few days ago that information appeared in the Internet that men tend to live a much happier life with a chubby woman than with a skinny one. Particularly, these men are less susceptible to stress and are more resourceful in sticky situations.
All of us have our ups and downs. However, the manner to cope with a difficult situation or a challenge defines our emotional maturity, as well as our emotional intelligence level.
There is a lot of fuss and gossip about our life getting increasingly tough and stressful. Just like everything, stress is a coin with two sides. In some situations, it can be an impetus for an effort to do better next time, and many failures eventually do. However, this appears to be more of an exception. Repeated stress (like being late regularly) results in an endless sense of tension, which won’t let go by itself.
Understanding a mental illness is a something that most of us have no idea how to master. Neither it is simple in terms of how it comes and goes on, nor the existing stereotypes and visual (often media-induced) images make it more clear.
Everyone needs to stay up late sometimes – revising for important exams, editing urgent projects, meeting relatives at the airport at night, a long journey or celebrations.
The rapidly accelerating pace of life requires us to carry out much more than one job per unit time. At work we have to keep the books without making a single mistake and simultaneously answer scores of phone calls. At home (this mostly refers to women) we have to cook, clean, wash, parent, manage finances, sometimes without letting go of a phone that is ready to ring any moment.
Have you or anyone you know experienced the situation when you have pain or high fever without any feasible reason? And the doctors just say that everything is ok and they do not see the cause of the problem? It is clear, you have a psychosomatic situation as a response to stress and problems in life. It can also happen that due to some behavioural trends, like an insult or inability to find understanding among your loved ones or colleagues, on a physical level you feel it as a pain.
In this hustling and bustling world, to understand how to survive the physical and mental rigors of our life, we should dig a little deeper and get down to the very core of it. First, there is one little yet very important thing we should know: it is not your stress-resistance that characterizes your personality and ability to counter difficulties. It is your reaction to stress that does!
It looks like deficiency of sunlight causes law spirits and lack of energy. Some people notice that it is hard for them to get up in the morning and be active, they gain more weight and communicate less when nights become darker and longer. Is it a standard behavior in winter or something is wrong?
Many people are deprived of sleep in one way or the other; while some struggle to sleep, others find it difficult to fall or stay at sleep in the night. The inability to fall or stay asleep is torturing to the individuals concerned. Unfortunately, a huge percentage of people complain about not getting enough sleep in our society today.
Being a parent is the most rewarding thing that a person can undertake, but it can also be the most stressful as well. Parents sometimes have to get creative in order to reduce their level of stress. After all, any parent will tell you that it is almost impossible to get more than a couple of minutes alone at any given time. Therefore, parents need to access their own quick energy sources that will allow them to remove stress. 1. Visit Your Own Fun Zone - Most parents spend their entire day focused on providing their...
Actually, it is the attitude that matters in falling asleep. Insomnia is related greatly to your thinking about getting asleep. Most people do not trust the body to fall asleep. A fixed notion takes place that, sleeping won't come easy tonight. Such thoughts prevent us from falling asleep. It is time to try some other means tonight. Rather than turning on the TV, when you cannot fall asleep; try to find the most comfortable place in your bed. Fix your mind on sleep, concentrate on exhalation and inhalation. And in 30 m...
Attachment is an interesting phenomenon. It is one of the most powerful emotions and also one of the basic necessities that can even be put in one line together with love/belonging aspect in a Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Attachment theory was studied by John Bowlby and according to him it is a lasting psychological connectedness between human beings. The core subject of his studying as a psychologist in the sphere of attachment were the relationships of kids and their caregivers, be it parents or else. The main point ...
Due to the large variety of mental illnesses and different misconceptions about them, lots of individuals do not know about nervous breakdown. Generally, there are many mental disorders which can be qualified for the overall criteria of nervous breakdown. Among the most frequent there are acute stress disorder, schizophrenia, and panick attacks, etc. These disorders trigger emotional turmoil, making it hard or even impossible to cope up with responsibilities and social roles. Nervous breakdown is an acute, limited i...
In psychological terms there are seven stages of grief. After a person goes through all of them, he accepts the loss. Before all these stages are passed, it is normal for a person to be in denial, angry, unbelieving, passive, detached and so on. But the first thing that a person feels is shock. The state of shock can last for a very long time. Generally, grief is one of the strongest emotions that a person can experience and, as long as it is a great stress, very frequently it pushes a person to look for support and c...
A brief look through countless statistics accounts and research data creates makes one think about schizophrenia as a hereditary disease.