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Five Reasons Anxiety Can Keep People From Working

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, is a severe mental condition that may render an individual unable to perform his or her normal job duties. Bouts of nervousness and anxious bodily reactions characterize the condition. A person who is suffering from GAD will have problems that are so detrimental to his or her health that working can become impossible.

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When GAD prevents a person from performing his or her job duties, a disability attorney may be able to help that person to collect Social Security Disability. The following are five reasons that generalized anxiety disorder can keep people from working:

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Keep Calm and Eat On (10 food items that can help you keep calm)

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It’s a known fact that having too much stress in your life can cause a whole lot of undesirable effects on your body. Too much stress can cause headaches, migraines, upset stomachs, nausea .. and who knows what other long-term effects this may have on the body.

Unfortunately, no one can totally eliminate stress from their lives. Even the pious buddhists monks somehow encounter stressful situations. The only defence we have against this is to learn how to deal with it. This can be done via mental and physical exercises such as doing yoga; going on holidays or short vacations; doing something new; going shopping; and (would you believe it) eating!

Yes! Eating can help you keep calm. However, this doesn’t mean you can go out and binge on burgers and pizza. The key to eating for calmness is to eat the right kinds of food items. Having a proper diet can greatly affect how a person thinks and feels. If you’re keen on lowering your stress levels, try to include more of the following food items in your day-to-day consumption.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy (7 Simple Ways to Happiness)

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A lot of people desire to be happy – and they constantly are searching for something or someone to give them the happiness that’s missing in their lives. Unfortunately, true happiness comes from within. Having all that you want – clothes, cars, dream house (which could be a cottage in the middle of a meadow full of sunflowers – not necessarily a mansion in Los Angeles), all the brand new gadgets, a man (or woman), family – does not necessarily mean you would be happy and content. Many people have all that they’ve ever dreamed of yet still feel empty and unhappy.

So – if it’s not all about material possessions, or achieving your goals and dreams – how do you exactly become happy? As previously mentioned, you have to look within. You would need to determine what you’ve been doing that is making you unhappy – and deal with those. Here are some tips so you can appreciate life for what it is and be on the road to true joy and happiness.

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What Are You Afraid Of? 5 Common Phobias

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You normally hear kids being afraid of the dark, afraid of the bogeyman or the monsters that hide under their beds and their fears are  most likely caused by their over-active imagination, coupled with scary stories they’ve heard from their friends. Normally, kids outgrow these childhood fears, when they realize that the remedy to darkness is light, the bogeyman does not exist and the monsters under their beds are giant dust bunnies that mom hasn’t been able to vacuum. Some fears, however, are never outgrown and continue to bother people way into their adulthood. These exaggerated fears, oftentimes inexplicable and illogical, of a particular object, class of objects of situations, are called phobias and approximately 10% of the world’s population currently suffer from at least one form of phobia; and of this 10%, women are more likely than men to have a phobia. Psychologists have categorized as many as 500 kinds of phobias, listed below are five of the more common phobias that affect people. [Read more…]

How to take charge of everyday stress

We think it’s the big problems that cause us the most , but it’s actually the small, daily details that can derail our schedules and drag down our mood. Here are some tips on how to take charge of your everyday stress. [Read more…]

How to organize your work files

Is your desk buried under stacks of papers? Does it take you more than 5 minutes to find the documents you need? Are you often confused about which work files to keep and where to file them?

Here is a simple method for organizing your work files. You’re free to tweak the system according to your needs, but more or less, it can help you sort your documents into general categories and decide which ones need to be further divided or simply thrown away. [Read more…]

how to make your cubicle a relaxing place

You spend 8 hours a day, five days a week in your cubicle or work station. You might as well make it a pleasant place—especially since a lot of our mood is affected by our environment. Here are some simple ways to decorate your cubicle. No, you won’t need paint (your human resource department won’t take too well to that) and you won’t even spend a fortune. But you’ll see a real difference, and feel a lot better knowing that you’ve made your cubicle or work station a bit more personal and calming. [Read more…]

Relax tense muscles in 20 minutes

Sore muscles, but too busy to get a massage? Try progressive muscle relaxation therapy or PMRT. Despite its unwieldy name, it is really simple: you alternate between tensing and relaxing different muscle groups. It’s as calming as squeezing a stress ball, and also teaches you to be aware of unconscious tension. Doing this regularly can also help you stay relaxed yet alert throughout the day. [Read more…]

How to keep your mind sharp

Growing forgetful? Finding it hard to keep your focus and concentration? You can blame it on age, but here’s the good news: recent research shows that your brain can repair and renew itself. Even those who have suffered from major trauma form new neural connections and ‘retrain the brain.’ So can you!

Here are some simple tips on what you can do to improve memory and concentration as you grow older. Little things like diet (or exercises that take little more than half an hour a day) can keep your mind sharp for many years. [Read more…]