Every job situation will come with varying degrees of stress and frustration that ebb and flow. Burnout, however, is more than that. It is an all-encompassing feeling that you are being pulled in every direction at once and that no matter what you do, you are unable to make progress or move forward.
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety can occupy and overwhelm your mind. It can cause a person to repeatedly rehearse events and conversations, diminishing self-confidence and peace of mind. It’s difficult to stay focused and trust yourself when anxiety is in the driver’s seat. In fact, anxiety can sometimes feel like a car stuck in a rut, wheels spinning out of control, going nowhere. Otherwise precious time and energy is spent in worry and concern.
Being ghosted by a friend or romantic partner is equally troublesome
In our digital world ghosting friends is as common as ghosting romantic partners. People in this study who were ghosted by a friend reported feeling just as bad about the relationship as those who were ghosted by a romantic partner.
Negative self-talk about aging takes a toll on mental health
Self-directed ageism can present as self-doubt — ‘I’m too old to learn this new technology’ or ‘I’m too old to make new friends’ — and negative perceptions of one’s own aging, such as ‘I’m so much worse at this than I used to be’. Maintaining a strong social support systems helps to keep self-talk positive.
Affirming Therapy for a Change
Dr. Holland’s clients often come to therapy experiencing significant stress resulting from living under circumstances where their cultural, sexual, or gender identities are not fully recognized or validated. This is known as Minority Stress. Dr. Holland incorporates a combination of systemic, interpersonal and humanistic approaches to develop a meaningful connection with her clients.
New Study Reveals that Therapy Dogs Help Improve Mental Health
New study focused on veterans’ mental health demonstrates that therapy dogs used in conjunction with traditional therapies improves treatment outcomes.
Less exposure to social media helps to improve self-image
Both teens and young adults who reduced their social media use by 50% for just a few weeks saw significant improvement in how they felt about both their weight and their overall appearance compared with peers who maintained consistent levels of social media use, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.