The Mood Lab BlogTime to get your anxiety under control
The constant need to see visible progress all the time can not only bring on anxiety, but can also make us quit. We need to learn to be comfortable on the plateau.
What’s in our anxiety toolbox? Is it sufficient? Do we have the tools to cope with the problems that we regularly face? What tools do we need to tackle anxiety as it bubbles up?
Everything we accomplish in our lives, and every position we have held in our careers, we attribute to sheer luck, good timing, the kindness of others, or the intervention of a divine power.
There is nothing certain in life. No-one knows what’s around the corner, but intolerance of uncertainty can be so unbearable, it can become constant worry.
Social Anxiety can be an excruciating experience in the workplace. Hide away in an unfulfilling role where we waste our potential, but feel relatively safe. Or push yourself forward and live in daily contact with our worst fears.
When panic strikes it can be a terrifying experience. Where did it come from? Why did it happen? Is there something wrong with me? It can have a serious effect on our confidence and ability to participate in everyday life without fear.
Mind Racing. Thoughts Whirling. Muscle Tension. Poor Concentration. The symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, are many and varied. They can be very stressful, making everyday situations feel overwhelming and unmanageable.
Social Anxiety effects roughly 14% of Irish people at some stage in their lives “The fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people” …that’s a common definition of Social Anxiety disorder. Well, that’s great. So much of modern life relies on...
No matter who you are, you have experienced anxiety at some stage in your life. As humans, our brains are hardwired to be alert for threat. We are prone to negative, or worrisome thoughts. It can make us feel nervous, restless or tense, and we can experience feelings...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an innovative and creative mindfulness-based therapy, which can be seen as part of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) family, but with very distinctive characteristics. Like Mindfulness, there is a major emphasis on...