Being a worrier is tricky. Worry too much and it consumes you. Worry too little and you may not take the necessary action to avoid the issue.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But, given their inherent value, owning and looking after a metastable allotrope of carbon can also lead to anxiety and stress. If you don’t know what we mean, just watch someone searching for a misplaced pair of earrings or a wedding ring; it’s not a pretty sight.
One of the biggest challenges facing your New Year’s resolutions is that they’re likely to be too challenging. Unrealistic goal setting sets you up to fail, which isn’t good for self esteem and can lead to stress and anxiety. However, carefully considered, achievable goals can make for a happy New Year and beyond.
There are few people who have as deep an understanding of and reliance on the concept of Flow as musicians. A musician strives for this everytime he or she picks up a plectrum, taps a key or pounds on a high hat. They call it ‘playing in the pocket’.
Ask anyone who has ever stepped on a piece of Lego while holding a full glass of wine if the toy building blocks can cause anxiety and you’ll get a resounding Yes. But, behavioural psychologists are pointing to it as a source of meditative relaxation for adults. Turns out, grown-ups need playtime too.
Whether you’re afraid of heights or not, flying is generally stressful but, there’s nothing worse than sitting next to a crying baby. Right? Well, for a second consider how the baby’s parent is feeling.
The world in 2016 is a stressful place. There are more people, more noise, fewer resources and less time. We need help. And, it appears to have arrived in the form of natural dopamine based theanine.
The world, like most things in life, isn’t created equal. In fact, based on several economic, environmental and cultural factors it’s clear to see that some places are more pleasant to live than others. So, here it is, a list of the least stressful places on the planet.