How Anxiety Ruins Reading

For some reason, it seems to me that many people who identify with issues regarding anxiety are the same people that love reading. There may be a correlation there—but as we become disillusioned with life, I think we naturally grow to read less. That’s not to mention that anxiety can take many different forms, allContinue reading “How Anxiety Ruins Reading”

Ground Yourself Immediately with this Trick

To me, grounding qualifies as anything that makes your brain shut up for a moment, so you can get back on track with whatever you were doing. That being said, there is one thing that I find more grounding than anything else. This thing will shut your brain up and make you and your lifeContinue reading “Ground Yourself Immediately with this Trick”

How to Stop Feeling Alone in Your Struggle

While loneliness is a ravaging symptom of Depression or untreated Anxiety, and feeling like you’re apart from everyone else can make you feel poorly, loneliness is also a symptom of being alive, and so we all feel it. This post is not particularly actionable, but I wanted to share a positive shift in attitude IContinue reading “How to Stop Feeling Alone in Your Struggle”

How to Deal with Anxiety as a Student

Many students take pride in their work and extract personal value from school. But sometimes, rather than taking the result of a test or project as an indicator of how well they did on the assignment, they take it further. As the teacher walks around handing students their graded papers, we feel elevated. It’s notContinue reading “How to Deal with Anxiety as a Student”

How to Regain a Sense of Control

While we are engaging them, thoughts feel productive because we release dopamine when we think we’re solving a problem. This allows us to remain hopeful for progress, despite the fact that the thoughts degrade into pointless rumination. I fell into a pattern indicative of this useless overthinking; let me know if it sounds like you.Continue reading “How to Regain a Sense of Control”