Becoming Mindful of Distractions

We all participate in behaviors that distract us from something. Those behaviors and the things they distract us from are slightly different from person to person. The crazy thing is, it is simply getting easier and easier for people to distract themselves. Every new technology that offers consumers ease and comfort are an additional venueContinue reading “Becoming Mindful of Distractions”

Paradoxical Intention—Mental Health Minute 1

Do you ever find yourself so scared of something happening that you sort of will it to happen? For example, are you ever worried that you’ll panic during a test, and then find that you do? There’s a simple solution for situations like this: Paradoxical Intention Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor and author of one ofContinue reading “Paradoxical Intention—Mental Health Minute 1”

Setting a Good Precedent for Yourself

Intuitively, we all understand the butterfly effect. We’ve all seen Rube Goldberg’s infamous cartoons where one simple action leads to another in a sequence until an observable outcome is reached. We understand that one action leads to another, in our lives and in the world. We also understand that if we let things occur inContinue reading “Setting a Good Precedent for Yourself”

You Change When You Stop Wanting to

When we physically or mentally list out our flaws, we feel productive. This is because, in every other facet of life, recognizing problems is the only way you can begin to combat them. We feel like if we understand every little thing we want to change about our selves, we can create a plan toContinue reading “You Change When You Stop Wanting to”

Living in Spite of Yourself

Sometimes it makes sense to take revenge on your past self. Here’s what I mean by that: many people with anxiety issues have troubled relationships with themselves, of all different levels of severity. A lack of confidence and a weak self-esteem can make it near impossible to solve the issues we want most to solveContinue reading “Living in Spite of Yourself”

Acting on the Urge to Go Outside

I’m extrapolating here, but I feel like every so often, we all get an incessant urge to be outside. Whether it’s because the temperature is perfect or because we appreciate the sound of rain, sometimes the outside calls us. And often, we stay inside. There are a few reasons this could be. We may feelContinue reading “Acting on the Urge to Go Outside”