Tag: anxiety

Big Picture, High Performance

How to Beat Performance Anxiety

Yes, this is a real thing. And, no, it’s not the thing you think it is, from some drug commercials you may have seen targeted towards middle-aged men. Many of us experience this or know someone who has fallen victim to this, no matter your age or gender. Performance anxiety is different from the normal level of jitters and nerves you feel before a big test. It’s different from the fear of a squirrel trying to eat you. It’s more severe than the initial feelings of stage fright, although that’s where it’s been studied more extensively (Langendörfer et al., 2006; […]

Big Picture, Mindset

5 Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety or nervousness? Jitters or heart attack? Constant state of panic or briefly scared? Yep, we all feel this way from time to time, since life is usually not a bed of roses for most of us! But before jumping into the anxiety boat, make sure to carefully and thoughtfully meet with a mental health physician to determine that you indeed meet the criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the DSM-V (Glasofer, 2016) so that you can be properly and promptly treated. As the resident Health Advisor at TERIMIYAHIRA, my Ph.D. in Social-Health Psychology allows me to share my professional […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Top Books for Less Stress and More Happiness

There are wonderful books to read to escape the realities of life such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. But, none of us can really use a wand to magically get the dishes done and we have to face reality eventually. Below is a list of amazing life-changing books that are all extremely delightful to read. Through science, research, and the author’s personal experiences, there are helpful strategies highly applicable for everyone to use towards a happier, less stressful, and charged life. The End of Stress: Four Steps to Rewire your Brain by Don Joseph Goewey Even though stress […]