“You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.”
Depression is much different than just being sad. Sadness is one of the many human emotions we experience in our lifetime. Feeling sad is a natural reaction to situations that cause emotional pain we tend to feel sad about our daily life events and in certain circumstances. And like all other emotions, sadness too naturally fades away, usually once we overcome what has been upsetting us. Simply put, sadness is NORMAL. Depression is not. Those fighting depression tend to experience a persistently low mood that they can’t seem to escape. It affects not just their emotions but their thoughts, perceptions, and behaviours as well making everything less enjoyable, less interesting, less important, less lovable, and less worthwhile. In its most severe form, depression may even lead to suicide.
It was a bright Sunday morning; I was immersed in my dream world, a mesmerizing breeze on my face with an aroma of coffee bean. Suddenly someone shook me, with a voice, “Meghna, wake up it’s already 7 AM”. that was an oops moment, by the time I realized that am no more a papa’s girl, a princess of my home. My days of fun and play are gone and I’m a wife of someone and a daughter in law of a family.
MARRIAGE!! The biggest transformation in anyone’s life, a kind of EUSTRESS. Especially for women, who has to undergo a complete transformation of life. (Sarcastically) A Fugue effect I would say; complete detachment from one point to the other. Here, the transformation is not only with the place but with each and every inch of her soul. A woman sacrifices her needs, wants, hobbies, interests, comfort, sophistication and what not to serve her family and providing with all the above. But there lies an ultimate satisfaction when we do something for our loved ones and just to see a smile on their face.
Anxiety is a common experience in everyone’s life. Anxiety normally occurs due to a fear or worry of a possible event. A lot of things may make us feel extremely tense and anxious such as problems at work, taking a test, or making an important decision. Whenever we get anxious, we tend to experience certain fear-inducing thoughts (like getting hurt, embarrassing yourself), emotions (like worry, irritation), and bodily experiences (like shortness of breath, a racing heart, sweaty palms) which are quite uncomfortable. For many of us, it is easy to calm ourselves in the face of such a situation. For some of us however, it’s not that easy.
In a workplace, it’s very natural and normal to feel frightened or intimidated by those you are working under. This is mainly due to the hierarchical system of power in the work environment. Nevertheless, it is also important to be able to voice your opinions and communicate effectively with those who intimidate you. Although this may be a difficult task, it is sometimes very essential. Here are some tips that may help you communicate without being intimidated:
Communication, in essence, refers to an exchange in thoughts, ideas, and information. However, parents who have teenage kids will know that these conversations don’t always feel like an “exchange” but more like talking to a wall. Communicating with a young child may be difficult at times but it feels like a piece of cake when compared to communicating with a teenager. At this point, it is important for you as a parent to remember that your teenager is finding out who he/she is and is seeking independence. So it will naturally be difficult for him to simply agree and do things your way rather than his own. Though it feels like a tiresome task, there are ways to be able to get through to your teen. You could use some of the tips given below to help build a better relationship.
In a work environment, it is very easy to be interpreted as being an intimidating person. It may occur even without your knowledge and cause friction and stress with those you work with. This may be due to various factors such as your physical appearance (such as height), your position in the workplace, or the way you communicate with those around you. Although being intimidating does help to get work done, inspiring those around you in giving their best will result in more productivity and good relations.
Here are some things you can follow to communicate without intimidating others:
Throughout our life, we all face a number of problems and find ways to handle them. We learn certain ways of behaving and responding to the situations we face in order to cope with the stress they produce. As long as these coping methods are healthy, it’s easy to deal with situations. However, more often than not, many of us get caught in a vicious cycle of unhealthy behaviour and thought patterns that could worsen our situation and could be the cause of developing further problems.
Therapy can help you handle emotions, behaviours, and thoughts that may arise due to problems or stressors, even if they aren’t life-altering or traumatic. Contrary to what people believe, therapy does not mean seeking advice from a counsellor on how to solve your problems. Instead, it deals more with making us aware of ourselves, our thought process, emotions, and behaviours.
There’s a saying which goes as “practice makes a man perfect”. Without a trial or practice sessions, even Sachin would fail in grabbing the century. When we hear the words like new class, higher grade, new books, new subjects, exams; a fear rings within very loud. Somewhere in mind, we are not 100% prepared to give our best. But as and when we read, write and learn, by practice we get a confidence. I chose biology because my father is a doctor? I had to take up commerce because my generations have worked in a bank? No, just because I’m confused on what to choose as my career, I cannot blindly follow anyone. I need to take up a skill assessment.
Many are left unguided and struggle in lives. For those, the good news is to take up an aptitude assessment. It is not any exam that you’ll have to worry about pass or fail. It is not like a magic wand that you’ll get an instant prediction of your career path. Same time it won’t guarantee you a job; that takes a long ride of hard work, of course!!
Aptitude is the natural ability to do something. Aptitude assessment is about assessing one’sown innate talents which helps in identifying the suitable area of work. Aptitude test doesn’t measure one’s knowledge but the inclination tendency of the individual to particular area.
Take up the test today!! Choose a wise career !!
Sex is essential for happy marriage life. For a healthy physical and mental wellness, sex is an important aspect, which not only makes us active but also maintains the balance of our emotions. Sex have various positive effect on us, it oozes out the stress and binds two people close to each other. The level of bonding and trust is even grown stronger. Sexual desire is the feeling, fantasy that ignites one’s feeling for love and intimacy.
Hypoactive sexual desire is a chronic loss of interest in having sex and leading to a stressed personal life. It is a state that persists depending on situations for a shorter while to longer period.
But, the over and less or null level of sexual desire is a matter of disturb. When one doesn’t have a control on the desires will end up having issues in personal lives. According to dsm-5 the sexual desire disorder is widely divided into 2 types
- Female sexual interest/arousal disorder
- Men hypoactive sexual desire disorder
Eating Disorder – term in itself suggests the presence of abnormality in the eating patterns, leading to devastating rise of health issues and complications. It is a psychological disorder which is behaviourally, emotionally and mentally (in an abnormal way) controlling individual’s eating habits without concerning about health.
Eating Disorders has many subtypes, among which commonly being suffered by various persons are;
- ANOREXIA NERVOSA
- BINGE EATING DISORDER