Comprehensive guide to beat anxiety and phobia

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Most of, if not all, have probably experienced anxiety, and perhaps even a phobia at some point in our lives.

It is a common problem that’s negatively impacting many people’s life. And that’s exactly why I created this comprehensive guide to beat anxiety and phobia, so you can live your life optimally.

Why is it that we experience these negative emotions? Where do those feelings originate from, and do they have any utility at all? Let’s find out.

Ultimate guide to improve your health

Being healthy covers many aspects such as being physical active, sleeping well, eating clean, and watching our weight among many other things.

Luckily, there’s much we can do to improve our personal wellbeing. Let’s find out how to improve our health.

Comprehensive guide to beat depression

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Depression is often called the “silent killer.” And for good reason.

It is a terrible disease that often goes unnoticed by other people. Hence, it’s name.

You feel bad all the time, have no motivation to do anything. No goals, no desire to get out of bed, constantly ruminating, and your mind constantly filled with dark and negative thoughts.

That’s why we need a comprehensive guide that can teach us how to beat depression by treating the multiple facets that it impacts at the same time. Both physically and mentally.

My experience with depression

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Depression, also known by some as the silent killer, and for good reasons.

Little did I know I was going to find out firsthand why this disease was called this way.

Because early on in my life, before the age of 16, everything was perfect. I did well in school, had loving parents, and in general, a caring family. I had a lot of friends at school, and excelled at sports.

Things were easy back then. The only ounce of responsibility I had was making sure I passed school.

But around the age of sweet 16, things started to take an unfortunate turn for the worse. Let me explain why.

If there is no struggle there is no progress explained

The quote, “if there is no struggle there is no progress” written on a tombstone. Quote by Frederick Douglas.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress means that difficulties and challenging times are necessary if we wish to develop ourselves because they motivate, and force us to improve.

That’s because hardships are uncomfortable and anxiety provoking. These are sensations that we wish to avoid by actively bettering ourselves to the point where we can deal with these situations more effectively.

Here’s why there is no progress if there is no struggle:

— Struggle means we have to progress to deal with the situation.
— Provides ample opportunities to learn.
— We learn more from difficult circumstances than easy times.
— We gain valuable new insights.
— Struggle allows us to figure out what doesn’t work.
— We have to think critically and self reflect to solve the issue.

Why do we control our own fate or destiny?

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I believe that we control our own fate and destiny. Up until a certain point that is.

While I do think that we can influence a lot more in our lives than most of us realize, all of us are still limited by the natural limitations placed upon us from birth by our genes.

For instance, someone with an average IQ is unlikely to become a Nobel Prize winner, just like someone who’s very short will probably never play at the highest level of basketball.

Still, that doesn’t mean that the average Joe can’t do a lot of good in the world, and improve their knowledge, nor that the shorter people can’t become proficient at basketball by honing their skills.

It simply means that a portion of our existence is predetermined by factors we can’t control. Not to mention that chance plays a role as well in the form of fortune and bad luck.

Why failure is the stepping stone to success

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Most people view failure as something they can’t possibly live down, and as something so negative that they should avoid it at all cost.

Yet, failure is the stepping stone to success since it motivates us to learn new things, allows us to figure out what doesn’t work, and because it teaches us to evolve to deal with these difficulties.

Here’s why:

— Motivates us to learn.
— By figuring out what doesn’t work.
— Develops essential skills such as discipline, perseverance, and working hard.
— It’s a natural part of life.
— It takes pressure to build a diamond.

Depression and Self-Compassion: Cultivating Kindness and Understanding

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In today’s fast-paced world, the shadow of depression looms larger than ever, affecting millions of lives globally. This silent battle, often hidden behind smiles, calls for a deeper understanding and a powerful ally: self-compassion.

As we journey through this article, we’ll uncover the profound relationship between depression and self-compassion, unveiling the transformative potential of self-kindness and understanding.

Why pressure makes diamonds

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People are hardwired to take the easy way out, and to prevent challenging situations from occurring because they cost a lot of energy while inducing feelings of anxiety.

Yet, that isn’t always beneficial. It can even be incredibly detrimental to our personal growth. Pressure makes diamonds, which means that difficult times and stress will teach us many lessons, and force us to improve to deal with these hardships.

Here’s why:

— It leads to growth
— It motivates us to improve
— We learn the most from difficult times
— We learn more from failure and mistakes
— Easy times don’t lead to growth

Why you should never argue with a fool

Everyone knows someone that’s impossible to deal with in an argument. Not because they’re particularly good at debating, but rather because they’re so absurd that there’s simply nothing to gain from the conversation.

You should never argue with fools since they’re incapable of rational thought, applying common sense, and because they’re downright ignorant at times.

Here are all the other possible reasons:

Why we’re living in a brainwashed society

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I like to start off by saying that everyone is brainwashed to some degree in my opinion.

Even the most intelligent and rational of us are still somewhat indoctrinated and irrational. Whether we’re conscious of that uncomfortable fact, or not.

Yet, it’s happening all around us. The government, the media, business owners, and even our own peers we consider friends are part of the problem at times. I say sometimes, because I’m generalizing, and not everything that the government, the media, and other outlets tell us, is wrong, or poor advice.

Critical issues in today’s society

Even though our current generation is generally better off than ever before, there are some problems in today’s society that should be addressed if we want to prevent these things from wreaking havoc down the road.

Furthermore, persistent betterment is essential if we wish to continue flourishing in the future.

These are just some examples of the issues in today’s society:

— Being misled by authorities and media.
— Poor role models.
— Being overly sensitive.
— Too concentrated on material wealth.
— Too easy to spread false information.

How to use fear as motivation

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— Fear can be a powerful short-term motivator.

— It can make us change our behavior for the better.

— Dread is not a healthy long-term incentive.

— Being slightly frightened can increase productivity.

— Being too scared decreases productivity.

Why luck favors the brave

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— Courageous people are less afraid to take risks.

— Bigger risks typically lead to larger payoffs.

— Brave individuals push their limits.

— Bold folks take opportunities that get presented to them.