One of the best ways to treat anxiety? A full night’s rest, new research suggests. — Big Think (@bigthink) December 4, 2019 Interestingly, variations in the anxiety levels of the well-rested group appeared to correlate with the amount of slow-wave sleep that the participants experienced the night before.Continue Reading 5. Learn when to stop seeking information and start acting. People who are intolerant of uncertainty often read masses of information before taking any action because they’re trying to feel absolutely certain of (1) how best to proceed, and (2) that their actions will lead to the outcome theyContinue Reading 1. Anxiety shuts down your rational brain. When you get anxious, your amygdala fires up, sends chemicals to your frontal lobe, your rational brain, and it goes offline. 2. Anxiety is generally about the future. While anxiety can take several forms — generalized anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorderContinue Reading “We wanted to see whether Google searches on ‘anxiety’ indicate people’s felt anxiety. And we wanted to see whether we could use Google search rate to improve our understanding of anxiety.” Japan’s government periodically conducts a nationally-representative health survey, which includes a widely used measure of psychological distress andContinue Reading Researchers have known about relaxation-induced anxiety since at least 1983, when a paper found that, in people with chronic tension, around 31 percent who tried progressive muscle relaxation (in which you focus on tensing and relaxing one set of muscles at a time, from head to toe), and 54Continue Reading “To recover, they must know how to face, accept and go through panic until it no longer matters …” Weekes said. “Recovery is in their own hands, not in drugs, not in avoidance of panic, not in ‘getting used to’ difficult situations, nor in desensitisation by suggestion. Permanent recovery liesContinue Reading 2. Walk your dog for 30-minutes daily, or go for a hike. Movement is a wonderful metaphor for getting unstuck. Not only are you getting out of your home, but you’re getting out of your head. Especially if you have a wily breed like a Siberian Husky to keepContinue Reading Here are fives types of anxiety-related procrastination that are often overlooked or misunderstood. As you read each example, ask yourself if you have any tasks you’re putting off that fit that category. 1. When you’re blaming someone else for your inaction. Anxiety can manifest in typical ways, or itContinue Reading A new study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships suggests that lonely individuals may be at particular risk when it comes to the compulsive use of mobile dating applications like Tinder. “I generally study relationship initiation, and I’m fascinated by how technology can assist people in findingContinue Reading