Did you know that your relationship attachment style can tell you more about the kind of people you will attract and whether those relationships will work or not almost more than any other factors?
Scroll below to see what it all means.
Once you have taken the quiz linked above you’ll have a better idea of how your attachment style affects your relationships.
If you are:
Avoidant: If you are avoidant you’ll find that those who are Anxious are attracted to you and will try, usually unsuccesfully to get close to you. In which case you’ll feel suffocated and push them away. Avoidants and other avoidants RARELY can have a relationship. They are both too quick to bail at any sign of closeness or intimacy.
Anxious: If you are anxious you tend to gravitate to those who are either secure or avoidant in an effort to win their affection. Anxious/Avoidant relationships are common, but they are a difficult struggle. Anxious/Secure relationships are usually hopeful. The secure person is able to anchor the relationship with security and relieve the anxious person’s fears.
Secure: If you are secure then you can easily have healthy relationships with those who are also secure and also oftentimes with those who are Anxious. Having a relationship with an avoidant is hard for any attachment style.
Research is now showing that people who are plagued by anxiety and/or depression are more prone to obesity and weight gain over time. People who have anxiety or depression or both are 3 times more likely to become obese than those who do not have those symptoms.
There are a few reasons this can happen:
1. People who are suffering from mental health problems can turn to food for comfort. This can lead to weight gain.
2. The same physiological imbalances that are causing the mental health issue may also be disrupting hunger and digestion.
3. The weight gain may be causing depression symptoms.
4. Lack of exercise – A lack of exercise is linked to both depression and to weight gain.
Weight Loss Solutions:
If you find yourself struggling with weight gain:
1. Exercise! Exercise is the single greatest thing you can do for your mental health! Instead of reaching for that high calorie snack, go on a run or a short hike! You’ll feel better and curb sugar cravings!
2. Sleep – Make sure you get enough sleep. If you feel better mentally you’ll be less likely to seek for comfort food and snacks.
3. Count Calories – Counting calories, especially if you are heavier on protein than carbs is a fast and effective way to drop those extra pounds. Once you have some small success. You’ll start feeling better about yourself!
Do you feel like you have constant anxiety no matter whats going on in your life? Maybe you are predisposed to being anxious because of your zodiac sign? Click through the slideshow below to see!
There are many things you can do to combat anxiety. Try meditation. Meditation is a great way to stay in the present, clear your head and calm yourself down. Daily meditation is recommended for anyone who struggles with anxiety.
Another great way to relieve anxiety is exercise. It helps you feel good and floods your brain with endorphins. Walking or running in nature is also a great way to feel uplifted, calm and re energized.
If you are unable to find relief from your anxiety after trying the things listed above. Consider talking to a medical professional to see if medication might be what you need to relieve your anxiety symptoms.
Do you struggle with depression? Did you know that some astrological signs are more likely to be depressed than others? If you struggle with feelings of helplessness, sadness, anxiety, fear, worry or anger then you might have an issue with depression. If you find yourself with depression symptoms, consider visiting a counselor to see what can be done to help you feel better. Other things that help with depression are exercise, eating healthy, getting enough sleep and there are also supplements that can help with depression.
Hopefully this zodiac information was insightful for you! Knowing zodiac signs can help you figure people out!
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder is really tough. It can lead to a significant number of negative thoughts and cause you to struggle with day to day tasks. Difficult to diagnose, BPD is a serious medical illness so if you’re concerned you’re suffering from these symptoms, it’s important to contact a medical professional.
Fear of Abandonment
If you are consistently scared of people leaving you or being left alone, then there’s a chance you’re struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder. Most people don’t like being left on their own, but this is a much more severe feeling where you feel like people could desert you and never come back to you. If you find yourself overly clingy or attached to relationships (both romantic and platonic) then there’s a chance you could have borderline personality disorder.
Depression or Mood Swings
Another signal of BPD is when you catch yourself having sudden mood swings or being continually depressed. It’s hard to recognise this sign in yourself but your friends and family might mention that it feels like you’re acting differently or your mood keeps switching. Everyone’s mood can change moment to moment, the same as we can all feel down occasionally, so this symptom becomes an indicator of BPD if you find it consistently happening and are unable to shake these negative feelings.
Do you continually feel like you aren’t enough? If you’re struggling with low self-esteem alongside some of these other symptoms, then it might be the result of you suffering from borderline personality disorder. It’s common to be your own harshest critic, but unreasonably judging yourself and not being able to celebrate your own successes can be an indication that this is a more severe mood disorder.
Inability to Think About the Future
Another sign of borderline personality disorder is if you are struggling to plan for the future or think about plans in advance. It’s a part of ordinary life to be able to set goals for the future and imagine things you could achieve, but if thinking beyond the immediate future is painful or unimaginable then there’s a chance that you might have borderline personality disorder.
It can be hard to accept that you have Borderline Personality Disorder as initially these symptoms alone may not feel like a big deal. However, the combination of fighting these on a daily basis can be exhausting and so it’s important to seek the help available. A doctor will be able to diagnose your symptoms and help you to establish sustainable coping methods and a treatment plan to improve your standard of living.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have a huge impact upon an individual’s daily life, causing them serious side effects. A traumatic or high stress incident can be the trigger of PTSD in individuals. It can be difficult to diagnose as symptoms can take anything from 1 month to years later to appear after the initial traumatic incident.
Here are some of the most common signs you are suffering from PTSD:
The most common and well known symptom, re-experiencing is when you begin to feel the emotions, physical pain or anxiety associated with the incident again. This can be through nightmares, or sudden flashbacks, and will usually leave you questioning what happened and why. These feelings of guilt and regret around the incident can lead you to feel insecure and hold off from sharing these feelings with others, which will only cause them to worsen.
Anxiety (or Hyperarousal)
If following your traumatic event you’re continually feeling on edge or anxious about something bad happening again, this might be a sign of PTSD. This will stop you from being able to fully relax and can even cause insomnia, as well as an inability to focus or mood swings as you feel on edge.
Avoidance and Numbing
The third sign of PTSD is when you begin to avoid certain situations which could cause more anxiety, e.g. social situations, activities or people that remind you of the trauma. You also may feel numb and distant from others and your previous life before the incident. This feeling can cause you to be reluctant to spend time with friends or family or to open up about how you’re feeling. If you’re struggling with PTSD, it’s important to try to not block your support system out like this.
Negativity and Mood Swings
The final indicator you could have PTSD is if you start experiencing significant changes in mood, and in particular negative thoughts about yourself or others. Whether it’s guilt, shame, betrayal or overall depression, these negative thoughts can have a significant impact on your enjoyment of life.
These four major signs can indicate that you might be suffering from a PTSD after an event. Sometimes an individual may not even realise how big an impact the event had on their life, and can brush off these signs of PTSD. It’s important to understand the PTSD is a medical condition that requires support from a professional to resolve, so it’s essential you seek help if you believe you might be suffering from it.
Anxiety comes in many forms – phobia, anxiety attacks, social anxiety, and panic attacks. It is a common disorder, affecting about 40 million people in the United States. Anxiety supplements are a popular alternative to medications and work faster than long-term treatments such as therapy. With so many products available in the market, it is difficult to know which supplements can work and which are not likely to work. Below is a list of five best supplements that can help with anxiety.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen herb known for reducing anxiety and stress in humans. It helps the adrenals to respond to stressful situations by producing stress hormones when you require them and stopping production when you don’t require them. It improves anxiety symptoms by destroying free radicals that cause damage to the body and brain. It also improves the immune system, sleep, and focus.
2. Kava Root
Kava is one of the most scientifically successful supplements for anxiety. According to several studies, kava root can be an effective treatment for anxiety because it’s a non-hypnotic and non-addictive anxiolytic. It works by inducing euphoria and stimulating dopamine receptors. It should be taken under the guidance of a health care provider since it can interact with certain medications.
3. GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)
GABA is an amino acid responsible for reducing anxiety in the nervous system as well as relaxing your muscles. It is produced in the body but is often deficient in those with anxiety. GABA supplements can be found in your local vitamin or health food store. In addition to relieving anxiety, it’s also used to relieve insomnia, stabilize blood sugar, reduce pain, and burn fat.
Magnesium deficiency is one of the most prevalent deficiencies in adults and is known to increase anxiety and depression. Magnesium helps calm the nervous system and relax your muscles. It’s commonly used to treat anxiety, muscle aches, poor digestion, and insomnia. Look for high-quality forms of magnesium, such as magnesium citrate, chloride, and chelate, which the body absorbs better.
5. Vitamin B Complex
B vitamins are great for combating stress and anxiety, and stabilizing your mood. Vitamin B6, in particular, is a good natural remedy for anxiety as it serves to balance blood sugar levels, boost mood, and maintain a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B12 fights chronic stress, depression and mood disorders. Research has found those with anxiety and depression to have low levels of all B vitamins.
Do sappy commercials pull on your heart strings? Do you feel other people’s joy and pain? Some might call it being oversensitive. You might have been picked on for it at one point in your life. This may have caused you to protect your heart. Maybe you’re denying the sensitive, emotional person you are for fear of being judged. The thing is, emotional people have so much to give to others. You’re intuitive and expressive. You have an endless well of love and compassion for others. Don’t deny it of yourself. Brain scans have even found that a sensitive person has a sensitive nervous system. This can explain any feelings of being overwhelmed when there’s a lot of noise. Here are some signs that can indicate if you’re a sensitive person. 1. You Feel Everything As an emotional person, you tend to feel a lot and it can happen all at once. You might not even be able to grasp onto what you’re actually feeling. Are you happy or sad? Anxious or excited? It could be all at once for the emotional person. Of course it’s seriously intense to manage but it’s also a beautiful thing. You know you’re alive and with any negative emotions you feel, you also intensely feel the good emotions. You can feel deep joy that others will never know. It’s all about taking the good with the bad. 2. You Let Out a lot of Tears You will cry a lot. This includes crying with joy when you see something beautiful. Movies and commercials can get those tears streaming down your face too. It might freak others out but they don’t get that you’re not at the end of your rope. Tears can fall for the smallest things for you so it’s not always some painful, heartbreaking feeling that invokes them. You might even enjoy the release of crying. If you’re a deeply emotional breed of human, you’d rather let out your tears and feel everything than be numb to life. 3. Anxiety May Arise in Social Situations As an emotional person, you can feel energy around you. This can make it difficult to be around a lot of people, especially if the vibe isn’t great. If you’re sensitive, you may worry that you’ve hurt someone’s feelings because your feelings can be hurt so easily. Social anxiety can kick in. The most important thing to remember is not to jump to conclusions about the people around you. Remember that you are sensitive and you may be overanalyzing situations. 4. You May Be an Introvert Often, being emotional and being an introvert go hand in hand. This is not always the case but when you’re emotional, you’re sensitive to stimuli. This means you don’t like big crowds and loud music. You don’t want to partake in intense, controversial conversations. You are going to be more affected by these situations than other people. It is possible that you’re an extrovert however. If you are, you will benefit from getting out of your own emotional head and breaking any negative thought patterns that often plague you. Either way, you can find a balance in your life. 5. You Are an Awesome Partner and Friend You are a wonderful person to be around. As an emotional person, you don’t just tend to your own feelings but to others as well. Your relationships are deeply meaningful and you’re very aware of the people in your life. You go out of your way to brighten their days and to make them happier. When they need you, you make yourself available. You are intuitive too so if a friend needs help, you’ll usually know before they ask for it. If you have healthy people in your life, they will cherish it and you will receive much in return. The caution here is that unhealthy people will take advantage of you. There is a possibility you could take on a doormat roll. It’s best that you focus your energy on people that are caring and compassionate. Thanks to your keen emotional guidance system, you will know who the good guys are in life.