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Ms. Rachna Mishra - Psychologist, Delhi

Ms. Rachna Mishra

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M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy

Psychologist, Delhi

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PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy - IGNOU - 2016
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I am facing depression feeling of loneliness suffocation irritation since a long time. I thought when I will move out of my house I will feel better. So I shifted to gurgaon recently for studies. But the situation has become worse. I feel afraid of speaking (though I was a very bubbly girl before) I couldn't make friends. I keep crying silently. I feel lonely bored frustrated n everything worse possible. I am not able to feel happy in any situation. Can you help me?

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
I am facing depression feeling of loneliness suffocation irritation since a long time. I thought when I will move out...
Hie lybrate-user I certainly hope you can visit your parents often. This is a huge transition, standing on your own, supporting yourself. First off congratulations. It is a fast change no matter how slowly its done. Just such a big change. Just hold tight, let those feelings settle in gently and slowly. Don't rush to fix anything, it will all come naturally. A little boredom and loneliness is what is needed right now. You will slowly find yourself drawn to friends and activities when the tine is right. Don't forget the telephone, parents want to hear from you and maybe some old friends. You said you feel jealous of those with losts of free time, well I'm retired and not jealous of those with lots of free time. I'm much too busy with friends and hobbies. Take some time for yourself, be alone, find out who you are and what you are like. You have been so busy growing up and getting a job you probably really have not had time to really get acquainted with yourself. I'm totally serious! Now you did ask me for a reason - right! I'm a meditator. Meditation, just 20 minutes twice daily is just the right amount to allow a busy active life. And that is a GOAL. Exactly, you are missing this simple thing in your life. But here is the thing, having a goal in your life does not give you happiness. Not at all. Probably you had number of goals right at this point of time. The happiness becomes a part of your life when you actually start trying to pursue a goal. Pursuing a goal will give you equal amounts of pain and an equal amounts of happiness. The more the pain you endure during your journey, the more you gonna be HAPPY. And the more worth while this life will look. For example tell me what will give you more happiness when you are offered Pizza for dinner in the following scenarios. You have your routine breakfast, lunch, supper. You are completely full at the time of dinner You have not eaten anything the whole day. If you did not chose 3, then you are trolling me. The 2nd most important thing is your DREAM. You have some dream in your mind. You definitely do. I am quite sure about that. Everyone has one. What are you going to do now is to dream the most extravagant dream. Like you want to be the best rapper, the richest person, the most ripped guy, a dating guru anything. It can be all of them as well. Now start making small goals to achieve this bigger goal. Make a strategy, be completely selfish, make a master plan, don't listen to anybody, don't compromise your dream in any way. Start achieving those small goals and put your heart and life to it. You are going to do only this single task for your whole life. This should be your mindset. Do this.
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No one is there to help me feeling stressfully of mind. I don't know what to do I am not in my control.

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
No one is there to help me feeling stressfully of mind. I don't know what to do I am not in my control.
Stress is a hidden enemy with a constant capacity to wrack havoc on your body and mind. Its actions are insidious, slow but powerful. The consequences can be debilitating on your physical and mental wellbeing. This is even more relevant today, in our extremely complex civilized society where stress triggers are automated by our rushed living. After more then 10 years battling the consequences of extreme stress and testing numerous techniques I can give you 21 ways to manage stress. Just be disciplined about it and apply them constantly. You will be amazed by the results. 1. Go to sleep early and get up early. This is a powerful routine that will manage your stress hormones and give you a fresh start every day. 2. Start a morning routine. Dedicate just 20 minutes every morning to yourself, to clear your mind and thoughts and prepare for the journey ahead. My routine consists of 10 minutes meditation, a cocktail of green and black tea follow by a green shake, and writing a few thoughts in my journal 3. Improve your diet. This is essential. Eat better, whole foods at regular intervals throughout the day; eat slowly, chew your food and don’t drink your calories. 4. Drink plenty of water every day, throughout the day. You should aim for at least 2 liters. 5. Stay away from coffee and smoking. Those habits will interfere with your adrenaline and cortisol levels, increasing stress and anxiety. 6. Improve your sleep. You want to improve not just your sleep quantity but your sleep quality also. Make sure your bedroom has the right temperature for sleep, the air is clean and that you keep your phone and laptop in another room. 7. Make time to relax throughout the day. Consciously relax every morning through prayer and meditation. Also take a break in the afternoon and find at least half an hour of private time in the evening just to relax. 8. Breathe! Incorrect breathing patterns interfere with your O2-CO2 balance and can trigger stress response, anxiety and panic attacks. Try to breathe through your abdomen, not your chest, and train yourself to slowly breathe in and extend your exhalations. Avoid hyperventilation 9. Reduce your sitting time. If you have a desk job, mindfully remind yourself to stand up and walk for at least five minutes every hour. 10. Go for a walk. Walking for 15 minutes daily, preferably in a park has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood and increase stamina. 11. Try a technology detox every week. Prolonged smartphone using has been linked to increased stress so try to have a technology fast. Pick a day of the week and just don’t use your phone or tablet. The world won’t stop and you will feel better the next day 12. Drink a morning vitamin shake. I use almond milk, yoghurt, green powder, banana, vegan protein, flaxseeds and chia seeds 13. Find a hobby and stick to it. I used art which kept me busy in a meaningful and distressful way 14. Smile more and find reasons to be optimistic. Every day when I write in my journal or my to do list I star by drawing a smiley face. That is how I program my brain for a optimistic view of things 15. Manage rumination and mind chatter. Try to stop inner mind dialogues and meaningless mind chatter 16. Practice mindfulness. I do it when eating, when walking, when breathing 17. Exercise more. Working out has been linked by numerous studies to improved mood, happiness and less stress. Take up an exercise routine, run, join a gym or just walk every day 18. Try an evening ritual. Mine consist of taking a bath while listening to relaxing music. Simple yet effective 19. Read more and watch TV less. This will unwind your racing mind and automatically calm your body 20. Make social life a habit. This will reduce cortisol levels to a healthy dose and improve your mood while spending a quality time with friends 21. Snack on healthy food. No ice cream or cake but instead try a handful of nuts, a yogurt or an apple. Thank you All the best.
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Can anxiety disorder be treated with proper medication? Does the medication has to be taken life long?

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Can anxiety disorder be treated with proper medication?
Does the medication has to be taken life long?
Hie lybrate-user Yes anxiety can be treated with medications. But if possible instead of medications try using some natural ways if didn't worked then go for medicine. When combined, a series of lifestyle adjustments can prove to be very effective in alleviating anxiety and depression. Although medication is often the go to bandaid for anxiety and depression, it is not a long term solution and simply masks the message that is trying to be received. Don’t get me wrong, there will be many people who will benefit from Meds but they are best used as a bridge to a series of lifestyle adjustments and interventions. Anxiety and depression are multidimensional. Many factors play a role in influencing their severity, pathology and frequency. Because they are multidimensional, they needs to be looked at from several angles. When most angles are accounted for through lifestyle change, a cumulative benefit can be experienced. Anxiety and depression can be addressed with biochemistry in mind: What foods you eat vs the foods you don’t eat Certain foods amplify anxiety and depression whilst others pacify it. Some of the big players in amplifying are: Refined Sugar Caffeine Alcohol Cigarrettes Trans Fat Hydrogenated oils Most nutrient dense whole foods help to pacify Anxiety and depression. Nutrients (B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium + Amino acids mainly) are the building blocks for brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters. The more raw materials there are, the more quality neurotransmitters are available for the brain to communicate properly. Anxiety is felt when the brain has a communication breakdown. Balanced brain chemistry is a result of a nutrient rich diet: Fatty Fish + Omega - 3 oils - helps brain build receptors to accept neurotransmitters Quality meats - Chicken, beef…. For B12 + amino acids Grains - some people who are gluten and starch sensitive may experience anxiety from eating grains - in this case go Paleo/ketogenic. Leafy greens - abundant phytonutrients, magnesium +Vitamin C Legumes Coconut oil, grass fed butter, avocado, nuts + seeds - these fats especially are brain fats. Like the omega 3 DHA, they help to build receptor sites where NTM’s like serotonin bind. Saturated fat is not your enemy here. Probiotics for healthy gut flora. Healthy flora ensure that all the nutrients from our food are properly extracted and assimilated. Anxiety is also inflammatory - look to consume antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory foods. Biochemistry can affect our emotional states Exercise We all know how beneficial exercise is, but what about for anxiety and depression specifically? What type of exercise is best? Yoga Bending yourself into a pretzel may not be everyones cup of tea but it certainly shows promise in providing a peaceful and calming wake to its practice. A lot of tension is held in the musculature of the body and has accumulated over - time. Releasing this tension can bring release to the body. By releasing the body, the mind is also released. Much of the tension from the body has been passed on from the mind. When the body is allowed to release so is the mind. Yoga has shown to be effective in treating mental health by reducing cortisol - one of the bodies primary stress hormones and elevating serotonin levels, both long - term and short term. Serotonin is a big player in the anxiety and depression matrix. Low levels expose us to anxiety and depression it and high levels defend us. Aerobic +Anaerobic exercise Simply running, sprinting, dropping for some press-ups can provide you with a hit of endorphins. As little as 10 minutes of exercise is enough to get your hit. Endorphins make you feel good. Staying topped up with endorphins means that your resilience to stress will be greater and your brain chemistry conducive to a more calm and centred state of mind. The sense of achievement and boosted self - esteem makes exercise a great method to deal with anxiety and lift your spirits. Look to exercise outdoors as immersion of oneself within nature is calming and connects you to the peace and harmony around you. Exercise for mental health Breathing Deep, diaphragmatic breaths help to activate the branch of the autonomic nervous system which corresponds to rest and relaxation. Due to the nature of everyday life many people live under the activation of the sympathetic nervous system. This branch of the ANS causes the flight or fight response which signals DANGER. Often our threats are psychological and we cannot outrun that which does not exist, so anxiety persists. Breathing deeply can help to bring you back to a calm centre. Try ujjayi Breath Ensure sufficient human contact Being socially isolated doesn't just cause anxiety but affects your health at a cellular level. Humans are social beings who need connection to stay sane. Make sure you have regular human contact, tell people how you feel, express gratitude and enjoy every moment with friends and family. A sense of community is a powerful way to stay on top of anxiety and stay connected. CBT Cognitive behavioural therapy is an effective anxiety management tool. It reframes the way that anxiety affects you through examining your thoughts (cognitions). An example of one tool is the school bus analogy. You have many voices going through your head day to day, doubting voices, adventurous voices, angry voices…… picture all these voices as people on a school bus. Your true voice is driving most of the time and you want to keep it that way, but sometimes an anxious voice can take the wheel and hijack the direction of the bus. Stop here and remember which voice is meant to drive the bus - Your authentic voice shines through, the driver is in control, not the punk kid who has stolen the wheel. Mindset In order to really address anxiety and depression we need to get to the root of why we are experiencing them. What are they in relation to? What are the triggers? Is there something wired into your belief system which is causing them? Sometimes a job, relationship or general lifestyle as a whole brings about anxiety and depression. Sometimes, something as simple as checking social media less and cutting down on news updates can be beneficial. It will be different for everyone - tune into Your anxiety and depression and listen to what it is telling you and in response to what. The suggestions above are all ways of dealing with anxiety and depression, but what about moving past them? Many people say that in order to move past anxiety, it needs to be accepted. Instead of resisting it, we can accept it as part of who we are. Moments of serious introspection can give insight on how to move past anxiety and the blues - Yoga, meditation and the use of psychedelics can provide pure moments which point to a direction of how to move past your anxiety and banish the blues. Everyone experiences anxiety and some sort of depression, some more than others but building resilience to anxiety through the steps above can give you strength. When you have strength, you can look at why it is happening, how you move past anxiety and accepting it as part of you. When we stop resisting and start accepting, things get a lot easier.
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I am suffering from stress and fever last night please suggest what precaution can I do?

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from stress and fever last night please suggest what precaution can I do?
Hi. CHANGE YOUR SHOES! Yes, You heard it right-Wear good quality shoes. For everyday work, one need to get out and walk/go to job/school etc. My job involves a lot of travel from one department to another department during 9 working hours. SITUATION BEFORE… Earlier when I reached home after office, I had this immense pain in my feet due to poor quality and tight shoes (my shoe size is 10!) and that caused stress and I had to take power nap to charge myself. So my after office hours used to be like- Turn on the AC, get some sleep, suddenly you woke up and its time for dinner, after that you think of watching Trending on Youtube or some movie and suddenly your eyes get sore and you feel asleep. SITUATION NOW… Due to huge foot size (10), I have always faced this diffculty in finding the right and comfortable shoes due to which earlier I used to comprise the comfort over cost. Lucky me, I finally find the right shoes that perfectly suits my comfort level. Reebok Twistform 3.0 I had this thought once when I was buying-”Damn, they are too expensive” But then I thought from now I don’t want to comprise my health. Remember, Health is Wealth. Some might question how uncomfortable shoes lead to stress- they can refer this “Foot Reflexology Chart”. It clearly indicates-If you are feeling pain/ strain/stress in your body then the relative points of your feet must be in STRESS! for fever you can consult general physician and for stress just try these natural ways. Thank You All The Best.
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I suffering from stress. After 14 day there was my exam and I am vary stress for that. Suggest some medicine to control that.

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Hie lybrate-user. Here are some tips to help students reduce their exam stress levels and ensure maximum efficiency before, during and straight after an examination. Before the exam Here are some basic pre-exam tips to help you minimise stress and maximise effective study. 1. Don't cram Studying the night before an exam causes the level of stress in the body to increase. Unfortunately, this stress doesn't decrease when you go to sleep. The best way to reduce anxiety is by taking the night before an exam off to relax: watch TV, talk to a friend, read a novel. If you're one of those people who become anxious because of not studying the night before an exam, then simply review the main points of your subject earlier in the day and leave the night free for other things. Note that it is assumed that you have already done some study leading up to the night before your exam. 2. Avoid stressful people Stress is contagious, so resist the urge to have a study session with your apprehensive friends before an exam, especially if they're complaining about all the work they have left to do and pulling their hair out. Their stress will only add to your stress and make you doubt yourself, even if you know that you will be fine. 3. Eat well Good nutrition is a leading factor in a student's academic achievement. A well-balanced diet can help transform a nutritionally imbalanced student into a healthy and dynamic one. And of course, having breakfast before an exam is a must for a student who wants to focus and be most efficient during their exam. 4. Watch your caffeine intake Nothing drives up your stress level faster than not being able to fall asleep the night before an exam, so avoid beverages like coffee, or high energy drinks like V or Mother unless they are decaffeinated. 5. Avoid hangovers Do your best to avoid alcohol the night before your exam because a bad hangover is the very worst thing to be suffering from in an exam room. 6. Prepare to be prepared Before going to bed the night before an exam, make sure to collect together everything that you will need for the exam - this could include: Pens Sharpened pencils Ruler Eraser Calculator Your lucky shirt Water bottle Tissues A watch Double (and even triple) check the time of your exam, location and seat number. Allow plenty of time for problems like lack of fuel and traffic on the way, making sure to arrive with time to spare so that you go into your exam calmly rather than in a frantic rush sweating. 7. Zzzz Staying up all night before an exam is the worst thing one can do. You reach a point where your productivity eventually declines, so sleeping is a must to have a refreshed mind the next morning. Regular sleep is the best ways to control exam stress. Students who follow a regular sleeping pattern have been shown to perform much better than students who stay up late. Also, don't forget to set your alarm clock the night before! During the exam Okay, so you've done everything you can to get prepared in the lead-up to your exam. But how do you avoid stress on the day of the exam itself? 8. Focus As you work on your exam, focus only on the exam and not on what other students are doing. There will always be students in the same exam room as you whose aim is to annoy and distract others and not to concentrate on the exam they barely started. If you are the kind of student who taps their pencils, clicks their pens or makes sounds with their mouths due to exam anxiety, be considerate as it may be really distracting to others. Don't do to others what you wouldn't want to be done to yourself. 9. Start strategically Begin your exam by skimming through the questions quickly and note down any initial thoughts or related memorised facts beside each question. You don't always have to start at the beginning if you know another question better. Start with the questions you know best. This will boost your confidence and get you off to a good start. Don't forget to spend more time on heavier weighted questions. After the exam Finally, it's over! You've worked hard and done your best and now it's time to put the exam out of your mind entirely. Remember - the things that you do after an exam are just as important for dealing with stress as the things you do before and during. 10. Spoil yourself Reward yourself as soon as the exam is over. If you do not have any other commitments, go out and do something like seeing a movie with a friend. If you have other exams to study for, it's better to postpone for a larger treat. Nevertheless, thirty minutes for a coffee with a friend or a quick swim in the pool will definitely give you the boost needed for the next exam. Good luck! So there you have it. Some basic ways that you can make exam time a little bit easier. These reliable and personally road-tested tips are essential for any student wanting to cope with exam stress and ensure exam success. Good luck!
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I am suffering from stress due to family problems. I am very sensitive became puzzle in in small problem please help.

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from stress due to family problems. I am very sensitive became puzzle in in small problem please help.
Hello Lybrate user. Here are 5 ideas that can help you do that. Stress release idea #1. Challenge your body so your brain can step aside. Doing physical exercise, even if it is targeted and short, can do wonders for your brain. It improves your cognitive performance, problem solving ability, and even boosts long-term memory. But even better than that: a physical challenge will turn your mind to simple things such as figuring out how to breathe correctly and how to move your body so you can get from point A to point B. Where to begin? Start with a mini-workout: a morning yoga routine, beginner boot camp session, or a brisk 20-minute walk or run run through your neighborhood. Stress release idea #2. Train your brain to be more calm and quiet. First, take a few minutes out of the day—maybe after you’ve finished a particularly tough cognitive task or experienced a stressful conversation at work—to close your eyes and calm down. Inhale and exhale deeply for 10 counts. It’s a good way to center the mind and shut off the noise. Another idea is to meditate for 10 minutes each day. It doesn't require a lot of time, and it can help you deal better with all those random thoughts that occupy you throughout the day and contribute to your feeling stressed, rushed, and overwhelmed. Try the Headspace app that makes meditation easy and even fun, particularly if you’re a beginner and would benefit from a little guidance. Stress release idea #3. Help your brain cope better with music. Music is an effective tool to combat stress, if you know how to use it right. It can improve your mood—upbeat music gets you energized and helps you feel more motivated to get things done, while chillout music helps lower blood pressure. It also affects brain chemistry by increasing levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers and is responsible for feelings of euphoria; it also stimulates the hormone oxytocin, which helps us bond with one another and build trust. No need to prep much—just create a playlist of your favorite beats on your phone and put those headphones on. Stress release idea #4. Read more books. Why read? This simple practice can lower blood pressure, stabilize breathing, boost endorphins, stimulate the imagination, build your critical thinking skills, and even provide ideas on how you could respond differently to what is happening in your life. Start with a simple library membership at your local library; it’s free, practical, and has endless resources and opportunities to discover new books. Then set aside one hour every evening for your reading ritual: turn off the TV, get away from the computer, make a cup of hot chocolate or tea, pick some relaxing music to listen to, get a few comfortable pillows and a blanket. For book ideas, use the Goodreads app to find topics that interest you, find recommendations, and track your reading progress. Stress release idea #5. Get enough sleep. It’s not unusual that this is the one area of our life where we cut corners, opting to stay awake longer to study or work, all in hopes that this lifestyle will yield better results. In the short term (staying up all night every once in a while) that may work. But overall, chronic sleep deprivation can be a strain on your nerves, can reduce your cognitive abilities, impact your concentration, and even reduce your IQ. That’s a scary thought! How much sleep is enough? That depends on several factors. To ensure you get into the habit of sleeping at the right time, train your brain to wind down each evening by setting a bedtime alarm on your phone about 30 minutes before you need to go to bed, and by following a simple nighttime routine to help you unwind more easily and comfortably. I think your ability to relieve stress is how you individually consume and expel stress. So, for an entrepreneur stress will be highly different then an ER doctor. Although stress still has the same inherent side effects, how each of these individual manages it will be very different. Here are just a few of my suggestion on how to manage / relieve stress that have worked well for me. Get a support group By having a support group you'll be able to process your thoughts externally. It's fine to think inside your head, but once you verbalize it the vibrations will hit your subconscious and redirect your irrational thoughts. You will also receive valuable advice from your support group. Don't sit, get up I've talked about this before but sitting slouched, hovered over your keyboard will only make things worse. Get up and move. I like to reach to the sky and then go straight into a standing hamstring stretch. It loosens you up and gets blood flowing. Use a Stability ball A stability ball won't be the "thing" that makes you stress free, but it'll help support proper posture. Proper posture makes you more confident, less tired and less irritable. This doesn't manage your stress but it'll help ward it off before it arrives. Take deep breaths By focusing on breaths, you'll briefly forget the worries that are troubling you. Take 15 deep breaths. As you inhale your diaphragm should expand and as you exhale it should contract. Focus only on your breath. By taking these focused deep breaths, more oxygen will reach your vital organs. Nothing like a little brain boost when stressed. Get some rays Have you ever gone to the beach or laid by the pool and felt completely relaxed? The sun has a natural calming effect but the added benefits are just being outdoors and getting fresh air. Mother nature is the "pill" to cure your worries. Office decor Buy yourself a couple of office plants. By having them in your office they'll help filter and regulate your office atmosphere. And it doesn't hurt visually, especially if you're in a cubicle. Workout when you get home Going home and working out is the best way to loosen up and clear the mind. After you'll feel more relaxed and rational. Tip - Bring a paper and pen incase any thoughts flood your mind. You want to get them out of your head and on paper. This way you can refer back and focus on you and your workout, that's it. Clear your mind Easier said than done I know, but clearing your mind has a powerful effect. It declutters your thoughts and grounds you. Your mind races all day long. Slow it down and think about nothing. Get good at meditating each and every day. Go to bed early What? There is no way you can get to bed early. Spare me. Yes, you can. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50-70 million adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. The effects are HUGE. By reducing your sleep by as much as 30 minutes one night it can cut your day time alertness by 32%. Getting more sleep will not only energize you, it'll also significantly reduce your stress levels. Eat well in the morning By eating a healthy, well-balanced breakfast you're preparing your body for the full day ahead. Getting these essential nutrients first thing in the morning are key to warding off environmental and office stressors. Focus on quality protein and fat, with a side of berries. Sincerely, use these natural tips and if it doesn't work then go for face to face counselling Thank You All The Best.
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Each and every time I feel very depressed. Just feel to finish everything. Just get died. But I can not. What should I do.

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Each and every time I feel very depressed. Just feel to finish everything. Just get died. But I can not. What should ...
Hello lybrate-user. I have always wondered about this question: What is it that makes me happy? Is it good times spent with friends? Is it performance at work? Is it self awareness? What is it? I created a simple mind map, and started splitting a few things randomly, then I structured them a little, and created a framework. Belief, performance, measurement, results, anticipation, anxiety, happiness Here is how things happen: You always have a rough belief system in your mind. Your beliefs can be weak, or strong. Sometimes very strong. You might believe in yourself, or in things told by others, or you might believe in someone else. Same way, you can have acquired skills, and you can split your skills as ~ what you can do, vs what you are expected to do. I am only giving you a framework. You can always choose to write down whatever you like on a paper just like this. The framework is, that everything in our lives can be split into three ways: What you think, believe, have, can get, etc. What others think, believe, have, can get about you or themselves. What the reality is or where it can go in time if efforts are put towards improvements. Also note, that everything affects everything else. For example, the more skills you have, the stronger your beliefs in something can be. The stronger your beliefs are, the more others might believe in you. The more others believe in you, the more they can help you out. The more they help you, the better your results can look and so on. Each and everything that affects one another can take a positive or a negative trend over time. When we put efforts onto something, you get some results. Again, everything is affected: [Beliefs, attitudes, results, skills, results…] everything! Here is what happiness is: Happiness is simply an inverse of a summation of all the deltas you can put together. Lets think about it with a few examples (they are made up, but I have felt and experienced them): When I did something great, I wasn’t expecting a prize, but my boss gave me one: I got happy! When I did something great, but no one thanked me. I felt tiredness and depression. When I believed in something that was true, but others didn’t it made me anxious. Then I put more efforts to show others what I believed in and why. They saw a clearer picture and got convinced - I got happy. When my boss asked me to do a task, and I could not do it the way he expected - he got angry, and I got depressed. When my boss asked me to train someone. I trained them exceeding expectations - they got happy, my boss got happy, so I got happy! This extends to personal life, not just professional life: I made a sandwich for my friend. He was not even expecting one. He got happy, so I got happy. My friend invited me to his party, but I got late. He got anxious, so I got anxious. I wasn’t anticipating my friends to visit, but they visited me during vacations - they got happy, I got happy. Now! What must you do? Put well defined efforts that reduce some delta somewhere: Usually the efforts would have to change something. The change could very well be within you. In fact, if you think deeply, the change is within you. It is in your thoughts, attitudes, beliefs, actions. Examples: Increase your skills so that you can achieve what you believe in and what others believe in. Put efforts towards extending gestures that others expect out of you. Make them feel good. Make them believe in you. Make a reality check constantly to figure out where you stand vs where others think you stand. Learn how to convince others so that they believe in you. Learn to lead others to a common cause. Help others reduce their deltas. They are happier - you are happier. Hope the best from others, but don’t make expectations. Give your best to others, and constantly try to exceed expectations. When you repeat such experiences too many times, you might know what you have to never be anxious, never stressed out, and always be happy. Here are 15 steps I recommend you to do (worked for me): Do sports (at home, if you feel more confortable) but 3x 30 min/week. Desensitize yourself (little by little) by exposing you to some situation that make you uncomfortable/anxious. Start going out of your comfort zone at home: take cold showers. Do it. Eat more greens, oilseeds, fresh fruits and food rich in magnesium such as: raw spinach, fish, beans, lentils, avocados, brown rice, bananas, figs and chocolate. Do a cure of prebiotic and probiotic. Brain and gut are linked. If you have a pet, cuddle with it more often and take care of it. It will make you shift your focus to something else. Try to catch the sun everyday for 10 mins. Check your levels of vit D and B12 (adjust with supplements if needed). Learn how to breathe and cardiac coherence. Yoga, you can find plenty of stuff online. Mindfulness meditation, it’s not hard, stick to it. If you feel anxiety, let it come, don’t fight against it. Take deep breath (inhale for 6 seconds, hold for 2, exhale for 6. Do it again). Instead of reacting with resistance and fear to the sensations, you are going to respond with curiosity and excitement. Sleep enough (7 to 9 hours/night). The earlier you wake up, the better. Quit smoking and avoid drinking alcohol. Smile. Smiling, even for nothing, tricks the mind and releases happy hormones. Thank You All The Best.
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I feel so mch stressed. Whenever someone hurts me it comes in my mind again and again.

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
I feel so mch stressed. Whenever someone hurts me it comes in my mind again and again.
Hie lybrate-user. 1. Burn it off. Go for a run 2. Sing. Doesn't matter if you have a bad voice, sing. After a couple of songs, you will feel good. 3. Eat ice-cream. That "when stressed, eat desserts" funda actually works. I kid you not. 4. Take a breather. Deep breathing is a great stress buster. 5. Have some water. 6. Take a cushion or pillow and scream into it. I'm guilty of doing it but it has worked. Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day. Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for several years now and we both believe his experience could be useful for other capable, driven individuals. At one time, no level of success seemed enough for Bill. He learned at West Point that the way to solve problems was to persevere through any pain. But this approach didn’t seem to work with reducing his stress. When he finished his second marathon a few minutes slower than his goal, he felt he had failed. So to make things “right” he ran another marathon just five weeks later. His body rejected this idea, and he finished an hour slower than before. Finally, his wife convinced him to figure out what was really driving his stress. He spent the next several years searching for ways to find more joy in the journey. In the process he found five tools. Each was ordinary enough, but together they proved life-changing and enabled his later success as an Apple executive. Breathing. He started small by taking three deep breaths each time he sat down at his desk. He found it helped him relax. After three breaths became a habit, he expanded to a few minutes a day. He found he was more patient, calmer, more in the moment. Now he does 30 minutes a day. It restores his perspective while enabling him to take a fresh look at a question or problem and come up with new solutions. Deep breathing exercises have been part of yoga practices for thousands of years, but recent research done at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital document the positive impact deep breathing has on your body’s ability to deal with stress. Meditating. When Bill first heard about meditation, he figured it was for hippies. But he was surprised to find meditators he recognized: Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Marc Benioff, and Russell Simmons among them. Encouraged, he started with a minute a day. His meditation consisted of “body scanning” which involved focusing his mind and energy on each section of the body from head to toe. Recent research at Harvard has shown meditating for as little as 8 weeks can actually increase the grey matter in the parts of the brain responsible for emotional regulation and learning. In other words, the meditators had increased their emotional control and brain power! Listening. Bill found if he concentrated on listening to other people the way he focused when he meditated his interaction immediately became richer. The other person could feel he was listening, almost physically. And when they knew he was listening they formed a bond with him faster. Life almost immediately felt richer and more meaningful. As professor Graham Bodie has empirically noted, listening is the quintessential positive interpersonal communication behavior. Questioning. This tool isn’t about asking other people questions, it’s about questioning the thoughts your mind creates. Just because your mind creates a thought doesn’t make it true. Bill got in the habit of asking himself “Is that thought true?” And if he wasn’t absolutely certain it was, he just let it go. He said: “Thank your mind for coming up with the thought and move on. I found this liberating because it gave me an outlet for negative thoughts, a relief valve I didn’t have before.” The technique of questioning your thoughts has been popularized by Byron Katie who advocates what she calls “the great undoing.” Her experience and research show there is power in acknowledging rather than repressing negative thoughts. Instead of trying to ignore something we believe to be true, questioning allows us to see our thoughts “face to face” and to discredit them because they are untrue. Purpose. Bill committed to living with purpose. Not so much a Life’s Purpose — it was easier than that. He committed to purposefully doing whatever he was doing. To be doing it and only it. If he decided to watch TV he really watched it. If he was having a meal he took the time to enjoy the meal. There is research to support Bill’s experience. In “A Pace Not Dictated by Electrons: An Empirical Study of Work Without Email” Gloria Mark and Armand Cardello cite evidence to suggest knowledge workers check email as much as 36 times an hour. The result is increased stress. Giving each activity your undivided attention ensures you’re in the moment and fully living that experience. An important key for Bill in all of this was starting small—very small. It’s important because you can’t take on stress in a stressful way. Often we try to bring about change through sheer effort and we put all of our energy into a new initiative. But you can’t beat stress using the same techniques that created the stress in the first place. Instead, the key is to do less than you feel you want to. If you feel like breathing for two minutes, do it for just one minute. If you are up for a day of really listening to people deeply, do it for the next meeting only. Leave yourself eager to try it again. What you want is to develop a sustainable habit: a stress-free approach to reducing your stress. Thank You All The Best.
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Sir my age is 18 I have some mentally difficulty such as I feel some thoughts going on my mind I can not handle or stop it or when I thinking some thoughts goes on my mind. Sometimes thought of suicide also comes, I feel my body is out of my control, I can't focus my concentration also go low, I can not enjoy or feel happiness no emotion. I can't remember thing. I find difficulty in speaking but there are no problem with my body. I feel lack of confidence or self-esteem. Most of the time I spent at my house I can't go outside of my house or I found difficulty to meet people this routine of almost 4 year. Please help me to get ride of it.

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user. The internet can be a scary place to work on overcoming shyness. You tend to spend a lot of time reading horrible advice from people who haven’t actually dealt with shyness or social anxiety at all. This means a lot of “just get over it” and having your situation compared to somebody else’s. Shyness doesn’t work that way. The “just get over it” mentality massive compounds the issue (training the lower levels of your brain that you actually SHOULD be shy) and timeframes for dealing with shyness vary pretty widely. I speak from experience here. I spent years wasting away my life watching people around me have a social and dating life. I regret how long it took me to improve things for myself but when I eventually did it was because I learned from someone who actually knew what they were talking about. I won’t tell you how to live your life just don’t do what I did and waste years away alone. Sing your thoughts. Try singing your thoughts to the alphabet song or to Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Your thoughts will certainty sound absurd this way, which is the whole point. It takes a little practice to get the hang of defusion techniques, so do not give up. Many of my clients use them, and each person develops their personal favorites. Ive tried all of the above except for saying my thoughts in a funny voice. Im pretty sure it would be helpful, if I could only get my mind to stop telling me how silly Id sound. I have had the same thing for years too. I tend to blame myself for having the thoughts, and think that I’m evil for what are usually self-destructive feelings about myself, so it becomes like a vicious circle. This evening after getting into a bit of that at work (and one colleague actually telling me I was negative - which I took as being unfriendly to me, but which was just him observing that I take things the wrong way) I decided enough is enough, and so that’s why I was looking up on the internet for some solutions. Life is too beautiful for us to let these gremlins ruin it! good on you for caring about how your negative thoughts affect others - we who are prone to this need to see thiings in that light, even though our ‘bad’ self might always try to pull us back into the dark side, we should resist this, and that way we will be light to others in the end (i know it’s not easy). Please keep trying and I wish you love and light I like my negative thoughts they remind me of how good my positive ones are. Negative thoughts keep the mind in problem solving mode. Imagine a mind with only positive thoughts. No problems no solving = A HAPPY brainless http://sponge. So what I am trying to say is Nearly happy nearly unhappy. These techniques are probably great for people who have no mental health issues and very few things that truly affect them. For the rest of us however they’re totally ineffective unless I’m in a great mood already. What if you are perfectly aware you’re negative thoughts aren’t true? I know the thoughts I have aren’t realistic but I can’t stop myself from spiraling down. I feel like if I ever want to control these thoughts I have to constantly be conscious about them. To me that seems like an impossible task… I’ve tried all of these but the negative thoughts are so many that I can’t keep up with them. I try to label them but a negative thought pops up about that. I think back to all the friends who left me because…. Well I don’t know and push my real friends away because I’ll only hurt them and me. I don’t know what to do… and yes I tried to tell a parent but they dismissed it as average shyness as they don’t see me being shy. Any ideas other then therapy? Dear Anonymous, I can tell you’re a really lovely person, something about you that is sensitive and nice…. It is so sad that these sort of bad feelings and thoughts get in the way of us living our lives. I have one suggestion, which just popped up out of my creative mind. (I apologise in advance if this seems trite or meaningless to you) Could you perhaps imagine yourself running down a long road trying desperately to catch up with all these stupid thoughts? Haha, perhaps through this shyness you will emerge as a gorgeous butterfly person who has a sense of humour about life and can empathise with others who are shy, and truly be a light to your friends and the world in general. I’m just 17 years old and my mind is constantly being plagued of the unseen. I have read a lot on demonology and I keep having thoughts that they might show themselves before me. My sleep has been disturbed because of this for a few months now. I keep trying to think of other things but this always pops up in my head. I only sleep for about 3–4 hours a day and wake up for school later on. I also have trouble sleeping when no one is near me and I tend to not sleep. Have you heard the old adage, “Idle mind is the workshop of the Devil”? Yes, an idle mind is the workshop of the devil. Keep yourself engaged in what interests you. Some of the things you could do: Identify your passion. Hope this might help. Once you have identified your passion, indulge in it. Make it a habit. Spend time with your grandparents or children or pets. Don’t listen to negative words from people. Distance yourself from people who always talk negative things. Do not overthink. Awareness is the beginning of change. Be aware what makes you overthink and try ways to solve it. Don't think of what can go wrong. Instead think of what can go right. Train your mind to think about good things only. If some specific thing is bothering you, try to write it on a sheet of paper. It would help you to put things into perspective. Most important! Try to forget the thought that you are having negative/disturbing thought ;) Divert yourself into happiness. Try to motivate others. Let positive thoughts give you positive life :)
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Sir, actually my problem is I am feeling so depressed always, lack of confidence, dull. Previously I used to be very active but Y am feeling so sad, depressed. Please tell me some tips to overcome that feeling.

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir, actually my problem is I am feeling so depressed always, lack of confidence, dull. Previously I used to be very ...
Hello lybrate-user. Please follow all these steps .if it doesn't work then go fro personal counselling in your near by area. To overcome depression you MUST do these 3 things: 1. Improve your sleep. 2. Alter the way you think. 3. Produce much more Serotonin. Before explaining how to achieve the above I should say that I have only joined Quora today so am unfamiliar with usual procedure but as I specialise in overcoming depression without medication I could not leave an individual suffering in the way that you are without responding. I am going to suggest that you visit my website to make use of some free resources. I stress that I am NOT endeavouring to solicit business! You are very welcome to download the two free Hypnosis audio tracks on the site. One will help to improve your sleep pattern, the other will help to reframe your thinking. You will also find a 40 minute video which will explain in more detail what's going on in your mind and why it's happening and what you can do to change things. As for Serotonin, it is a neurochemical which currently you are not producing enough. You need Serotonin to cope with life's pressures, to sleep well, to cope with physical pain, to relax and to be happy! In simple terms, you need to do the following to produce more Serotonin: 1. Positive thinking. 2. Positive Actions. 3. Positive Interactions. Try this right now. Close your eyes and in your mind take yourself back to a time and place that you felt happy, proud, successful, when you felt good about yourself. Maybe you had done something good? Achieved something? Visualise it again, allow yourself to live that moment again. See it and feel it in as much detail as possible. Did you do it? If so, how do you feel now? Do you feel slightly more relaxed? If not, practice again until you do feel something. If you did notice a slight difference in how relaxed you feel, THAT is Serotonin and THAT is what I mean by Positive thinking. Because the way we think, determines which neurochemicals are released and that determines the way we feel and that in turn dictates what we can and can't do, what is and isn't possible! However, it works just as well when visualising the future positively as the brain can't tell the difference between real life and imagination, so decide on some SMALL thing you want to achieve and visualise yourself DOING IT. This will achieve many things which are too long to go into in detail, so please just try it! THEN, start to actually DO these small things you've been visualising. THIS is what I mean by positive actions and they too will produce MORE Serotonin. Lastly, Positive Interactions. You MUST start to Positively Interact with other people to overcome your depression as this is the best source of Serotonin. So to make it easier, use the technique above. Visualise yourself interacting with new people, smiling chatting, laughing etc. This WILL work if you DO IT! I shall close with some words from the great Albert Einstein. He defined 'Insanity' as doing the same things over, and over, and over again and expecting different results. If you want to FEEL different you MUST DO something different! Best wishes.
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