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Achievemephobia. The fear of succeeding, or the fear of achieving your goals. I will never forget the day that this stunning revelation settled in my mind. I had fought and struggled for years against this fear without ever having a name for it. I had always told people that I was a "Professional Procrastinator", or that I had a mental block that prevented me from finishing projects. I was an artist. A fine artist, working mainly in oils. I don't even think I can count the number of unfinished art pieces stored in my studio room. Once I realized that my issue wasn't a mental block, or procrastination, but was a fear of succeeding as an artist it was as if the millions of puzzle pieces of my life fell into place. I could see clearly. This has been my life long fear.
The idea of 'burnout' is not new and you've most likely experienced it at one point in your life. It was described by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in 1917 as a psychological response to prolonged, excessive stress that has a negative impact on one's physical, emotional and mental health by causing symptoms like fatigue and loss of motivation.
I'm A Tree
Even though the past two years have been comparable to surviving a thunderstorm in the open sea. I'm grateful to be living in a place somewhere close to nature. I get to go to a beautiful, lush park close to home and have walks that help me clear my own internal storms.
It Was an Unseasonably Cold Day for a Funeral
I drove by his house today. For years I pulled into that driveway to pick him up for school. He usually ran a little late, and I can picture him running out the front door with his backpack hanging open, and his arms full of books.
God Save the Queen
Thursday, September 8th, 2022, around 10:30 a.m, I learned of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. I am not a hard-core royalist, I think the Commonwealth is valid, but I do not depend upon it. I am not overly political or someone with great wisdom or opinions, but I have something to share.
Depression and Writing
I love those days when the air is still, the sun is hot and you can smell heat that lets you know you’re in Australia. As a kid in the 80s and 90s, those long hot days of summer were my favourite. The time when I was allowed to dream of my future. When the heat would bake into my skin and seep into my brain and I knew I was destined to be a writer, famous. I struggle to write when it's cold; it's like my words all go silent and my fingers refuse to form the shapes needed. My mum in particular encouraged my writing for the fun it gave me, but I still learned as I grew that becoming a writer was not an option as a career path; unless I wanted to be a reporter or journalist. Those jobs at least had regular paychecks. I don’t think anyone wanted to keep me from my dreams. They wanted to keep me safe. To teach me to aim for something that would remove me from a hand-to-mouth existence.
Inside the Mind of a Depressed Soul
Depression isn’t something I would wish on my worst enemy. I get so frustrated with myself at times for my lack of understanding of what is going on inside my OWN head, and I imagine I am not alone in those frustrations.
The 570 million-made science fiction giant rolled over in the first episode?
The first episode of the 2022 sci-fi drama "Halo" has been launched. "Halo" (also known as Halo) is Microsoft's 2001 XBOX shooting game, which claims to have millions of players.
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Treatments For Agoraphobia Panic Disorder
There are various treatments for agoraphobia at the best addiction treatment center in Pakistan, and depending on whom you seek advice, you will probably be told many different methods you can implement to cure this condition. Sadly, as I wrote in 2011, doctors are still none the wiser in treating agoraphobia or panic disorder. Mostly, they bundle it under the "depression" tag and send you eating and weight management counselling services away with antidepressants and sedatives to temporarily mask your symptoms. You may be lucky and get access to a psychologist now and again too!
Care for your MENTAL HEALTH
Living a happy, healthy life requires maintaining your mental health. But sadly, millions of people suffer from mental illnesses that make them feel helpless, alone, and without hope. To deal with their mental illnesses and numb this suffering, many turn to drugs and alcohol.
We drove up the snowy, winding road towards the cozy A-frame cabin. I was a little chilly and wishing the fireplace would already be ablaze with a welcoming fire and maybe some of my favorite cookies and hot chocolate on the table as if someone besides the Airbnb host knew when I was coming and had this special moment planned.
Introduction to Reflective Works
For those who have already found my writing and have enjoyed it, or those in the future who come across these pieces, I would like to begin with an explanation.
Practicing Mindfulness to Prevent Drug Addiction Relapses
Most addicts face relapse issues while they are under treatment. Practicing mindfulness is one among numerous methods used to tackle relapse in addicts. We have the best drug rehabilitation centre in Pune.
Female Podcast Listeners Increase; Top Three New Podcasts For 2022; Spatial Audio
A Report on Women podcast listeners In an excellent report by PodNews on the December 1 edition, the esteemed podcast publication updated research on women podcast listeners.
Living With Someone Who Suffers From Schizophrenia
This mental disorder can impact your loved one’s ability to care for themselves properly or carry out their daily responsibilities as they once did. With proper self-care in place, however, you can both manage the symptoms of schizophrenia and improve your overall quality of life – which we’ll discuss later on in this guide. Here are some other things you should know about living with someone who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
14 Steps to Overcoming Traumatic Events
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