5 tips for working with anxiety

5 tips for working with anxiety

The year 2020 started with a pandemic that literally brought the world to its knees. The fear of contracting COVID-19 coupled with lockdown, loss of jobs, and financial insecurity adversely affected the mental health of people.

As the year progressed, more and more cases of anxiety, panic, and depression related to the pandemic came to the fore. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation report, in January 2021, 41.1 percent Americans reported anxiety and/or depressive symptoms compared to 11 percent in June 2019. Read more

Essential oils help in relieving anxiety and promote relaxation

Essential oils help in relieving anxiety and promote relaxation

Essential oils are compounds extracted from flowers, plants, and fruits which are obtained through either distillation or other mechanical methods such as cold pressing. Several past studies have suggested that some essential oils may help in promoting relaxation and relieving anxiety.

Listed below are some of the finest essential oils that an individual can try for relieving anxiety. The effectiveness of these essential oils is backed with research supporting their anxiety-relieving effects. Read more

Anxiety, Xanax and kava

Anxiety, Xanax and kava

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychological illnesses that people face across the world. An estimated 31.1 percent American adults may experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, states the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more

Tips to overcome “I do not know what to say” syndrome

Tips to overcome “I do not know what to say” syndrome

We have all been there. That awkward moment when we suddenly run out of words on a first date or while meeting someone for the first or second time. This can happen to anyone and there is nothing wrong about it, but going blank repeatedly could have a serious bearing on one’s personal as well as professional progress. This might be indicative of an underlying anxiety disorder, which should be addressed to ensure that the conversations do not stall and uncomfortable silences do not take over. Read more

Breathing exercises that help relieve anxiety

Breathing exercises that help relieve anxiety

Some amount of stress or anxiety is normal in day-to-day life. Long hours of commuting to work, meeting deadlines, giving a presentation to clients, addressing a public gathering, making mental notes of picking the child from daycare, and countless other chores can easily get on someone’s nerves— heightening stress levels. Read more