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Do You Have ‘Fear of Being Observed’?

Social anxiety is a well known phenomenon, yet there is one component  - fear of being observed - that seems to help clarify the issue for some people.

Fear of being observed boils down to fear of being judged, criticized or harshly scrutinized, especially by strangers.

This element of social anxiety may manifest in a variety of situations.

For example:

• After being asked a question, while others are attending to your reply
• While performing public tasks,...
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7 Experts Give Advice About How to Raise Self-Esteem

We often try to compensate for low self-esteem by committing a (paradoxical) negative action, which only feeds the monster that is insecurity.

Though the negative action may seemingly have temporary benefits, it will never rid you of your insecurity.

For example of this is a woman with low self-esteem, who seeks attention from men as validation. Yes she is getting immediate attention, but chances are it's not the type she truly wants and it's...
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This Simple Mindset Gives you a Happiness Boost

According to several surveys taken all over the world, if you act like an extrovert, even when you’re feeling introverted, you will be happier and feel more positive emotions.

This information was surprising to me, because when I am feeling introverted, the last thing I want to do is go out and socialize.

But according to an article titled The Simple Mindset That Makes Everyone Happier All Over The World published by...
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How Anxiety Causes You To See the World Differently

It is common to believe that different thoughts and emotional states will affect the way you experience the world. Researchers have discovered that this is the case with anxiety.

Individuals who suffer from anxiety see the world differently and this may have some bearing on the degree to which they are susceptible to suffer from anxiety in the first place.

One study's main discovery has been that those who suffer from anxiety find...
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Two Activities, When Combined, Reduce Depression by 40 Percent

In our market economy, it seems like every solution worth a grain of salt must fetch a price. But, as it turns out, that need not be the case when it comes to depression.

Research published in Translational Psychiatry has shown that combining meditation with aerobic exercise can reduce depression by up to 40 percent.

The specific finding of the study was that employing both aerobic exercise and meditation twice weekly over the...
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Virtual Reality Therapy for Depression

The future, as the cliché goes, is here.

Bionic limbs are approaching the functionality of natural appendages; traveling to space continues to get cheaper just as approval to mine space asteroids is approved in America, and genetic advancements are allowing the precise editing of genes that will one day (soon) open the possibility of designer babies.

Big and small, all problems are starting to have a high tech solution to them. The...
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How Mindfulness Can Alleviate Depression

Some would say depression in the modern world has reached pandemic proportions.

Yet, the symptoms of this mental illness may be masked by those suffering from it. This is partially due to the stigma that our society attaches to the realm of mental illnesses. It is popularly perceived as not an illness, but rather a mood that people should somehow 'snap out of'.

Mental illness patients are often advised to simply get over their condition...
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Gut Health and its Effect on Depression

The rich relationship between microscopic organisms and humans may have a lot to do with mental health, specifically anxiety and depression.

When you understand the key role beneficial bacteria play, you'll be more motivated to maintain your gut health.

Initially it was thought that all bacteria and other microorganisms were parasites or other unwanted presences that got into our body due to their small size.

The thinking continued that they were somehow able to avoid...
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Beliefs

Four Ways Your Perception of Others Can Ruin Your Life

How you perceive others has everything to do with your own mental well-being.

This article will show you why this is the case and offer suggestions to improve your moods.

The Austrian philosopher Martin Buber may have been the first to point out the not-so-obvious: Our perception of others has everything to do with self-perception.

How you feel about yourself - moment to moment - is inseparably tied to how you view others.

When...
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