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Five Self-Care Activities for New Job Stress

Five Self-Care Activities for New Job Stress

Increasing your self-care activities when you start a new job is very important. Read this HealthyPlace article to learn about five self-care activities that will help you adjust to a new job.

Self-care activities for new job stress will help you ease into a new workplace. Starting anything new can be nerve-racking, jobs are no exception. Even if you have prior experience with the type of work you are doing, you are working in a different atmosphere. You are working with new coworkers and adhering to new policies. It takes time to adjust, and self-care is critical. For techniques about how to practice self-care for job stress, read this article.

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What Gaslighting Means and Why It Is So Hard to Call Out

What Gaslighting Means and Why It Is So Hard to Call Out

What does gaslighting mean? Why is gaslighting hard to identify in a relationship (and even harder to call out)? Learn about gaslighting at HealthyPlace and discover why gaslighters often get away with this type of abuse. If your relationship makes you feel crazy, you need to see this now.

Many of us think we know what gaslighting means, but even so, gaslighting is hard to call out in a relationship because it happens so gradually you might not even notice. Don’t be fooled by the displays of gaslighting we see in movies and on TV — a gaslighter won’t necessarily leave the oven on to make you think you’re crazy. He or she won’t always resort to blatant emotional manipulation tactics or call you a liar. Gaslighting can be a lot more pervasive, subtle and destructive than our basic understanding gives it credit for — and it could be happening to you. Here’s an illustration of what gaslighting means, why gaslighting is so hard to call out in a relationship, as well as the gaslighter types and traits to watch out for.

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How Can OCD and ADHD Coexist?

How Can OCD and ADHD Coexist?

ADHD and OCD might be comorbid although professionals don't agree on how often. Learn why there's confusion on the comorbidity of OCD and ADHD at HealthyPlace and how we can treat comorbid OCD and ADHD. If you think you have both illnesses, you need to read this.

Because obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are so different in theory, some doctors argue that they cannot occur together. However, they have a surprisingly high rate of comorbidity, which is when two medical conditions appear together, and many with ADHD report obsessive thoughts and behaviors. Continuing my series of posts about ADHD and comorbid conditions, I would like to discuss the similarities, differences, and possible treatments for OCD and ADHD.

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Borderline Dissociation and Regaining Reality

Borderline Dissociation and Regaining Reality

Borderline dissociation makes you feel like you're losing your grip on reality. Sometimes it feels like no one understands, but at HealthyPlace you'll learn about the confusion caused by borderline dissociation, and possibly more important, you'll learn that you're not alone. Take a look.

Borderline dissociation is one of the most confusing things to deal with as a person who struggles with borderline personality disorder (BPD). How do we learn how to create a solid reality rather than having to constantly regain what we think is the reality? Is it ever going to get easier? I don’t know if I’m confused because I feel nothing from the borderline dissociation or more confused because I can’t figure out which reality is better.

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What Made Residential Psychiatric Care Best for My Teenager?

What Made Residential Psychiatric Care Best for My Teenager?

Residential psychiatric care for your child is not an easy decision for parents, but choosing residential psychiatric care for my daughter probably saved her life. Learn what to consider before sending your child to residential care here, at HealthyPlace.

Putting a child in residential psychiatric care is one of the hardest decisions a parent has to make. Five years ago, I put my teenager into a residential psychiatric care facility for a year. Housing my child out of my home and in a residential mental health treatment center was a very painful decision that probably saved—and definitely changed—my child’s life.

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A Positive Look at Borderline Personality Disorder Traits

A Positive Look at Borderline Personality Disorder Traits

Borderline personality disorder traits don't deserve the stigma surrounding them. Learn about the unexpected positive side to borderline personality disorder traits and symptoms at HealthyPlace. Learn to appreciate BPD traits of creativity, passion, and gratitude now.

It’s rare to find positive commentary on borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. Negativity, stigma, insults, and fear are the most dominant narratives about BPD (What Borderline Personality Disorder Feels Like Inside). Whether you are living with BPD or you love someone with BPD, life doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Is it possible there is an unforeseen positive side to living with this diagnosis? I believe the answer is yes. Those living with borderline personality disorder traits can also  be creative, passionate, deeply grateful, and loyal women and men. We can learn to embrace the benefits of borderline personality disorder.

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Surrendering to Life In Eating Disorder Recovery

Surrendering to Life In Eating Disorder Recovery

Surrendering to life in eating disorder recovery is the most basic (but perhaps most difficult) path to recovery. Visit HealthyPlace to learn the value of surrendering to life in eating disorder recovery and finally being free of the illness.

Surrendering to life in eating disorder recovery is vitally important. To surrender from your eating disorder means giving up everything related to your illness. It also means fully embracing eating disorder recovery as an idea and a lifestyle.

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Stressed at Work? Try These 5 Stress-Relief Techniques

Stressed at Work? Try These 5 Stress-Relief Techniques

Being stressed at work is uncomfortable and makes your job harder. Learn five tips to de-stress while you’re at work at HealthyPlace. These 5 techniques will relax you when you're stressed at work and improve your mental well-being in and out of the office.

Many factors can cause you to be stressed at work. Unfriendly coworkers, unnecessary regulations, difficult clients, and long hours all potentially release stress and anxiety chemicals, which, without intervention, can affect our entire day. But you can cut down on feeling stressed at work.

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Warning Signs of Addiction Relapse in a Loved One

Warning Signs of Addiction Relapse in a Loved One

Knowing the warning signs of relapse can help you prevent addiction relapse in someone you love. Learn some of the first warning signs of relapse at HealthyPlace. Remember, it's not your job to keep someone sober, but you can help them stay sober if you know these signs. Take a quick look now.

It’s important to know how to identify the warning signs of addiction relapse when you have a loved one who is in recovery from addiction. There are some telltale signs that a person in recovery is moving toward an addiction relapse, even before they actually use drugs or drink again. When you are able to identify those signs, you may be able to help your loved one avoid relapsing and get his or her feet firmly planted back in recovery.

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How Exercise Helps with Depression

How Exercise Helps with Depression

Exercise helps with depression naturally, but it's hard to get motivated and work out when you're depressed. Learn how exercise helps with depression at HealthyPlace and you could find yourself feeling excited about feeling better now. A pick-me-up is but movements away.

Exercise helps depression. Unfortunately, when we are dealing with depression, exercise can feel like the last thing we want to do. While we understand there are benefits of exercise such as it helps to reduce the risk for lifestyle-related diseases, counteracts the daily effects of stress, and shapes our bodies by building muscle, we often forget that it also helps alleviate depression. Needing to get motivated to exercise again, I’ve spent time thinking about how exercise helps with depression.

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