Overcoming Overthinking

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

You're allowed to make mistakes. If you're looking for permission, here it is! No matter how much 'thought' you put in to a decision, you can still be wrong, and that's ok. There's often no way to know until you take the leap. Often, there is no one single, correct decision anyway.

How to Have a Stress Free Christmas

Maggie Currie | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

We all know that Christmas can be stressful. There is the usual invasion by the family, and extended family, the standing on ceremony all day, the extra expense as well as time and frustration trying to get the Christmas dinner on the table on time.

Understanding Anxiety Is the Crucial First Step to Managing Anxiety

Gill Hasson | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gill Hasson

We've all experienced doubts, worries and anxiety; it's normal. Whatever it is that worries you and makes you anxious, it can be an annoying distraction that makes you feel uncomfortable. But too often, anxiety can make you physically unwell and leave you unable to think about anything else whatsoever.

Why Life Being Good Can Be Such a Worry

Sandi Mann | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Some people even feel that by worrying, they are somehow protecting themselves against the feared drop coming; they have learned that most things they worry about don't come to pass, so fear that if they take their eye off the ball and stop worrying, they will allow a calamity to creep in and take them by surprise.

Don't Get Swept Up in the University Frenzy, It's Not for Everyone

Luke Cutforth | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Cutforth

Thinking back to when I did my exams, the feeling of dread and worry comes flooding back. I found them unnecessarily stressful and got really frustrated because I think that exams are such a limited viewpoint into how intelligent somebody actually is.

Five Things Hypnotherapy Can Do to Better Manage Your Anxiety

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

I often hear clients say that once they can accept anxious thoughts and feelings, instead of trying to battle against them, that the feelings start to subside.

And Then Came the Worry

Lorna Harris | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Harris

I had found myself panicking and dreading it all. For no reason other than the way I was handling balancing my long term pain with trying to be the person I want people to think I am - a sassy PR with a penchant for gin and tonic and not a care in the world, basically taking fake it till you make it a wee bit too far until I knew something had to give.

30 Things Parents Worry About Every Day (That Will Be OK)

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Parents

Children bring their parents boundless happiness - but they also bring endless worry. Whether it's why your baby won't stop grizzling, where your t...

Five Alternative Ways to Deal with Anxiety Attacks

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

For anyone that's encountered one, anxiety attacks are terrifying. You genuinely believe you'll never be able to breathe again, that your mind has convinced your body that your time has come, that it's just not capable of continuing.

Cultivating Love in the Face of Terror

Alice Grist | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Decide not to fume and vent against the world, the window cleaner, your boss or the kids. Just be. Be still. Allow life to arise around you, and if you invest yourself in anything, let it only be things that bring love to the surface of your heart and soul.

Overcoming Christmas Anxiety

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Christmas is a time for peaceful relaxation by the fire right? Wonderful times with family and friends? Peaceful, gentle walks in the country side and non stop magic and fun?! Well, not always.

Seven Signs You Are Becoming Worryingly Domesticated

Jess Paterson | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

You browse the cleaning aisle like you used to browse beauty counters. With that willingness to believe, that hope springing eternal, that thrill of the chase. But it's not your face that you want to look brighter, fresher, younger, more radiant. It's your toilet.

How To Copy The Habits Of People Who Never Worry

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're feeling stressed out by life, the first thing to remember is that you're not alone. Anxiety is a huge problem in Britain and according t...

Feeling a Little Below Par Today?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

Stress, worry and anxiety come at us from all different directions; it's how we deal with them that's the key. When we can learn to take control of our stress levels we'll feel stronger, happier, more confident and calmer.

Eight Things You Can Stop Worrying About

Alexandra Massey | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Thinking you can make someone feel bad... It's 100% impossible to make someone feel a certain way. No one can get into another's head and change their emotions, it's absolutely impossible. You are only responsible for how you present yourself to others. How they respond is not your responsibility.

The Spotlight Hits You

Catriona Weir | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Catriona Weir

I am so scared. I am terrified that I will fail. Those are the two sentences I am afraid to say out loud. I am terrified to admit that I don't think I'm good enough. It is a daunting thought... can I actually do this? I'm I strong enough, am I smart enough; do I have enough guts and get go to go and get my dreams?

How To Remain Calm When You're Stressed, Anxious Or Worried

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the second extract from the This Book Will Make You... series as part of our Say No To January campaign, Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar show you h...

No One Is immune From Mental Health Problems

Dharmendra Kanani | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dharmendra Kanani

Building the case for major changes in services takes time. The young people who helped us to make this investment will be well into their twenties by the time the full effects are felt. I firmly believe future generations will have cause to thank them.

You'll Spend About One Month A Year Worrying About Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Bad sleep seems to be an epidemic in Britain, and the stark results of a recent survey compound this suspicion. According to a poll by Direct Line, tw...

Mortgage, Work And Kids Stress People Out As Much As Being Chased By A Bear

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Stress Awareness Day has turfed up a lot of interesting facts this week. 44% of us are in a state of stress right now, and in the past year, five mill...

Poorna Bell

Nearly 50% Of Brits Suffer From Long Term Stress - Are You One Of Them?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Feeling like you're close to breaking point once in a while is perfectly human, but feeling like that all the time certainly isn't. In an extensiv...

Dispelling Concern

Ella Pawlik | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Pawlik

We react to stressful situations in two ways. Fight or flight. We deal with a problem face on and fight it: become warriors for our cause. Or we run because we're scared to look back at what is, or was...or what could have been or might be.

Do You Worry All the Time? Try This Simple Technique to Feel Calmer and Less Stressed

Dan Roberts | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

Everyone worries from time to time, but some of us worry more than others. If you are prone to 'chronic worry', you may find yourself fretting about everything from day-to-day domestic issues to more serious concerns like your family being in danger, or your partner losing their job.

Why Trying to Ignore Upsetting Thoughts Only Makes The Worry or Anxiety Worse

Dan Roberts | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

If you are suffering from an anxiety disorder - such as health anxiety, social phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder - or are just plain worried, you are likely to be plagued by anxiety-provoking, 'intrusive thoughts'.

Do You have a Monster Under Your Bed? Inspiration from a Seven Year Old

Alice Grist | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I recently spent the afternoon with my beautiful seven-year-old friend Lainey. Out of the blue she told me that she had seen something on a film that ...