No matter how much work we do to manage our anxiety and OCD symptoms, there will always be circumstances where those symptoms reappear or increase due to environmental, social, or internal triggers.
Feelings of failure can become all-encompassing, overwhelming, and cause us to feel very stuck. One issue explored in Part 1 is that becoming consumed with our sense of failure keeps us stuck in the past and prevents us from moving forward in life.
Oftentimes, in an effort to avoid future feelings of disappointment, we let opportunities pass us by. We stop trying out of fear of failing again.
While there are still many professional psychologists and academics who are unaware of the existence of mental illnesses, one thing is certain: these problems are complex and multi-causal. But one of the most significant of all will be discussed in this blog: a person's environment.
Play is essential to a child's development. Not only does it help them build motor, social, cognitive, and emotional skills, but it also lets them have fun while at it as well! Not only that, but play also helps strengthen a child's mental health.
People who are lonely often feel that they are not understood or appreciated. They may feel that they are the only ones who feel this way. Loneliness can be very damaging to our mental health. It can make us feel sad, anxious, and isolated. It can also lead to depression and psychosis.
Food is one of the basic necessities of life and is needed to survive. Calories from food provide energy for daily activities and body functions. The type of food consumed affects your overall physical and mental health, and not all food provides the same benefits.
Seeing your spouse struggle in any way can be very difficult. After all, your spouse is a part of you, and you made vows to “have and to hold in sickness and in health”.
Insomnia can be incredibly frustrating and all-encompassing. It is one of the most common symptoms that individuals can become obsessed or hyper focused on.
Anxiety disorders, however, are different – the anxiety presents itself in situations where it isn’t warranted and reaches levels and frequency that are unmanageable, interfering with your ability to carry out basic tasks and responsibilities.
Emotions are different from behavior, which is different from your thoughts or beliefs. But all of these affect each other in profound ways.