Is Crying A Good Thing For Your Health?
We’ve all tried to stop ourselves from crying, at one time or the other. We’ve gotten embarrassed by an outburst and tried to control ourselves, especially when we’re among other people. But why are we so ashamed of crying? Why are we always trying to get it “under control”? We forget that we are humans and that crying is a natural activity. But is it possible that crying could be a good thing for us? How Does Crying Work? We, humans, have three types of tears – basal, reflex, and emotional. Basal tears are always present in our […]
Things Nobody Tells You About Moving Abroad
Growing up, I never imagined that living abroad would change my outlook on life. Even some of the little things that I had seen, tasted or experienced could greatly enrich my everyday life. One day, as I was sitting at my university cafe eating a butter croissant, my current obsession, my friend and I began to discuss life abroad. She very wisely said, “Living abroad introduces you to a fresh perspective on everyday things.” I remember thinking, what an interesting way of describing exactly what I was feeling. As an Indian, I grew up with many untouchable rules related to, […]
10 Motivational Quotes That Will Invoke Confidence In You
Confidence can be tough when you’re plagued with self-doubt. And while self-assurance may come naturally to some, learning habits that help you grow your confidence will always help you be better. These quotes on confidence can be the ultimate reminder for you to believe in yourself. Confidence comes with having a positive self-image and a healthy sense of self-worth. In day-to-day life, confidence can translate into feeling at ease in social situations, not being afraid of public speaking, and having positive thoughts about one’s life and personality. It starts with accepting yourself just as you are and being comfortable in […]
7 Habits That Help Break Negative Self-Talk Patterns
Self-talk is the language you use to communicate with yourself or your inner voice. Although you almost probably are doing it without even realising it, you most certainly are doing it. This internal voice produces an inner monologue on a daily basis by fusing your conscious thoughts with ingrained views and biases. Self-talk is crucial since it greatly affects what you feel and how you behave. It can be encouraging and helpful, encouraging you, or it may be harmful and undermine your confidence with negative self-talk. Self-talk has a significant impact on how people handle situations and how confident they feel. This […]
5 Books And Podcasts To Learn About Mental Health
The month of May is known as Mental Health Awareness Month. It was first recognised in The United States of America in 1949. The importance of mental well-being is not lost on most of us. Having said that, there is a lot that needs to be done. One can start by taking the easiest yet most important step; educating oneself and in the process gaining more awareness about mental health issues. How can you observe and do your bit this month? First and foremost, take care of yourself physically and mentally. If you think you need help, do not shy […]
12 Platforms That Offer Affordable Therapy Online In India
Therapy is not a luxury that only a few can afford. Take care of your mental health with these affordable therapy options in India.
What Is Kidulting And How Can It Benefit Your Mental Health?
Kidulting is the practise of adults reliving their childhood by engaging in activities typically associated with children, like playing with old-fashioned toys and board games, indulging in familiar meals from their youth, and engaging in pastimes and games designed for younger people. Being an adult is difficult; as a result, people are looking for more alternative means of releasing tension. Demanding lives and adjustments to eating and drinking habits in favour of healthier options. As with many new trends, millennials set the pace by seeking out immersive experiences to satisfy their inner child, followed closely by other generations who opted […]
Mental Health Awareness Month 2023: Being More Self-Compassionate
The month of May is designated as the Mental Health Awareness Month. Although it was first acknowledged in 1949, it is always important to acknowledge the importance of mental health to our general wellbeing, the need to raise awareness of it, and the importance of helping those who need it receive treatment. We’re taking this opportunity to highlight the importance of taking care of one’s mental health, starting with the topic of being self-compassionate. Whether or not someone has a mental health problem themselves, Mental Health Awareness Month makes people aware of how mental illness affects their lives, informs them of […]
5 Simple Ways To Deep Clean Your Mind
Imagine this. Your desk at work is stacked high with different objects; memos, important papers, documents that need to be checked, and much more. When you try to find something specific, this clutter can make your job significantly more difficult. Now, imagine this happening inside of your brain. When unwanted and troubling thoughts pile up, they end up clouding the mind making it difficult to access important mental data. A fruitless search for a memory or thought could leave you feeling frustrated and ready to break down. This is why you need to deep clean your mind. Our mental state – […]
What Is Toxic Positivity? Are You Unknowingly Practicing It?
The internet is filled with encouraging sayings that are supposed to bring positivity in a constructive way, from “think positive” to “no bad days.” These statements may be consoling, but they also draw attention to a negative feature of our culture called toxic positivity. The idea of toxic positivity conveys that people should keep a positive attitude no matter how bad or challenging their circumstances are. Positive thinking and optimism have advantages, but toxic positivity rejects any unpleasant feelings in favour of a cheerful, deceptively optimistic exterior. 7 Signs That Someone Is Practicing Toxic Positivity It’s common for toxic positivity to […]
Tips For Mental Health: How To Cope With Signs Of Emotional Exhaustion
We often forget that there’s a strong connection between the body and the mind. And improving our emotional health is just as crucial to our wellbeing.
How To Stop Emotionally Eating: Identifying Triggers And Finding Alternatives
Sitting in front of the TV with a huge tub of your favourite flavour of ice cream when you’re feeling down and out. Coming home after a long, tiring day of work and heading straight to the fridge for a snack. Munching on comfort food while pulling that all-nighter before your exam. We’re all familiar with these situations and have found ourselves indulging in them at one point or another. But does that make you an emotional eater? And if you are, how can you stop emotionally eating? Normal eaters may sometimes find themselves binging when they feel happy, sad or […]