June 08, 2017: Fear is inevitable –it cannot be escaped but one can choose to overcome it by thinking positive thoughts. What draws us closer to anxieties in the gut is nothing but a state of mind. Some fear fire, while some fear dark and some fears are unspoken.
Here I bring forth some fears that everyone inclusive of me feels but wouldn’t admit. I am admitting my fears, Which one is yours?
Fear from Love
While some fear to love to avoid heartbreaks, others fear from love to avoid the payoff. Lack of trust withholds a relationship to flourish and stimulates fear.
2. Fear of Fame
Fame does not get ingested to everybody in the first encounter. Some feel paranoid and claustrophobic when success hits, which is why you see famous celebrities hitting depression.
3. Fear of Happiness
Happiness is attractive yet short lived. Some of us do not tend to enjoy the happy moments because we care for future more than the present. Wicked –Isn’t it?
4. Fear of Inner Evil
The fear of inner evil reflects the darker side of a person. It represents the wildness, chaos and the unknown. We fear what is not known, for the most certain things are always known.
5. Fear of Loss
Everything you lose can come back to you, but “life”, once lost can never be met again. It is indeed an irreplaceable loss.
– by Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter: @Nainamishr94
Berkeley, September 11, 2017 : A new study challenges a long-held assumption in psychology that most human emotions fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.
Using statistical models to analyse the responses of 853 men and women, who are demographically diverse, to 2,185 emotionally evocative video clips, University of California, Berkeley, researchers have identified 27 distinct categories of emotion and created a multidimensional map to show how they are connected.
According to the study published in journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, there are smooth gradients of emotion between, for instance, awe and peacefulness, horror and sadness, and amusement and adoration.
“We don’t get finite clusters of emotions in the map because everything is interconnected,” Xinhua quoted lead author Alan Cowen as saying.
The results showed that study participants generally shared the same or similar emotional responses to the videos shown to them, providing a wealth of data that allowed the researchers to identify 27 distinct categories of emotion.
Through statistical modelling and visualisation techniques, the researchers organised the emotional responses to each video into a semantic atlas of human emotions.
“We found that 27 distinct dimensions, not six, were necessary to account for the way hundreds of people reliably reported feeling in response to each video,” said study senior author Dacher Keltner. (IANS)
New Delhi, August 14, 2017: Worry is a story that we create inside and we use it to create fear. You tend to create fear of something which has to happen in the near future and by worrying, you deplete your strength and energy so much that by the time the situation arises, you would have made yourself already a weak person. What’s expected in such situations is to keep yourself strong so that you can face the situation and respond to the situation with an open mind.
Our every thought, every word and every action are our own creation. Circumstances come to us externally, but our responses are completely our choice. One must admit that there are some things in life which cannot be changed and problems will continue to persist, however, one must learn how to stop worrying.
How to Stop Worrying?
Worry is a delusion
You worry about things that ought to occur in the future. Worries are primarily the monsters you build in your head and are just in your head. It is a sheer misuse of your imagination. A single liberated thought devoid of tensions can make your day.
The most efficient technique to stop worrying is to inculcate mindfulness, which involves nonjudgmental awareness of present thoughts and emotions. Make yourself consciously aware of the fact that worries are going to persist for an indefinite period of time but that should not take away your sanity. Also, have a deeper understanding of the fact that worries can never change the outcomes/end result, so deal with the situation rather wasting time and energy on ruminating.
Accepting worries help the person to move on and pass out the situation with ease. Those who are naturally more welcoming of their intrusive feelings are less obsessional, have lower levels of distress, and are less worried.
Sweets are believed to enlighten the mood of the person. Devour your favorite sweets and forget about worries. Whenever a nerve racking thought occurs, Go ahead and grab a chocolate bar.
Forest therapy promotes relaxation and reduces the activity of sympathetic nerves associated with “fight or flight” reactions to stress.
Pen down your worries
Penning down your own thought might be counterintuitive, but it’s almost similar to emptying the fears out of your mind. You tend to reevaluate that situation so that you’re less likely to worry about those situations.
Cooking is therapeutic
Cooking helps in combating stress and ease the stress levels. When you prepare a recipe, you only focus on one thing and by doing that you spend less time on worrying about issues that concern you.
Soul awakening through meditation
Anxiety disorders are due to the repetitive, anxious, often baseless thoughts and worries about the future. However, practicing meditation awakens the soul and brings the mind to zero thoughts, which is imperative for the mind wanderers.
Keep the hands busy
Keeping your hands busy can help keep your mind off of worries. Keeping your hands and mind working conflicts with storing and encoding visual images, which explains why worry beads and knitting calm us down.
People tend to worry about things they have no control over. It doesn’t change the situation anyways. It is better to stay practical in such situations and so that you are able to respond to the situation open mindedly.
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People with supportive partners are more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges, suggests a study
Participants with discouraging partners expressed a lack of confidence
The researchers found that the most supportive partners showed enthusiasm about the opportunity and encouraged their partners
Washington, Aug 12, 2017: According to a recent study, it’s a supportive relationship that makes people more likely to give themselves the chance to succeed.
The Carnegie Mellon University psychologists found that people with supportive partners were more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges and experienced more personal growth, happiness, psychological well-being and better relationship functioning months later after accepting those challenges.
Lead author of the study, Brooke Feeney said, “We found support for the idea that the choices people make at these specific decision points, such as pursuing a work opportunity or seeking out new friends, matter a lot for their long-term well-being”, mentioned ANI.
The research was carried on 163 married couples that provided one member of each couple with a choice- either to solve a simple puzzle or compete for a prize by giving a speech. The researchers then recorded the couples’ communications as they decided whether to take challenges.
It was noted that participants with more supportive and encouraging partners were more in favor of competing for the prize, while those with discouraging partners expressed a lack of confidence. Six months later, those who attempted the more challenging task reported having more personal growth, happiness, psychological well-being, and better relationships than those who didn’t.
The researchers found that the most supportive partners showed enthusiasm about the opportunity, encouraged their partners, and talked about the potential benefits of taking on the challenge.
Feeny adds, “Significant others can help you thrive through embracing life opportunities. Or they can hinder your ability to thrive by making it less likely that you’ll pursue opportunities for growth.”