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One of the ways you know you have healthy self-esteem is when you take charge of your own happiness instead of expecting others to fulfill your needs. People with poor self-esteem worry that they are not making others happy but rarely think about learning how to give themself satisfaction. If you find that you look for happiness externally instead of learning how to satisfy yourself, read on about my last couple of weeks and how taking charge of my own happiness helped my self-esteem.
There are so many different schools of thought on how to support someone who is mentally ill. In the early days of my brother's diagnosis, I frantically researched the best ways to help him and found myself entirely overwhelmed with all the conflicting information that's out there. One blog would tell me to listen to him talking about his anxious thoughts, the next would tell me to redirect the conversation to avoid fixation. One blog would encourage me to design a routine where the family had coffee together every morning, the next would say to remove all caffeine-based stimulants from the house. I didn't know who to listen to.
I've been thinking a lot the past few weeks about how to cultivate anxiety tolerance. With the beginning of my Ph.D. program on the horizon, I've been grappling with questions about how I'll handle a range of situations. I am worried about moving, succeeding in the program, making friends, and a random assortment of other questions that seem to pop up unasked throughout the day.
How do you know if sharing too much information is a problem attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes for you? Do you ever find yourself during a conversation anxiously waiting for the person to finish their sentence so you can get your thoughts out before you forget? Do you have word vomit, fixate over the things you wish you would've said, or do you go off on tangents when you speak? Even worse, have you been told or noticed that you share too much information? Then you're in good company.
In some families, it is normal to worry about developing schizoaffective disorder. When my uncle first got sick with schizophrenia and with bipolar disorder (which was then called manic depression) in the late 1950s, his little sister, my mother, was afraid she would get sick, too. She was 12 years younger than him. Similarly, when I got sick with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, my brother, Billy, only two-and-a-half years younger than me, was afraid he’d get sick. Here is my story of living with schizoaffective disorder and knowing it is an illness that other people are afraid to have.
To my knowledge, generational addiction has impacted both sides of my family for at least four generations. Specifically, alcoholism and its devastating effects have weighed heavily on three of my four grandparents.
While knowing the exact cause of your anxiety isn't necessary to overcome it, understanding what's underlying your worries and fears can help you address the causes of anxiety and provide insight into what might be holding you back from living a full life unencumbered by anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Now we'll look at five ways you can address these anxiety causes to start to take back your life. 
What you think is a work personality may actually be a sign of depression. After all, depression makes life hard and work is no exception to the rule. I have noticed that there is a general assumption that a depressed person at work can be identified by a "Debbie/Donnie Downer" attitude, also known as someone who is always putting out negativity. But depression is a lot more nuanced than that. In fact, it manifests differently for every person.
As a college freshman, I was hospitalized for anorexia. It's been almost a decade since then, but no one told me about the pain—and payoffs—of residential eating disorder treatment. I had just embarked on a harrowing three-month process that would stretch, unravel, and change me. 
You might have heard that moderation is essential for a healthy, happy lifestyle. Buddhists and Stoics alike have been explaining for millennia how maintaining balance in your life is the key to meaning and tranquility. At times, finding the right equilibrium can be difficult. However, with diligent, consistent effort, you can find the right amount of moderation and balance in every aspect of your life.

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Lizanne Corbit
I absolutely love the suggestion for taking baby steps. This is such wonderful advice for so many things. Often when something seems huge or impossible, it causes us to feel defeated or intimidated, like it simply can't be done. So we avoid it or put it off and that only diminishes our self-esteem, but when we are able to look at the big whole and break it down into smaller pieces, and then tackle those we make progress and feel great about it!
Lizanne Corbit
I think this is fantastic! What a wonderful tool for people to have. This is a perfect example of something seemingly small that can be done to make us feel more empowered and in control of our anxiety and emotions rather than at the mercy of them. Great tool for grounding and coming back to the present moment as well.
Lizanne Corbit
This is a wonderful read and I love that you not only touch on the over-glorification of overworking but also that it's easy to burnout and hard to recover. I think this is one area in particular about burnout that doesn't get discussed enough. We occasionally hear it tossed around like a thing to avoid but the consequences of burnout can be far-reaching, and especially troublesome for someone dealing with depression.
Ally
I was diagnosed with autism, aged 44. Now, aged 50, I'm going for an ADHD assessment. I've been on antidepressants for around 15 years but have become less and less able to cope with everyday life until now my husband is more or less my carer while also working full time. I'm desperate to find out what's going on with me and to find something that will help me be normal again, or at least something close to normal 🙁
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Hi I have been struggling with this problem for a couple of school years in my experience I was laughed at for having stomach noises and it made me embarrassed but I have somewhat conquered it I now struggle with thoughts of worry like “omg is it going to happen” or “ my stomach is going to make a noise”. My anxiety goes through the roof and then I make myself sick to where I can’t go to school whenever I’m in a quiet class I find it better to sit all the way in the back so that if my stomach makes a noise I can see who hears it this tip has really helped me a lot.