We all know exercise is good for us, but did you know how it can alter your psychological state for the better? Not only does exercise keep our heart healthy and lower the risk of disease (not to mention keep us slim and looking fab) but it's also been linked closely to mental health. After all, the mind is part of your body.
Sometimes all we want most in life is just to fit in. To find our tribe. To feel understood. To just get out and enjoy the things others seem to enjoy. 'Normal activities'. But what is these seemingly 'normal activities' feel like climbing Everest to you? Consume you with fear? Paralyze you? It can make it hard to accomplish that whole 'fitting in' thing.
In recent years, the public has become increasingly aware of the importance of mental health. Public figures, social media campaigns and more have put illnesses like depression, anxiety and panic disorders in the spotlight. But now that mental health is much less of a taboo topic, what steps can you take to make sure that you're implementing positive mental health practices in your own life?
"Agoraphobia needs avoidance in order to survive".
Agoraphobia is typically onset following one or two panic attacks; usually striking when you are back in the scenario you had the previous attack. So how do you know if you suffer from Agoraphobia, or if it is just a legitimate response to an genuinely unsafe situation?
In the 6th grade, my middle school had an acting company put on a musical called 'Am I Normal?'. It was a remake of that (hilarious) film about puberty made back in the '70's. Actors swung around from what looked like scaffolding as all of the kids slumped down in their seat, snickering about how lame it was.