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Month: August 2017

Anxiety and the Mind: What Really Happens in the Mind When You’re Anxious

Ever wondered what goes on in your brain when you’re anxious and why? Today we discuss this, symptoms and how to help when your anxious!

All of us experience anxiety at one time or another. A job interview, a high-risk test, attending a big meeting – feeling anxious is common, in fact, a natural response to such situations. However, some are affected by anxiety more deeply than others.

Fear and anxiety are closely connected as fear leads to anxiety and alerts the body to prepare for alarming and threatening conditions.

A natural and life-saving response in normal circumstances, however experiencing anxiety all the time is harmful to the person’s mental and physical health.

An anxious brain never shuts down the flight response leading to constant stress. This leaves the person in a constant state of fear, terror, and restlessness.

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A Roundup of the Best Mental Health Articles

Not sure where to go for the best mental health articles? Here is a roundup of the BEST mental health and anxiety articles around now!

So, another day, another mental health article for you to enjoy. I just love putting out these posts – they are always so much fun!

The below articles and posts include some of the best bits of advice when it comes to your mental health and anxiety. I know that I would want to trust what I’m reading, so you can trust that I’ve reviewed these well.

Let’s get started shall we?

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A Letter To… The Friend Who Disowned Me for My Anxiety

I want to get some things off of my chest. I want to tell you how you made me feel because of my anxiety. I want you to know I’m doing OK.

We met many years ago. It was a job that filled a gap between better things for us; you teaching in Australia, and I was off to university soon. I trained you on the workplace ways when you joined, and we got on so well.

We discovered a love for geography, with you holding your degree in this very subject, and me starting the same subject shortly.

As time went on, we grew closer and closer, and when the time came for me to leave the job we were in, we stayed in touch. It was difficult whilst you were in Australia, but looking back that was never a problem for us. The minute you came back, we were meeting up most weekends, sometimes in the week, too.

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How Gardening Can Cure Your Mind and Soul

Gardening really can be great for your mental health. Anyone can do it, whether you have a garden or not. Learn the benefits here!

The notion that gardening is good for the mind and soul is not new or unheard of.

For example, in Japan they have several zen gardens especially designed to bring calm to people and thus heal their mind, body and soul. This belief is now shared by the rest of the world and gardening is seen as an activity with a positive effect on overall well-being.

The very process of planting and watering can take your mind off the worries of the day and bring peace into your life.

If you’re still unconvinced, here are some facts about gardening that might change your mind.

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20 GIFs, Images and Videos That Sum Up Anxiety Perfectly

Let’s have a little fun. Here are 20 of the best memes, GIFs and videos that sum up anxiety and mental health perfectly!

I can’t be the only one that loves browsing through funny images on Facebook now and then – please tell me I’m not?! Honestly, I could waste hours chuckling to myself over such things.

I am a very simple person with simple pleasures after all, haha.

So, I offer you 20 of the best I’ve come across on my browsings through Facebook. They made me laugh/nod in agreement/ponder, and I hope they do for you, too.

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