Long summer days seem to stretch on forever, but before we know it, the summer will draw to an end and the cold weather will start creeping back in. For some, the idea of frosty evenings, snow and the countdown to Christmas are really exciting- but many of us start struggling with our mental health at the turn of the season. Here are some of the reasons why, and what you can do about them.
How often have you remained silent when you saw a friend struggling with a problem? Don’t feel bad if you have done this—what you unwittingly did was follow an important rule in how to give good advice: wait to be asked.
As we go through life and experience the world, we solve problems, observe behavior, and generally get better at living. Experience arms us with the knowledge that we share to help other people. It’s a natural behavior, especially when it applies to the people we love.
Your friend’s problem belongs to them, and they have a right to solve it, not solve it, or ask for help solving it. This is where following some helpful guidelines about advice-giving comes in. That’s right; we’re going to give you some advice about giving advice.
There are obvious and clear advantages to living in the modern world. We don’t have to worry about predators, or the elements, or, for the most part, about food. It’s all been taken care of. However, that doesn’t mean it’s all plain sailing. We’re still subject to our human bodies, which haven’t made the transition into this worry-free existence. Our anxiety buttons are still triggered, but now it’s because of things like flashing screens, beeping horns, crowds, and so on. Life is pretty complicated, even if it’s convenient, and as a result, there are plenty of people living with anxiety. If you’re one of them, then the good news is that there are things you can do to reduce the severity of your anxiety. We take a look at eight ways below.
Mindfulness is essential to living a full and happy life. Being aware of yourself and the things around you in the present moment, and understanding the patterns of your own mind can help you to remain calm and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. But unfortunately, life gets in the way sometimes and we forget to be mindful. If you find it hard to stay mindful throughout the day, try making some of these simple changes in your life.
Depending on what statistics you believe, anything between 1 in 10 to 1 in 6 people in your life will develop and experience depression at some point in their lives. Given how common it is, it is shocking that we are still fighting a stigma around it, and it’s something that you might want to think about if you are hoping to try and remove it in your life.