Search results for "anxiety"

7 People Reveal Their Go-To Methods For Calming Their Nerves On A First Date

I have a working theory that the extent to which you are worried about what someone else thinks of you is directly proportional to how nervous you will be on a first date. I might not be able to back up those facts with scientific research, but based…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

I Drank This Superfood Hot Chocolate To Ease My Travel Anxiety & Here's What Happened

I’ve been keeping a close eye on health and wellness gurus like it’s my job since, well, way before it actually was my job, so I like to think I’m relatively tapped into the latest foodie trends. When superfood-accented everything started popping up …
By Julia Guerra

These 5 Little Things Can Calm Anxiety In An Instant & They'll Fit Right On Your Desk

Feelings of stress and anxiety can often balloon into something that seems totally out of your control, to the point of derailing an entire day. Although stress can obviously come from a variety of sources, it could just be that you need little thing…
By Caroline Burke

Eating Foods Packed With This One Nutrient Is The Best Way To Relieve Stress

From soothing meditation sessions to challenging, sweaty workouts, everyone has their own ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Many people say that eating a healthy and balanced diet has the power to seriously shift your mood, too, and there's on…
By Georgina Berbari

Selena Gomez Gets Real About Her New Album & It Will Break Your Heart

You should never judge a book by its cover — or a celebrity, for that matter. Because while Selena Gomez may look stunning on the March 2018 issue of Harper's Bazaar — which will hit newsstands on Feb. 20 — the former Wizards of Waverly Place star re…
By Hollee Actman Becker

Selena Gomez Reportedly Just Completed Treatment For Anxiety & Depression

It's quite empowering to see that celebrities are opening up about their physical and mental health, because it's important for everyone to realize that the rich and famous are just as susceptible to things like anxiety and depression as the average …
By Karen Ruffini

These Unexpected Factors Might Explain Why You Always Wake Up With Anxiety

Sometimes all it takes to ruin an entire day is feeling slightly "off" when you wake up. Everyone's been there: You wake up, and for some reason, you can't even vocalize or fully understand why, but you're already anxious before you've even brushed y…
By Caroline Burke

Seeing These Red Flags In Your Dreams Might Mean Stress Is Taking Over Your Life

Bad dreams are the worst. You go to bed hoping to let go of whatever difficulties were happening in your daily life, and then you have a nightmare or anxiety dream that leaves you feeling even more stressed than when you first laid down for the night…
By Annakeara Stinson

Kendall Jenner Gets Real About Her Anxiety In A New Interview & It's Heartbreaking

Having power, fame, and money doesn't always translate to having the picture-perfect life. Case in point: Kendall Jenner, who got pretty candid about the trials and tribulations of her life as a mega-celebrity in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. I …
By Karen Ruffini

How Cold Weather Affects Your Stress Levels & What You Can Do About It

I find winter to be a particularly difficult and daunting time of year. The combination of shorter days and major drops in temperature leaves me feeling pretty overwhelmed and defeated most of the time. I mean, it just feels more difficult to do anyt…
By Annakeara Stinson

10 Little Ways Hygge Can Help Relieve Stress In Your Everyday Life

If you haven't heard of the Danish phrase "hygge" by now, I'm about to drop some serious knowledge on you. The Danish term has recently exploded with popularity in other parts of the world, probably because it represents the secret behind how the hap…
By Caroline Burke

6 Essential Oils That'll Relax Your Mind & Body Just In Time For Bed

Anxiety is one of the most common, yet infuriating reasons why I can't relax and fall asleep some nights. It leaves me there to just lie awake, feeling more or less like I've been plugged into a wall outlet, surging with jittery, unwanted, nervous en…
By Annakeara Stinson

If You Always Go On Social Media When You're Stressed, Try These 5 Yoga Poses To Unwind Instead

There's no feeling quite like the one of returning to the sanctuary of your home after a long day. But we all know it can be impossible to actually relax once you get there. The stress factor after a busy, crappy day is so real, and TBH, most of us j…
By Georgina Berbari

5 Reasons You Might Be Feeling Paranoid About Your Partner Cheating On You

I’m a firm believer in trusting my gut, but that hasn't always been the case. I used to overthink everything. At the time, I didn't have the confidence to trust my own instincts and it got me into trouble on more than one occasion. There were a handf…
By Rachel Shatto

4 Things To Remind Yourself In A New Relationship So Anxiety Doesn't Get The Best Of You

You'd think that once you finally lock your crush down and you're in a committed, exclusive relationship, you'd finally get a chance to ~chill~ out and relax. But no. For me, that's when I'm in a constant state of new relationship anxiety, waiting fo…
By Alison Segel

Zayn Malik Opens Up About His Anxiety & What He Does To Get Through The Day

No one is saying that being a celebrity is easy, especially when you rise up to fame through a boy band you were sort of forced to be in from the beginning. Zayn Malik's anxiety has been something he's always struggled with, and has only recently sta…
By Jamie LeeLo

This Yoga Teacher Opened Up About Anxiety On Instagram And It'll Break Your Heart

I'm a firm believer in the fact that, the more people talk about mental health -- as ugly and painful as their struggles may be -- the more it will relieve the stigma that shouldn't even be there in the first place. As someone who has coped with depr…
By Annakeara Stinson

9 On-The-Go Snacks To Help You Steer Clear Of Anxiety This Semester

Summertime is dwindling, September has begun, and back-to-school anxieties are on overdrive. When stress levels run high, it's almost second-nature for emotional eating to ensue. Since snacking to ease nervous symptoms usually doesn't end very well, …
By Julia Guerra

5 Ways To Conquer Back-To-School Nerves If You're Already Anxious About It

There's something about the phrase “going back to school” that tends to inspire a universal sense of dread, especially for those who already struggle with anxiety. For some, going back to school may mean time away from parents, a new start, and the r…
By Imani Brammer

5 Soothing Sounds To Listen To During A Stressful Day At Work

Stressful days at work can, unfortunately, come in abundance, but they don't have to deplete you of all your energy. Sometimes, all you need is an opportunity to tune out of the anxiety for a hot second, and before you know it, you're ready to tackle…
By Imani Brammer

This Is Why You Constantly Play With Your Hair, According To A Psychologist

Whenever I find myself in a situation that makes me anxious -- like, say, a job interview, or even a date -- I have a habit of playing with and trying to "fix" my hair. I brush it away from my face even when it's already out of my way. I twirl strand…
By Annakeara Stinson

Why Thinking About Moving In With My BF Gives Me Panic Attacks, Even Though I Love Him

I spent the first half of my 20s as the perpetual and only single one in my group of close gal pals. I spent the second half with back-to-back boyfriends, and it was then that I realized there are a lot of things no one talks about when it comes to s…
By Jen Glantz

Is Dating Triggering Your Anxiety? How To Fight Through It And Find Love

Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup covered. A…
By Gigi Engle

How To Deal With The Stress And Chaos Of A Protest When You Have Social Anxiety

A few years ago, you may have genuinely felt alarmed strolling past an organized protest on your way to work. But now, given the highly turbulent political climate in our country, large-scale protests are happening much more frequently. In an intervi…
By Alexandra Strickler

What It’s Like To Date When You Have Anxiety

Anxiety can be a straight up crippling condition to live with. You're forced to deal with constant waves of panic and unease, potentially leaving you with a racing heart, fear and feelings of helplessness. It's overwhelming, frightening, and could go…
By Sean Abrams

How To Handle Going On A Date If You Have Social Anxiety

You often hear people joke about having anxiety in stressful situations, and you may even hear people who've actually been diagnosed with anxiety joking about it as well to deflect the stress with humor. But what a majority of people may not realize …
By Theresa Massony

Chris Gethard Opens Up About Being A Stand-Up Comedian With Anxiety

Chris Gethard's new HBO comedy special "Career Suicide" doesn't exactly sound like a laugh riot on paper. The comedian details his history with anxiety and depression in graphic and grim detail but somehow manages to keep you laughing throughout his …
By Dylan Kickham

Emma Stone Sounds So, So Relatable Opening Up About Her Anxiety

Some believe personal issues should remain as such, but Emma Stone faces them head on with candor. While we're quick to put celebrities on a pedestal and glamorize their lives, they do experience similar hardships as the rest of us. Chrissy Tegien h…
By Danielle Valente

#AmericaIsOverParty Proves The Only Way We Know How To Cope Is On The Internet

If you want to know how numb we are to devastating news, take a look at what happened Thursday night. President Trump directed his first major act of war, authorizing 59 tomahawk missiles to strike a Syrian air base. The action was in response to Syr…
By Joseph Milord

5 Ways To Escape Your Anxiety-Ridden Mind Without Self-Medicating

I used to be so intensely anxious all of the time that I would pop benzodiazepines into my mouth like they were breath mints. “Benzodiazepines” are in the Xanax, Klonopin and Valium family of psychotropic drugs. They're used to treat anxiety disorder…
By Zara Barrie

5 Things To Remember When Your Anxiety Feels Completely Out Of Control

I have a lot of reasons to be happy. But on days when my anxiety completely takes over, it's really difficult for me to remember any of those reasons. My mind becomes clouded. I feel lost in my own head, unable to see the silver lining in any situati…
By Nikki Zarrella

If You're Feeling Anxious, Here Are 5 Natural Ways To Fix It

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in the US, and it's especially exacerbated during the winter months. Anxiety is an emotional state, and it can interfere significantly with happiness, productivity and general well-being. But if you're tired …
By Cary Teller

These 8 Apps Are Exactly What You Need To Conquer Stress And Anxiety

Are you stressed out? The right question would be: Who isn't? Stress has become a regular part of a person's life. You're stressed about the way you eat. You're stressed because you couldn't take yoga class yesterday. Your friends don't understand y…
By Brenda Savoie

Here's How I Calm Myself Down When I Feel My Anxiety Coming On

When I was 18, I met, fell in love with, moved across the state for and eventually married someone who I thought would be in my life for the next 60 years. I planned a future of date nights, family gatherings, anniversaries and memories with this per…
By Hannah Sampson

6 Ways Being Present Can Completely Change The Way You Deal With Anxiety

I was 28 years old when I was given my first prescription for anxiety. That was only a year ago. In all honesty, I have dealt with some sort of anxiety for a good portion of my adult life. However, it was one a year ago that I openly talked to a heal…
By Sarah Cole

Most Popular Google Searches Post-Trump Prove Anxiety's Taken Over Our Country

Donald Trump is the most unpopular new president in modern US history. It took him just eight days to reach a majority disapproval rating (51 percent). Comparatively, it took George W. Bush, widely regarded as one of the worst presidents of all time,…
By John Haltiwanger

5 Ways Perfectionists Silently Struggle With Anxiety Every Day

I'm a perfectionist to a fault. This means I hold myself to extremely high standards, and when I don't meet them, I get really hard on myself. Most people think being a perfectionist is a good thing. After all, isn't that what you say to people at jo…
By Nikhita Mahtani

4 Techniques I've Used To Cope With My Anxiety and Panic Attacks

If you were to take a second and look back through my work on this site, you will see that I have been comfortable talking about mental health - especially my own. I have had anxiety and panic attacks since I was 13 or so. I don't have a problem admi…
By Megan Mann

The 5 Dating Mistakes All Anxious People Make (And How To Fix Them)

One day, I'm going to write a New York Times best-selling memoir, and I'm going to call it "Dating with Anxiety." OK, maybe that won't be the title, but it will definitely be a FAT chapter in the book about my haphazard life. I've struggled with anxi…
By Zara Barrie

14 Irrational Thoughts Everyone With Social Anxiety Has Had Before

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to go out in public with an invisible hand around your throat, a dramatically increased heart rate and a fear that even the shortest conversation will be a Herculean task? No? Must be nice. Unfortuna…
By Elise Williams

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Have Social Anxiety

A lot of us feel anxious in new social situations. I can be one of the most outgoing people in the room, but with the slip of a switch, I can turn into a mouse. The nervousness hits me, and I can't seem to snap out of it until I've physically removed…
By Rebecca Jones

Ryan Reynolds Admitted Blake Lively Helps Him With Anxiety And It Was Adorable

We don't need another reason to love Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, but I'll give you one anyway. In a new interview with Variety, the 40-year-old "Deadpool" actor opened up about how his wife helps him manage his anxiety. Ryan Reynolds is a Golden …
By Katie Corvino

Love And Sex New Year's Resolutions All Girls With Anxiety Should Make

I've suffered from anxiety since I was a mixed up 16-year-old sporting ripped fishnets, chipped, black, satin Chanel nail polish and ferocious acne that angrily sprawled itself across my greasy, teen girl forehead. My anxiety started with a night of …
By Zara Barrie

What Social Anxiety Feels Like

For some people, the best plans are canceled plans. Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Personally, I find it pretty reasonable. Thi…
By Kelley Lord

Amanda Seyfried On Beauty And Anxiety: 'We're All Marching Towards Death'

Amanda Seyfried has had entropy and death on the mind lately, but then again, haven't we all? The newly engaged and newly pregnant 30-year-old actress sat down with New York Magazine recently, and things got pretty real. Amanda recently became the fa…
By Anna Menta

You're Not 'Weak' If You Need Medication To Manage Your Anxiety And Depression

Byline: Just because I look okay doesn't mean that I am I suffer (that is the absolute best term to describe it) from anxiety and depression. I don't choose it. I don't want attention for it. I don't wish it upon my worst enemy. Do you want to know …
By Logan May

How Simply Taking The Time To Breathe Can Help Calm Your Anxiety

It's quite easy to get frustrated these days. Since I used to have quite the temper back in the day, I know it's much easier than people think. Most of us – if not all of us – get frustrated on a daily basis. Because of all the obligations we have th…
By Naveed Ahsan

Everything I Want To Say To The People Who Have Helped Me Through My Anxiety

On paper, my life is seemingly perfect. I live in a foreign country, a city that can only be described as truly breathtaking. I have a career that I absolutely love, a wonderful family and a handful of close friends. My Facebook is slathered with pic…
By Helena Lorimer

Finding Love While Battling Anxiety Will Never Be Easy, But It Will Happen

Dating is a complicated game as it is without throwing anxiety into the mix. Anxiety is a pretty natural human response, and it's completely normal for people to experience it while getting to know someone. It's typical for your heart to feel like it…
By Carly Klaassen

What I Learned From Taking Anxiety Medication After Years Of Being Against It

For as long as I can remember, I've struggled with anxiety. I was never not in an anxious state. It was only up until recent years that I've come to terms with needing help because it's beyond my control. But having it “beyond my control” was somethi…
By Brittany Berke