Set a New Year’s Evolution

Set a New Year’s Evolution

The start of a new year can feel exciting and full of opportunity for some people. However, for someone struggling with anxiety, the new year can be daunting.   A New Year's resolution provides us with a way to jump-start the new year. Resolutions give us a topic to write into our stories, filling the blank slate of the unknown. Those promises we make at the start of the year is a way to reflect on what we would like to improve in ourselves.  Resolutions inspire insightfulness and self-reflection. However, for someone with anxiety, the pressure of a resolution can feel...

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3 Signs You Have Chronic Stress (And How You Can Deal with It)

3 Signs You Have Chronic Stress (And How You Can Deal with It)

Stress. Everyone deals with it. Whether it’s due to increasing responsibilities at work, a death of a loved one, or a big life transition, stress is almost inevitable during some time of your life. But it’s when stress starts to stick around daily that it begins to affect your health, physically and mentally. But even if you think that your stress is only affecting you, it can also cause problems for the people around you and the relationships you have. Here are the three main ways that chronic stress can manifest in your life: Mentally Do you find yourself feeling...

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Why the word “No” is affecting your relationships – and how you can change that

Why the word “No” is affecting your relationships – and how you can change that

  Let's talk about the word “no” and how it affects the way you converse with other people. First, let's try this exercise – Don't think about polar bears right now. While that may seem like an odd test, it's pretty likely you just thought about polar bears, even for a moment, even though the sentence said not to think of them. Maybe you thought of a cute video you saw on social media or the melting polar icecaps. Wherever your mind went, I'm sure you had your mind focused on polar bears despite the warning, even if was for...

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How Art Can Help Relieve Your Anxiety

How Art Can Help Relieve Your Anxiety

Anxiety makes you focus on something that harms you – a thought or action that makes you nervous and uncomfortable. What if you could focus instead on something that makes you calm? Art has an amazing way of drawing a person's attention away from the outside world and into your own imagination. There are many ways in which you can use art to help you find relaxation when you're feeling anxious. Relieving Stress With More Art in Your Life By learning to express yourself and your emotions through drawing, painting, and other forms of art, you can begin to let...

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