You Are Stronger Than You Think

Here's something that probably goes against your belief - you are stronger than you think. You're sitting there behind your phone, tablet, computer screen and I know you're probably shaking with dread about that event that's looming over the horizon. Maybe this is your third, or fourth, or even the hundredth attempt at something that…

Understanding the Anxious Mind and Current Available Treatments

The Anxious Brain To better understand and treat the anxious mind, it's important to look at what's happening to the brain at a chemical level. The frontal lobe is known as the cognitive region of the brain that processes emotion, memory, language, problem solving and the like. The amygdala, located within the centre of the…

Stop Making Alcohol Your Social Crutch

Last weekend I went out for a friend’s birthday. I hadn’t seen her in years, and knew very few on the guest list, so naturally I was nervous about attending. As the event approached, I started incessantly contemplating my decision between going and not going. My flippancy about turning up to social events - especially…

My Revision of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

As I was re-reading my previous post about boosting self-confidence, I started contemplating the different sets of human needs (physical and mental) to reach maximum self-fulfillment. I also recently stumbled upon the five levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy, and reflected upon my own relationships, personal situation and how I’ve lapsed in specific areas thus far. The…

An Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Day

Having a good, productive day, is indicative of mental wellbeing. You could also argue that having good mental health is indicative of having a good, productive day. Either way, both work in tandem, and it’s important to plan these 24 hours out, for the optimal life experience. The worst thing about mornings are the rushed…

How to Strengthen Your Self Confidence and Self Worth

Throughout the entirety of my (so far) brief life, I’ve been fumbling through all kinds of social events. Sometimes I’ll lie awake at night,cringing at the stuttering, uuhhmming and ahhhing as I embarrass myself with lame jokes, and awkward remarks. When we repeatedly relay these unpleasant situations, we’re slowly chipping away at our self-confidence, reaffirming…

How to Sleep Better and Live Better

Sleep is probably the biggest contributing factor to your quality of life. Quality usually trumps quantity, so it’s important to understand your personal sleep cycle and ways to maximise your shut-eye time. Meditate Your Concerns Away Usually, when I can't fall asleep, it's because I'm viciously cycling through worries, anxious thoughts, and other concerns in…