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Is a Minor Illness Making Your Depression Worse?

Is a Minor Illness Making Your Depression Worse?

If a minor illness is making your depression worse, there are several things you can do to help yourself. Follow these five tips at HealthyPlace and avoid making depression worse than it already is.Any illness can make depression worse. Even something as minor as a cold can worsen mood disorder and depression symptoms. Read this article for tips on what to do when a new illness makes your depression worse.

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Travel Anxiety Tips for People Who Want to Go, but Don’t

Travel Anxiety Tips for People Who Want to Go, but Don’t

Travel anxiety often starts before you leave home and continues throughout the trip. But these three travel anxiety tips will help you cope with uncomfortable feelings so you can enjoy yourself. Visit HealthyPlace to learn how to manage travel anxiety today.

Travel anxiety is a challenge I face, although traveling is one of my favorite things to do. For a while, I would let my anxiety take over and keep me from making new and memorable experiences. As you may know, it can be a little scary to step out of your comfort zone and be out in the unknown. Here are some travel anxiety tips to help you manage your anxiety so you can fully enjoy your travels.

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Getting Through the Anniversary of the Death of a Loved One

Getting Through the Anniversary of the Death of a Loved One

The anniversary of a death of a loved one can be very difficult to handle for years after the loss. Learn five ways to deal the the anniversary of a death at HealthyPlace.

Anniversaries of the death of a loved one can be really hard no matter how many years it has been. Having lost my father 10 years ago, I understand the pain of a trauma anniversary firsthand. Although I miss my father very much, I have learned many ways to handle my grief. Read on to learn about five of the methods I use to cope with the anniversary of the death of my father.

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Are Anxious Thoughts Magnifying Your Problems?

Are Anxious Thoughts Magnifying Your Problems?

Anxious thoughts can blow problems way out of proportion. But how do you know if your anxious thoughts are magnifying problems? Visit HealthyPlace to discover the signs of an anxious thought takeover and solutions to stop magnifying problems with anxiety.

If you struggle with anxious thoughts, there’s a chance that you tend to magnify your problems. I’ve been there before, and sometimes it’s hard to catch yourself doing it. However, once you master identifying this problem, you can decrease your anxiety (and anxious thoughts) by problem-solving quicker.

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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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The Power of Unplugging from Social Media

The Power of Unplugging from Social Media

Unplugging from social media benefits your mental health by reducing anxiety and depression and raising self-esteem. Discover why unplugging from social media is a really great idea at HealthyPlace.

Have you ever considered unplugging from social media? With how much social media has blown up, we have never been more connected. While being so connected to the online world, is it possible we forget to connect with our real world? It is so easy to be sucked in and begin to scroll endlessly. Believe it or not, the darker side of social media can actually make us more anxious, depressed and cause low self-esteem; that’s where unplugging from social media comes in.

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Online Dating Benefits for Those with Anxiety and Depression

Online Dating Benefits for Those with Anxiety and Depression

Online dating benefits people with anxiety and depression even if you fear rejection and disappointment. Learn how online dating benefits your mental health at HealthyPlace. Hint: Online dating benefits aren't all about the relationship with others.

Do online dating benefits apply to people who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression? Many people say they don’t. Because of my anxiety and fear of rejection, I avoided online dating for a long time. However, after I tried it, I found that online dating actually benefits me because it’s helping me learn how and when to form comfortable relationships. Read this article to learn about the four online dating benefits I discovered.

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Self-Care Is Important When You Feel Anxious

Self-Care Is Important When You Feel Anxious

Self-care is important, but, have you been taking care of yourself? Discover ways to get back on the track with self-care at HealthyPlace. Don't let anxiety take you over today -- fight it back with self-care.

Self-care is important, but when life gets chaotic, self-care is the first thing to go out the window. What should be a priority becomes more like a reward I have to earn. I start telling myself that once I get through my overwhelming to-do list, then I am allowed to relax. This makes me more anxious, which actually makes it even harder to make self-care important.

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When My Siblings Stress Me Out, I Remember These Five Things

When My Siblings Stress Me Out, I Remember These Five Things

My siblings stress me out, but I have learned five lessons about how to cope when my brothers and sisters get on my nerves. Learn the lessons I've learned here.

When my siblings stress me out, it can trigger my anxiety. And if you have siblings, you might have experienced anxiety from living with them too. Growing up with my five siblings was not easy. At times, dealing with my siblings was (and still is) a nightmare. But I have learned that growing up with siblings can shape who you are in a positive way and teach you a lot about relationships. In this article, I talk about things I remember when my siblings stress me out.

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Coping When a Loved One Passes Away

Coping When a Loved One Passes Away

When a loved one passes away, there's no right way to feel, but there are things you can expect. Learn about what you may be feeling and how to cope. Read this.

When a loved one passes away, the feeling can be extra traumatic if you’re someone who struggles with depression. You feel the negative feelings start creeping back in, and find it hard to go through the motions of everyday life. When a loved one passes away, after a couple days you start to fear getting trapped in the dark hole of depression with no way out.

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