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Anxiety – Everything you need to know

Anxiety is an overwhelming feeling of unease or worries about a future event or development. It is the result of tension and restlessness when we fear the way an important situation would resolve. That said, anxiety is our mind’s expected reaction when we are under loads of stress. Unfortunately, it could interfere with our performance and further result in frustration and discontent. In its extreme forms, it could affect every aspect of our lives and disturb our everyday tasks. In this case, we are talking about anxiety disorder, which differs from the occasional problem. We need to be familiar with its symptoms and mechanisms in order to understand what is happening to us. It is only then that we can take specific steps towards dealing with the situation. One thing we cannot emphasize enough is that anxiety, as hard as it can be on us, is possible to deal with. We need to pay attention to what our minds and bodies tell us and try to stay ahead of the condition.
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HOPE : Lighting up the sky

I hope to find the wisdom to understand why I'm better off without some people and why some people had to leave instead of holding on without really knowing why. I hope to find the strength to let go before I fall. I hope to find the courage to leave before I get lost. I hope to see people for who they are not who I want them to be. I hope I know that life is hard but it gets easier when the things that are meant for me fall into place. It gets easier when you stop running and stay put. When you learn how to wait because good things take time and good people are hard to find and get . I hope to know that’s what meant for me will never pass you by. I hope to understand that if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. That if you have to force things to happen and lie to yourself and go against your beliefs, then it’s not for you. I hope that now I don’t get attached to wrong things/people, or temporary things/people. I understood that your journey doesn’t have to be like anyone else’s. …

Conquering Depression

Find small ways to be of service to others:Find personal meaning by serving something larger than yourself. Remember service doesn’t have to be big to count. Consider this, “Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue,  as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.”Find workable goals that give you a sense of accomplishment:Most people feel guilty when talking about goals because they set unreasonable or unworkable goals. A goal is workable if it’s:Something you can control (i.e., it doesn’t depend on others)Manageable (i.e., not overwhelming)Realistic for you (not for someone else)Measurable (i.e., you know whether or not it is done or getting done)If something goes wrong with your goal, adopt a “what can I learn from this?” attitude rather than a judgmental one , “this is why I’m horrible” attitude. Also, be careful when comparing your progress with others. We usually compare our biggest weakness with another person’s bigg…

Depression is not just about feeling sad

Sadness is a core feature of depression. Individuals with depression experience a very severe level of sadness.Unlike sadness, depression is also highly impairing and is likely to affect every aspect of a person’s life, including social relationships, work and physical health. What’s more, the effects of depression reach way beyond sadness. Sadness is only one of the symptoms of depression . Depression may manifest in some individuals as irritability or anger, and someone’s constellation of symptoms may depend on their age, gender, and other factors.
Sadness is often a normal and healthy reaction to a negative event. Depression has a complex set of causes, involving genetic and environment risk factors and the interplay between them. Depression may be reinforced by a negative experience of a seemingly neutral event. Sadness usually passes with time. If it does not pass, or if the person becomes unable to resume normal function, this could be a sign of depression.

Depression: Fighting the Darkness

In a country like India, mental health and related illnesses are often still stigmatized and ignored  greatly due to the lack of awareness and exposure. In fact, taking counseling or psychiatric help is commonly looked down upon leading to people either neglecting this much-needed therapy or doing it secretively. Depression  can affect everything you do in your daily life. It is not something you can quickly recover from, like a cold or a cough. Depression is one extreme to another, you're either so high with happiness or so down that you doubt the world will have colour again. People who are depressed becomes more lazy and they stop liking all those activities or things which they used to like it. Symptoms include depressed mood, feeling “numb,” loss of interest in normal activities, trouble eating and sleeping, decreased energy and decreased self-esteem. Depression is not fun, it's not a game, and it's not a quirk to add to your personality because you think it's cool…