12 Tips to Fall Asleep Faster

Adequate sleep is a prerequisite for one to function optimally. Inadequate sleep not only has an adverse impact on one’s brain functioning but also affects one’s physical health by making one more prone to illnesses such as heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes etc. Lack of sleep also makes one moody and irritable, reduces productivity, and causes...

7 Benefits of Art Therapy

Art therapy is a modern form of therapy.  It replaces the traditional therapy model by making use of imaginative structures. It is generally combined with other forms of psychotherapy. Although more beneficial for children, especially those who have trouble expressing their emotions, art therapy can be used with adults as well. Everyone can be creative...

How to Overcome Your Stage Fright?

When preparing to go on stage to perform, we all have butterflies in our stomach. While for some, the thrill and joy of performing might be invigorating, for the others, it might not. For them, just the thought of going onstage is a cause for palpitations and sweating, that can at times be quite debilitating...

8 Reasons Why You Should Get a Pet

Benefits of owning a pet are coming to the forefront, as more and more research is being dedicated to this line of thought. Following are the benefits that will hopefully motivate you to get a pet for yourself: They love you unconditionally, and are a great source of support. Pets provide you constant companionship and...

Social Media Addiction: How much is too much?

            Addiction to anything refers to an inability to control one’s impulses and as a result, compulsively indulging in the behavior under question in excessive amounts, to the extent that it causes disruption in one’s daily life functioning. Whether social media addiction can be considered a separate mental disorder, be considered...

Effects of Childhood Bullying

Incidents like an older, taller boy troubling the shorter boy of his class or a junior by snatching away his tiffin or tripping him are fairly common. We have all been a part of bullying at some point in our childhood. Whether it was as a survivor, a perpetrator or a bystander. Although these incidents...

Ways Music Helps with Mental Health Issues

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain!” ~Bob Marley No matter what your emotional state is, I’m sure you must have observed that there is always some kind of music that just perfectly blends with your mood. Various researchers too now provide a scientific backing to the positive effects...

Types of Eating Disorders

What is an eating disorder? Unlike the popular notion, eating disorders are not a form of extreme dieting or a lifestyle choice. Instead, they are a serious mental disorder which often has fatalistic consequences (mental disorder with highest mortality rate). An eating disorder is characterized by unhealthy and abnormal eating practices that as a result...

Steps to Stop a Panic Attack

Panic attacks are common when someone has anxiety issues. When a panic attack happens, the person starts to feel that he/she is having a heart attack. The heart starts beating rapidly and there is a sense of fear that they are going to die. There is also a sensation where they feel like they cannot...

Tips on Controlling your Anxiety

It is okay to be anxious sometimes when things get out of control. A certain level of stress and anxiety actually helps us achieve our goals. But, when the anxiety and thought patterns start getting out of control it becomes difficult to manage the anxiety. Sometimes, it even leads to a panic attack, where the...