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Status Anxiety. The 8 Most Unexpected Advantages of Anxiety. Anxiety can be crippling, but psychology studies find it does have some unexpected upsides.

The 8 Most Unexpected Advantages of Anxiety

Anxiety can be crippling, but sometimes it is a crucial part of getting the best out of yourself. Artists, comedians, athletes and other performers often talk about the right amount of anxiety and how it can improve creativity and performance. But anxiety also has a number of lesser known upsides… 1. People will trust you more People who are feeling anxious can easily get embarrassed, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing because research shows people are more trusting. Dr. “Moderate levels of embarrassment are signs of virtue.Our data suggests embarrassment is a good thing, not something you should fight.Embarrassment is one emotional signature of a person to whom you can entrust valuable resources.It’s part of the social glue that fosters trust and cooperation in everyday life.” 2. Anxious people often say they are less likely to be injured because they are thinking ahead, but is that really true?

Anxiety: 10 New Psychology Studies You Should Know. New ways to reduce anxiety, why some people are so anxious and more… Ten new psychology studies reveal why some people are anxious, how to reduce anxiety and much more.

Anxiety: 10 New Psychology Studies You Should Know

[Click the links for more details of the studies.] 1. Acts of kindness can help reduce social anxiety Performing acts of kindness can help people with social anxiety mingle with others more easily. People recruited into the study were put into one of three groups for four weeks: One group performed acts of kindness, like doing their roommates’ dishes.Another group were exposed to various social interactions without the acts of kindness.A third group, who did nothing special, acted as a control. At the end of the study it was those who’d performed the acts of kindness who felt more comfortable in social interactions. 2. Dietary supplements which contain passionflower, kava or combinations of L-lysine and L-arginine can help reduce anxiety, according to a review published in the Nutrition Journal.

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Anxious Child. Test Anxiety. 5 Ways Of Coping With Your Anxiety That Are Actually Making It Worse. 5 ways of coping with anxiety that can actually make it worse… check out the full list below along with some helpful alternatives for coping with anxiety.

5 Ways Of Coping With Your Anxiety That Are Actually Making It Worse

This infographic was created in partnership between Megan Bruneau, M.A. RC and GoZen! Anxiety Relief for Children Does your child experience anxiety? Teach them coping skills through fun animations at About Renee Jain, MAPP Renee Jain is an award-winning tech entrepreneur turned speaker and certified life coach. How To Stop Worrying. Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off?

How To Stop Worrying

Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging. There is a way to overcome worry that doesn’t involve alcohol or a straitjacket. The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. How to Deal With Stress and Anxiety: 10 Proven Psychological Techniques.

Ten techniques you can use to deal with stress that you can’t avoid.

How to Deal With Stress and Anxiety: 10 Proven Psychological Techniques

The best way to reduce stress is, of course, to identify the source and get rid of it. If only this were possible. You can try to avoid people who stress you out, say ‘no’ to things you know will cause you stress, and generally do less stuff. Anxiety: Getting Excited Beats Trying to Calm Down. People giving public speeches and taking a stressful maths test did better when they re-thought their performance anxiety.

Anxiety: Getting Excited Beats Trying to Calm Down

A study on anxiety-inducing activities like public speaking finds that the intuitive response–consciously trying to calm down–isn’t the best strategy. Instead, people instructed to say to themselves, “I am excited” before a stressful ordeal, performed better. The counter-intuitive finding comes from a series of experiments conducted by Alison Wood Brooks, to be published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology (Brooks, 2013). Forget calming down. Anxiety: What Causes It, How To Deal With It And Lead A Happier Life. This summer, we had a wake-up call.

Anxiety: What Causes It, How To Deal With It And Lead A Happier Life

Or rather, we would have had one, if we weren't worrying about the number of things going wrong in our lives, and feeling completely overwhelmed about how to deal with it. Anxiety, we're sorry to say, is here to stay. The Office For National Statistics, said the Guardian, revealed in a far-reaching survey that at some point, one in five Brits suffer from anxiety, depression or both. Can Aromatherapy Really Help Anxiety and Depression? I’m not an aromatherapy expert, but I often wonder whether or not there is any science behind it.

Can Aromatherapy Really Help Anxiety and Depression?

Do aromatherapy essential oils really pack healing power, or do they just smell nice? It didn’t take long before I found some evidence, published by reputable sources, that certain aromatherapy essential oils appear to have legitimate healing effects on the nervous system. The American College of Health Sciences published this post, for example. One study concluded that an infusion of bergamot, frankincense and lavender may have healing effects on depression and pain.