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🌐 The Science of Behavior: How Psychology Deciphers the Mysteries of the Mind 🌐

Mysteries of the Mind

Have you ever wondered why certain people seem to be more successful than others? Or why some people are drawn to unhealthy eating patterns, while others remain healthier? The answer lies in the science of behavior—psychology’s explanation of how behaviors work and how they relate to the mind. Behavior can be broken down into three specific categories: biological, cognitive, and behavioral. Learning the basics of each will help you explain why other people may act the way they do in certain situations.

✔️ Research the Science Behind Behavior

Why do we do what we do? It’s a question that has been asked for centuries, but it is only now that psychologists are beginning to understand how behavior influences our minds. The science behind behavior is complex and multifaceted, with various factors all working together to produce thoughts and emotions. This includes biological factors such as genetics, brain chemistry and environment. Understanding the science behind behavior can help us better understand ourselves and those around us. For example, there is much research surrounding depression and anxiety which suggests they stem from chemical imbalances in the brain. Similarly, understanding the theory behind obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can help explain why someone might compulsively wash their hands or check a lock over and over again.

✔️ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves changing thoughts and behaviors in order to manage feelings and improve mental health. With CBT, clients learn more effective ways to deal with life’s challenges by examining the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviorbehaviorss. It encourages them to think about how they react differently when they are feeling certain emotions and then try new things until they find healthier responses. The emphasis on this therapy is on what people can do in the present moment to change problematic patterns without dwelling too much on why these problems happen or fixating on past events.

✔️ Parenting & Childhood Mental Health

Childhood mental health is an issue that parents all over the world struggle with. It’s difficult to know if your child is struggling or not because there isn’t always a clear sign. But, it is important to be aware and sensitive to your child’s needs so you can be proactive in preventing problems from arising.
There are many factors that play into mental health issues, but one major contributor is behavior which leads back to psychology. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), the study of human thought, emotion, and behavior focuses on how these things impact people’s lives. Studies show that behavior affects brain chemistry as well as levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin – chemicals that help control moods – which also affect our moods. In other words, how we behave dictates how we think and feel as well as how we treat others.

✔️ Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), & Mental Health Conditions

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has been exposed to a traumatic event, like military combat, sexual assault, or natural disasters. It’s not uncommon for someone who suffers from PTSD to experience nightmares and flashbacks for years after the event. People with PTSD often find it difficult to experience positive emotions like happiness and pleasure because they fear being retraumatized by everyday life. Individuals who suffer from PTSD also have a greater risk of developing other mental health conditions like depression and substance abuse. The prevalence rates for these other conditions in people with PTSD are high at about 76%.
But here’s where things get interesting–it’s not just those with PTSD that are affected. Family members of those who live with this condition also show symptoms of distress including severe insomnia, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of anger and sadness towards the individual with PTSD.

✔️ Mental Health Disorders by Category

Psychology and mental health are a multifaceted field that is still being researched and studied. Mental health disorders are diseases that affect people’s mood, thoughts, behavior and physical well-being. There are many people, and many different kinds of mental illness. Which can be further categorized into types such as personality disorders, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. While these all have different symptoms, treatments vary from counseling to medication. The science behind how psychology deciphers the mysteries of the mind is still being explored but it has been found that by understanding how we act on behaviors it may help us better understand our minds. It seems like a paradox but if one wants to change their current state they must first study their own behavior in order to understand what about themselves needs changing.

The connection to the mind and behavior is interesting. So much can affect the reaction of behavior. The mind is a powerful foundation to life. Thinking, functioning, and living impact behavior as we know it. The connection will always be mysterious, if you really think about it. 🦋

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della💞🦋

🚪When Illness Comes Knocking, Beware of Unpredictable Behavior🚪

Unpredictable

Just because someone appears to be exhibiting out of character behaviors when they are sick, doesn’t mean that they are not responsible for their actions or that they can’t control themselves any longer. In fact, the opposite may be true; sometimes the stress of being sick and in pain takes people outside of their comfort zones and they seek out outlets to relieve stress and anxiety (often in ways that are negative). For medical professionals and caregivers, it’s critical to recognize the warning signs of behaviors gone rogue and take proactive steps to protect others from harm.

Mental Health
It’s not uncommon for the symptoms of an illness to make people behave in uncharacteristically out-of-character ways. The unpredictability can be attributed to a number of factors, including the severity and type of illness, as well as the person’s coping skills.
But it can also be due to something called somatization disorder. This is when a person experiences physical pain or discomfort but does not have any underlying medical explanation for it. They will often misattribute the symptom to another condition they are aware of, like irritable bowel syndrome or depression.
This may sound like the opposite of hypochondria– someone who imagines their health problems are worse than they really are– but there are some subtle differences between the two conditions.

Bipolar Disorder
A mood disorder in which the person’s moods swings from periods of over-excitement (mania) or irritability (depression) to periods of sadness and low energy.
Mood swings can be severe, with rapid changes to emotional states that may last only hours or days. These changes are often unpredictable, and may result in a person’s temperament and personality changing dramatically.
The symptoms affect a person’s thoughts and feelings as well as their physical state. An episode is also likely to have a noticeable impact on how they act and interact with others. Bipolar Disorder has some common warning signs including difficulty sleeping, restlessness, talking excessively, racing thoughts, high levels of creativity and impulsiveness. Although there is no cure for this illness it can be managed with medication if diagnosed early enough.

Personality Disorders
Some personality disorders are linked to mental illnesses that can cause severe out of character behavior. A person with bipolar disorder may act impulsively or unpredictably when manic, while someone with paranoid personality disorder might become aggressive and irrational as they worry about things that others would find trivial. It’s important to be aware that people experiencing a mental health crisis may not always make rational decisions or know what they’re doing. Talk to them calmly and offer help if you think it’s needed. Give space and provide care without asking too many questions. If the person doesn’t want to talk about what’s going on, don’t press for information—just be there for them instead. Offer the person coping skills like meditation or deep breathing exercises so they have some tools at their disposal to use when feeling overwhelmed by their emotions.

Drug Addiction
People who suffer from drug addiction are susceptible to many different types of behavior. If they are not in the middle of an episode, they may be a completely different person. They may seem friendly and outgoing but when they need their next fix, they will become aggressive and demanding. Drug addiction is hard to control because there is always that craving for the drug. People who have this addiction will try anything to get more drugs and it usually ends up being something illegal like robbery or breaking and entering. It can lead to jail time, family problems and financial problems. Alcoholism: Alcoholism also causes unpredictable out of character behavior because alcohol affects people differently. It makes some people mellow while others act out aggressively with violent tendencies.

What Can We Do to Help?
If you’re a caregiver and need to step back for a while, it’s important to have an open dialogue with your loved one. Let them know what’s going on, that you care about their feelings and that they’re not alone. Ask them if they would like help coming up with a plan for when you’re not around. It can be as simple as providing a list of friends or family members they might contact in the event they need assistance or calling ahead to let the pharmacy know how many prescriptions are needed each week. You can also explore different living arrangements such as assisted living facilities or nursing homes, both before and after there is an emergency situation where these are necessary. Knowing how much time you will be absent will make all these arrangements easier. For example, deciding whether someone needs more care now so you don’t have to rush finding something later. When choosing between alternative living arrangements, always think about what would best suit your loved one’s needs now and in the future (i.e., having access to medical care).

Mental Health Awareness
Anxiety and depression are a common occurrence in people with chronic illness. When the person is already struggling to deal with their physical pain, it can be hard for them to have a panic attack when they are struggling to cope. The mind becomes the enemy when they cannot control what is happening. Their thoughts become their worst enemies which causes an irrational fear that something bad will happen if they don’t take action.
A lot of these behaviors are often dismissed as childish or immature but this is not the case. Mental health issues should not be ignored and should not be used as an excuse to stop treatment. Educating oneself on symptoms and treatments can help reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses. There are so many factors that go into mental health including genetics, medication side effects, chronic stressors such as finances, relationships and other illnesses. There is no one size fits all answer for mental health disorders.

Mental illness is a battle that can alter behavior. The nature of behavior can impact those we love. Even though one’s behavior is a mental illness state, it’s not always excusable. However, it’s important to know it is an illness. Sometimes being out of character can’t be controlled. But the help available can prevent future effects on others.

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 🦋 – Della 🦋

Mental Health: Common Symptoms That Work Together

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Mental health is a very important part of overall health and wellness. It is not something that you can see or feel, but it is a very real condition that affects every individual in their own way. Mental illnesses are highly treatable with therapy, medication or both. However, there are some warning signs that indicate you should seek help immediately if you notice them in yourself or others:

Self-destructive behavior

You might be tempted to think that self-destructive behavior is a symptom of a mental health problem. But it’s actually the opposite: self-destructive behavior is a trigger for other concerns.

It’s true that in some cases, people with mental health issues are more likely to engage in self-destructive behavior like substance abuse or risky sex because they’re trying to cope with the symptoms of their disorder. But in many other cases, self-destructive behaviors can cause or exacerbate mental health issues.

Drug use can lead to addiction and make it harder for you to focus on your work or other activities. Sexual promiscuity can lead to STDs and unwanted pregnancies. These things can also drain your finances, making it harder for you to pay bills and buy food—which could cause stress and anxiety, which could lead to depression.

Self-destructive behaviors are not caused by mental health problems—they are triggered by them. When you’re feeling stressed out or anxious or depressed, it’s important not only to get help from professionals who specialize in treating those issues but also to take steps that reduce your stress levels and increase your happiness levels!

Avoiding friends and family

Avoiding friends and family is a sign of depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder.

If you are avoiding friends and family, this could be your first clue that you have a mental health issue such as depression or PTSD. It may also be the result of dealing with an ongoing crisis, such as being in an abusive relationship or caring for someone who has cancer. You don’t have to feel guilty about it—it’s normal to withdraw from people when we are struggling with our own problems.

Trouble concentrating

Difficulty concentrating is a common symptom of many mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. It can be difficult for you to focus on your schoolwork or work responsibilities, or it may be difficult for you to attend to conversations with family members or friends. You might also have trouble paying attention during conversations with others.

How can I get help?

If you are suffering from difficulty concentrating, there are many ways that you can find support and treatment. You should start by talking with a trusted adult, who can help guide you through the process of getting treatment. If this is not an option, consider calling one of the hotlines listed at the end of this document; they offer free services that will connect people in need of help with counselors who can provide information about available resources in their area

Sudden weight loss or gain

  • Sudden weight loss or gain can be a sign of an eating disorder. If you’ve lost a lot of weight suddenly, it could be that you’re suffering from an eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both serious mental illnesses that negatively affect your body image and food intake. They can also lead to other health problems if left untreated for long periods of time, so if this is happening to you, see a professional immediately!
  • Gaining too much weight might be a sign of depression or another medical condition. While gaining weight does not necessarily mean that someone is depressed or has another mental illness—sometimes people just gain more muscle mass than usual—it could still indicate something serious going on in their life that needs attention right away! If this happens often enough over time without any explanation, then there may indeed be some underlying issue causing this behavior pattern to manifest itself outwardly on such regular basis; it might be worth checking into further before deciding whether or not treatment is necessary at all

Withdrawing from activities they once enjoyed

Mental health is about more than just being well. It’s about being well and feeling content with yourself, your life, and the way you’re living it. The best way to achieve this is by staying active in hobbies or activities that make you happy.

For example: if you used to enjoy playing video games but find yourself losing interest in them lately (or have stopped playing altogether), then maybe it’s time for a change of pace! What else do you enjoy? Do some research online or ask around until something catches your eye—you may be surprised by what comes up! Once you’ve found something that interests you enough to make an effort at pursuing it, try setting aside time each day—even if only for 20 minutes at first—to devote yourself fully while doing so. This will help ensure success with sticking with it long term as well as provide incentive to keep making time for those things important enough not only for mental health but also overall wellbeing in general.”

Loss of energy or fatigue

This one is a no-brainer. If you’re feeling tired, it’s probably because you’ve been up all night worrying about something. Anxiety and depression can both cause this, as well as many other issues like stress and fear.

If you’re constantly experiencing feelings of exhaustion and have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, it could be an indicator that something else is going on with your mental health.

Feeling restless, fidgety, or irritable

If you are feeling restless, fidgety, or irritable, this may be a sign that you have depression. It is common for people who are depressed to feel restless and irritated. These feelings can make it hard for them to sit still or concentrate on anything for long periods of time. In some cases, these feelings may be a symptom of bipolar disorder (which causes extreme mood swings). Restlessness and irritability are also signs of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), a mental illness that occurs after someone experiences trauma such as war or abuse.

If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or others, get help right away.

If you notice any of the following symptoms in yourself or in others, get help right away:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Flashbacks, nightmares and other repetitive thoughts or memories
  • Substance abuse/alcoholism. If you’re drinking more than usual, taking drugs or medications to cope with your feelings, experiencing withdrawal symptoms from substance abuse/alcoholism (e.g., seizures), or feeling particularly “high” after using substances like marijuana for a long time without stopping—these are all signs that you might need help coping with addiction issues. In addition to counseling and therapy sessions with an addiction therapist who specializes in PTSD treatment methods, many veterans also find that peer support groups are helpful for overcoming their addictions so they can focus on healing properly instead of just managing their symptoms.

If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or others, get help right away. Mental health is too important to ignore and should be treated as soon as possible. There are many ways to deal with these issues from therapy to medication but always remember that your mental health is worth it!

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings snd much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della 💞 🦋

🗝 Key to Understanding Anxiety: How to Identify Your Triggers

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Hiding from Anxiety
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Sometimes life just makes one feel sheltered or hidden from the world. Ever feel like hiding under a box? Or to overwhelmed to deal with situations or daily routine? You may experience anxiety. This post will be in-depth on anxiety and triggers. Read more…

When you have anxiety, it’s as if your brain is constantly on high alert. Your mind might be filled with images of the worst case scenario, and those thoughts can quickly lead to an increase in stress, tension, and fear. These responses are all part of the fight-or-flight response that our bodies are designed with in order to protect us from danger. Fortunately, there are various techniques that you can use to help manage your anxiety when it begins to creep up on you unexpectedly. The more that you understand about anxiety, the easier it will be to recognize the triggers and control them before they spiral out of control. Here are some strategies for managing your anxiety and reducing its negative effects:

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the feeling of worry and nervousness that many people experience when they are in a situation that is new or challenging. Anxiety can be an occasional and normal reaction to stress. But a certain amount of anxiety can become a problem when it interferes with your daily life and lasts longer than four weeks. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that the cost of anxiety disorders in the U.S. is $42 billion, which includes the cost of health care, medications, and lost productivity at work. People with anxiety disorders may experience a range of symptoms, including restlessness, trouble sleeping, irritability, muscle tension, sweating, difficulty concentrating, and frequent urination. These symptom can cause one to feel more irritated and uncomfortable at times.

Types of Anxiety

– General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Generalized anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions. People with this disorder experience excessive worry and anxiety about daily events and activities. The worry is disproportionate to the situation and interferes with daily functioning. – Panic Disorder – Panic disorder is characterized by recurrent panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror frequently accompanied by physical symptoms like shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea, and numbness or tingling in the limbs. Some people with panic disorder have a fear of future panic attacks.

– Social Anxiety Disorder – Those with social anxiety disorder experience intense fear and nervousness in social or performance situations, such as public speaking, joining a group, or meeting new people.

– Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common types of anxiety disorders. People with PTSD experience severe anxiety in response to triggers that remind them of a past trauma.

– Specific Phobias – Specific phobias are irrational fears of specific places, people, or situations that pose little or no real danger. Common phobias include a fear of spiders, snakes, mice, or public speaking. – Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Generalized anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions. People with this disorder experience excessive worry and anxiety about daily events and activities. The worry is disproportionate to the situation and interferes with daily functioning.

Anxiety is a natural feeling that everyone experiences from time to time. It becomes a disorder when it is prolonged and interferes with your daily life. Anxiety disorders can range from mild to severe and are treated with a combination of medication and therapy. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Managing your anxiety starts with identifying your triggers and finding the best methods for reducing your anxiety levels when they get too high.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Blessing and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della🦋

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🧭 Anxiety

    An unsettling moment when the chest and body become tight clammy, warm feeling that smothers the body unexpectedly, making it difficult to breathe, just like gasping for air. The feeling is unpleasant, uncomfortable as anxiety just shows up. Uninvited with a struggling intense fear, emotion, or trigger induced anxiety attack.

Learn to Recognize the Signs of Excessive Worry Anxiety disorder is the most common mental disorder in the United States, affecting up to 18 percent of the population. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental health diagnoses that result in excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry. These disorders change the way a person processes emotions and behaves, as well as causing physical symptoms. People with these disorders experience feelings of fear and insecurity that interfere with daily activities and last for 6 months or more.    

People with anxiety disorders often experience intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. People with GAD worry endlessly about everyday issues such as health, money, or family issues, even when they realize there is little reason to worry.    

Anxiety is an intense feeling of anxiety or discomfort, often a situation with uncertain outcomes, when we are faced with something stressful. At lower levels, anxiety, often referred to as “stress,” can be a healthy and motivating response to a specific life situation.    

It can be difficult to relate to these issues, and as a result, many people don’t know how best to help a person with anxiety. If you feel that your anxiety is excessive, distressing, and/or interfering with your daily activities or functioning, it is important to see a mental health professional. When anxiety is frequent, intense, severe, and prolonged, causing constant discomfort and suffering, it is important to discuss this with your doctor. Illness-induced anxiety disorder includes symptoms of severe anxiety or panic that are directly related to health problems.    

Typically, anxiety disorders involve recurring episodes of intense anxiety and sudden bouts of fear or terror that peak within minutes (panic attacks). Everyone experiences these panic attacks from time to time, but with panic disorder, the attacks are regular and a source of anxiety in themselves. When a person experiences repeated panic attacks and is concerned about future panic attacks or their consequences (e.g.    

It’s not always easy to recognize when anxiety is causing you to feel or act differently. If you’re feeling anxious, it’s important to understand what’s causing it, how it’s different from normal stress, and what types of anxiety you might be experiencing.    

In severe cases, such as some we’ll see below, anxiety can lead to uncontrollable disorientation, fear or anxiety, and the inability to think clearly or make good decisions. Social anxiety disorder causes people to avoid social situations and interpersonal contact so that everyday life becomes extremely difficult.    

Each person experience anxiety in different ways. Knowing how your situation can be triggered can reduce future attacks. Once you are aware of the intensity of your anxiety attack. Different medications and techniques can help prevent future anxiety attacks. Its okay to ask for help. Take care of yourself.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Blessings and much love.. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 🦋

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📻Music Shrinks Anxiety, Depression And Even Obesity

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I can remember as a kid, a radio played in the kitchen morning til late evening. Frankly music had an impact on my mental health and mood. The background music benefits to concentrate and focus, was unconscious yet impressive results. Read more on ways music can benefit your life.

Music is a powerful tool in our lives. It can make us feel happy, sad, anxious and even remember certain moments in time. There are many benefits of listening to music and it has been shown that music decreases stress, anxiety, and depression which can help promote a positive mood.

The power of music

We all know that music has the power to soothe the soul. But did you know that it can also have a positive effect on your physical health? Studies have shown that music can help reduce anxiety, depression and even obesity.

So if you’re feeling stressed or down, put on your favorite tunes and let the music work its magic. And if you’re trying to lose weight, consider making music a part of your workout routine. It’ll make the time fly by and may even help you burn more calories.

Benefits of Music on Mood

It’s no secret that music can have a powerful effect on our mood. Uplifting tunes can boost our spirits and help us to feel more positive, while depressing songs can cause us to feel down and low. But did you know that music can also help to reduce anxiety, depression and even obesity?

Studies have shown that listening to music can help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This in turn can lead to reduced levels of anxiety and depression. In one study, patients who listened to music for just 30 minutes per day experienced a significant reduction in their symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Music can also help us to control our emotions. When we feel angry or stressed, listening to calming music can help us to relax and feel more in control. By reducing the level of cortisol in our bodies, music can also help us to reduce our appetite and lose weight.

So if you’re feeling anxious, depressed or even obese, don’t reach for the pills – reach for your iPod!

How to Deal with Stress

It’s no secret that music has the power to affect our moods. Uplifting tunes can boost our spirits and calm us down when we’re feeling stressed. But did you know that music can also help reduce anxiety, depression and even obesity?

A recent study found that listening to music for just 30 minutes a day can help shrink your anxiety levels by up to 21%. Other research has shown that music therapy can be an effective treatment for depression, with patients reporting lower levels of anxiety and stress after just eight weeks of treatment.

And if you’re trying to lose weight, don’t forget to add some music to your workout routine! Resources indicate people who listen to music while exercising burn more calories and enjoy their workouts more than those who don’t.

So next time you’re feeling stressed, anxious or down, reach for your favorite tunes and let the healing power of music work its magic!

Different types of music that can help

When it comes to music and its ability to help people, there are many different genres that can provide assistance. From classical to alternative rock, different types of music can have a positive impact on those struggling with anxiety, depression, and even obesity. While everyone may have their own personal favorite type of music, the following genres have all been shown to be effective in helping people:

  1. Classical Music: One of the most popular genres for its ability to help with focus and concentration, classical music has also been shown to be helpful in reducing anxiety and depression. Resources prove that patients who listen to classical music prior to surgery have less anxiety and pain afterwards.
  2. Jazz: Often thought of as happy and upbeat, jazz has also been found to be helpful in fighting depression. An interesting study, even found that jazz was more effective than medication in treating patients with mild-to-moderate depression.
  3. Pop: While some may find pop music to be too “happy”, the genre has actually been shown to be beneficial for those struggling with anxiety and depression. The positive and optimistic messages in pop songs can help boost mood and provide a much-needed distraction from negative thoughts.

There is no doubt that music has a powerful effect on the human mind and body. From reducing anxiety and depression to shrinking obesity, music can have a profound impact on our overall health. If you are struggling with any of these issues, we encourage you to give music a try. You might be surprised at just how much it can help.

We all know that music has the power to soothe the soul, but did you know that it can also have a positive impact on your physical health? From reducing anxiety and depression to even shrinking obesity, music is a powerful tool that should not be underestimated. If you are struggling with any of these issues, consider incorporating music into your life and see how it can help you achieve better health.

Until our minds meet again, be safe out there. Blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Mind’s Matter 🦋 🌼- Della 🦋

Oh Life is, 🦋 being Human

Climbing the brick wall, Life

As normal, the day seemed to be going well. Happiness was part of waking up, and the day was full of productive events. Later, throughout the day plans are on schedule as planned.
Somewhere in our moment of happiness – unexpectedly, our day turns shifting to leave us feeling some different kind of way. While feeling some kind of joy and cheerfulness, the change kicks in. Possible breakup with a partner, a flat tire, unexpected expense, a sudden death, a co-parenting conflict involving a child, job loss, a domestic violence matter, or just a sickness, the list goes on and on. An event that leaves us feeling uncomfortable. That situation, consciously or unconsciously affects the next minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and possibly years to come.,
Unfortunately, no one ever wants to feel the pain that comes with the mental challenges we are dealt with..

At times, it just seems unfair, wondering what we might have done to have such pain thrown at us.. Why me? One might ask. Why must this happen to me? What have I done to deserve this? Questions we all often ask ourselves, and never do we get an answer… Answers always are comforting; it’s not your fault, smoothing out the pain, to help each other through the situation. Even with our best supporter, words are just words.. Most times we barely hear what is being said. At the moment, we feel as being paralyzed, numb, speechless, and blank-minded.
The mind and body stop, almost like the blood supply just froze – in time. In that moment nothing could feel, see, touch, or hear, in the presence of life.. Everything besides actual death, seems to have taken place within the mind and body. A shutdown without notice, just unfunctionable to exist. Our so-called life just crumbled, pain stricken to feel non-existent.
To gather thoughts or get up and move seems impossible. How does this happen to our body and mind all at once? There is no answer; there is no logical explanation.. Yes, the struggle becomes reality. Our reality… Our moment of reality, to face. What shall I do next? The truth is there a million dollar question we all ask? How do I fix this? Can I do this alone? Our soul screams on the inside, begging for help. We are silent. Why are we afraid to ask for help? Just one truth – we are human. Just being human, we are tossed into hell, chewed up, slightly battered, bruised, rolled, tumbled, beaten, criticized, and told to suck it up, your fine – and to function. Function? I repeat “FUNCTION”. If thinking and moving is functioning, plus responsibilities are part of being able to function; Hell No!


Functioning can be devastating to those who experience life-changing events for the first time. My encounter with function is far from close during my life-changing events.
Life is the answer. Searching to find the solution to our challenges, obstacles, and pain – truth is called life. From our first breath and vision of light – straight out of the womb our fight to survive has begun. Babies are born with illness or never get an opportunity to see the light. I can relate to miscarriage in early pregnancy. This is horrible to even write. No amount of time can stop our minds from all the what-ifs, had I, wish I would have moments, but none of that changes anything. If people would see the reality; the struggle to survive, then the picture of life would be different.

Being a perception of that badass, fearless, invisible superhero does not excuse or eliminate you from pain. just because one claims the name badass. That stigma is a novelty written into your inability to chance or face life-altering events. It’s not a draw for tickets – to chance. It’s just life taking, it’s course. …
For those who feel exempt from life’s course of challenges, please step forward. Don’t tell the secret. Just give a hint on how to avoid challenges in life we face at times? Trust me, I have suited up in the best armor and strong intentions to face life. Every time I got knocked on my ass, weak and non-existing in the world. Took the beaten path over and over again. Life does not stop for anyone or anything, not even lend a hand at times.
So in regards to being a badass, what eliminates pain? Substance abuse, alcohol, medication, illegal drugs, any form of numbing effect. Take me out of this world – doesn’t that reason with why addiction exists? My friends, we are only human. Yes, I was and possibly will be the first one to push and shove to the front line of addiction. – when unknown trauma happens.


We are not taught how to deal with tragedy, fear, bullying, pain, death, illness, trauma, separation, divorce, debt, homelessness, personal attacks, etc. We are not experts at life until we expire and leave this earth. Simply because we are challenged face to face one-on-one with life or death. Surviving life is challenging.


This is the definition of a mental health crisis. You are not alone. I am right beside you, begging for mercy. I will admit at times, life sucks. Good days and bad days come and go . Unpredictable days never completely go away. They just become manageable (at times).
As a child, if we were able to sign up for life classes, I would have been there. That’s not an option, we are taught first hand unexpectedly. With limited rules, no skipping class on homelessness, debit, death, co-parenting, life-threatening illness, domestic violence, miscarriage, divorce, etc. Those courses are taught in real time settings.
Actually, these events teach us valuable lessons on how to be human. There is no right or wrong answer; different situations affect each of us differently. That’s perfectly okay and normal., One will deal with it regardless of whether you feel exempt or not from the situation. Overtime, those situations catch up to the ability to function, crippling emotions, feelings, and well-being, creating more health concerns in the future.
Our struggles are reality, if everyone in the world played Red Rover🤸🧚🤼🧍we would all be joined holding hands. There is not one individual living who has perfect mental health. If so where do I sign up for lessons on life?


Just something to think about today and everyday forward🎭 we wake up with questions or options each day:. Which mask shall I wear today? Do I feel like my normal self? Or shall I wear my mask to face the world?


Then tomorrow we do it all over again.. The bitter truth is, because no one wants to listen to sadness, other people’s problems, it’s depressing, right? Most conversations start by briefing what someone’s going through. The conversation changes in a short period of time why? Problems take hours and hours to fix and figure out. We are wrapped up in our right now, moment to even really care. We are an army of one, to face and deal with our own challenges. Am I wrong? Tips, ideas, and resources are available, but we listen to or read what we think we help us. It’s self help. Our instinct to look for reasonable answers without asking. Self-help is how we get through life. Learning what works best for our needs. Being your own supporter. Through trial and error we help ourselves push through challenges. Without the self-help feature, our ability to function becomes limited.


Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there . Much love and blessings. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 💘 Della🦋


✂ Mental Unemployment

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How to Overcome Mental Unemployment: A blog about overcoming mental unemployment and being a life hobbyist.

Have you ever felt like your brain is on autopilot? Like you’re just going through the motions of life, but you don’t feel like your mind is engaged? You’re not alone.

Mental unemployment is when your brain is in neutral and needs a jumpstart to get going again.

Do you feel like your brain is always foggy?

Are you constantly forgetting where you put things?

Do you seem to have amnesia when it comes to basic facts, like what day it is or what year we’re in?

Do you feel unmotivated and uninterested in life?

If any of these sound like you, then you may be suffering from a condition called “mental unemployment.”

It can be caused by stress, uncertainty, or lack of motivation. It’s also common if you’ve recently experienced a big change in your life—like getting a new job or moving to a new neighborhood—and need some time to adjust.

The good news is that mental unemployment isn’t permanent! All it takes is some time to refocus on what matters most to you and get back into the swing of things.

I once saw a man on the side of the street with a placard that said, “The Struggle is real, but so is hope.” I have no idea who he was or where he came from, but that quote stuck in my mind. We all have struggles, and sometimes they seem insurmountable. Yet we must remember that there are people out there who care and want to help. We cannot allow ourselves to fall into despair or self-pity. We must keep our chins up and continue to persevere in spite of our setbacks.

Mental unemployment is a state of mind that occurs when you feel like your life is not moving forward. You feel stuck in a rut, like you’re not doing anything with your time or talents. You feel like there’s nothing out there for you to pursue, even if it’s something you really want to do.

This can be caused by many things, including the fact that we live in a world where the economy is constantly shifting and changing, which means that we often have to change our mindsets along with it. We may also have trouble finding our own path or understanding what we really want out of life because it seems so overwhelming—there are so many options available!

But here’s the thing: You don’t have to drown yourself in stress and worry about what’s next for your career! Instead of stressing out over everything that might go wrong (or right), try focusing on what makes you happy in the moment.

You may already know what makes you happy; maybe it’s playing an outdoors sport, ( fishing, hiking, swimming, baseball, etc.,) or taking pictures or writing stories—whatever it is! If not, try thinking back on some interest you wanted to pursue, just never got started. Now could be that time to begin.. Participating in. A hobby or interest can relieve stress and give a productive achievement.

Moving forward, in-depth understanding to build mental employment. Some may not want to talk about the struggles they face. As change can be overwhelming and cause more added stress. We must learn:

What is mental unemployment?

Mental unemployment is when you are unemployed and not looking for a job. You’re enjoying life, but you feel like your mind is still in the workforce, and that you should be doing something productive.

Mental unemployment occurs when you feel like you’re wasting time and not contributing to society or yourself. You may have a lot of ideas for potential businesses or projects, but don’t know where to start or how to move forward with them.

What can I do about it?

One way to overcome mental unemployment is by becoming a life hobbyist. A life hobbyist is someone who does what they enjoy as a hobby, rather than as a job. This means that they don’t get paid for their work, but they do it because they love it! The benefit of this approach is that it allows you to pursue your passions without feeling guilty about being unproductive, because at least you’re doing something that makes you happy!

Acknowledge and accept that things have changed

This is the first step in taking control. It’s also not a passive one, because acceptance doesn’t mean giving up or not trying to change things. It just means acknowledging that your situation has changed and will continue to change, for better or for worse.

Acceptance is about accepting reality as it is right now, not how you’d like it to be—and there’s no shame in that! No matter what happens next, this isn’t going away overnight: We’re all humans with brains that need downtime every once in awhile. So why not make the best of it?

Express your feelings by talking to someone, writing about them, or even shouting them out loud on your own

When you’re feeling down, it can be hard to put your feelings into words. It’s even more difficult when you feel like everyone around you is doing just fine and has no idea what it’s like for you. The best thing to do when this happens is talk to someone about how you’re feeling—someone who will listen without judgment or advice. You could try talking to a family member or close friend, but if those people aren’t available. Talking about the situation will help reduce stress., it allows you to find a solution to the problem. That is simply talking it out loud. If no one is available, try recording your thoughts. Make a recording of your thoughts or situation. Listen to the recording as your helping a friend. Write down your plan of action to fix the situation. This will help improve your motivation which takes us to the next tip:

Keep Active

It’s important to keep your body in good shape, not just for its own sake but also because it can help you stay mentally healthy. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms by increasing the amount of endorphins—the brain’s feel-good chemicals—in your bloodstream. And if you’re worried about being outside or around other people, then do some exercises that don’t require social interaction: there are plenty of videos online from which you can learn various exercises (like yoga or Pilates), or simply practice at home with a set of dumbbells or resistance bands.

If possible, try to get out into nature when you choose your activities: walking in parks is a great way to unwind while enjoying the outdoors and letting go of stressors thanks to its calming effect on the mind and body alike.. What could be any better than to do something that brings happiness?

Do something you enjoy every day

  • Don’t blame yourself for your unemployment. If you’re looking for work and haven’t found anything yet, it’s easy to start blaming yourself. You might think that if you just tried harder or worked longer hours then things would be different. And if only the economy was better…or if I had a better degree…but don’t do this! It won’t help anything and will probably make things worse. Remember:
  • Make a list of things you enjoy doing (and keep adding to it). Think about what activities bring you joy and write them down in one place so that they’re easy to find later on (this will be very helpful). What activities do you love doing? What do they have in common? Why do they make you happy?
  • Do one thing from the list every day. Even if it’s just sitting outside and watching people walk by, try something new once per week. If there are days when nothing on your list seems appealing or possible based on time constraints, then find ways around these obstacles so that at least some part of your list gets crossed off every day!
  • Lastly, when its easy to fall into the cycle of doom and depression. Its always there for a moment, that deepens the obstacle.. The next tip;

Be sensible about drinking alcohol

The idea that alcohol can make you feel better is a myth. It’s an old myth, but it’s still wrong. Alcohol is a depressant and has many negative side effects in the long run, including:

  • Problems with your sleep
  • Relationship problems like arguments and fights
  • Mental health issues such as depression or anxiety

Avoid drugs and smoking

Avoid drugs and smoking.

  • Smoking is bad for your health, and it’s also addictive.
  • Drugs are bad for you, and they’re addictive as well.

Instead of smoking or using drugs:

  • Get a job that you enjoy doing! This will help keep you busy while you’re unemployed (and it’ll be good for your mental health). Try new things like volunteering or taking up a hobby like knitting or playing board games with friends!

Eat a healthy diet

The first step in dealing with mentally unemployed is to make sure you are eating a healthy diet. A healthy diet is one that contains the right amount of nutrients and calories, helps you maintain a healthy weight, and doesn’t contain too many unhealthy ingredients.

It can be hard to tell whether your current diet is healthy or not—it may not seem like it’s enough for your body, but it could be too much if you aren’t active enough. The best way to find out what your specific needs are is by getting a nutritionist who can help guide you toward making changes that will improve both your energy levels and overall health.

In general terms, here are some guidelines:

Don’t run away from your problems; face them head-on

If you are suffering from mental unemployment, it’s important that you face your problems head on. Don’t run away and try to ignore them; instead, try to face them in a way that allows you to deal with them. If they’re too big, don’t be afraid of asking for help or letting someone else look at the problem with fresh eyes.

Plan for the future but don’t get too bogged down worrying about it

While it’s important to plan for the future, don’t get bogged down with worrying about what may or may not happen in the distant future. Worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet is a waste of mental and emotional energy. Instead, be optimistic about what could come next for you. You’ll feel better about yourself and your outlook on life if you focus on positive outcomes instead of negative ones.

Find ways to manage your stress and stay positive regardless of being unemployed

You’re in a tough place right now. The best way to get through it is by finding ways to manage your stress and stay positive regardless of being unemployed. How do you do that? You can try any number of things:

  • Find a job that you like, if possible. If it’s not possible, find another one
  • Find a job that you love, if possible—and maybe even get paid for it!
  • Find a job that will pay you a lot of money—or at least enough so that you won’t feel guilty about spending money on things like food and shelter.
  • Find a job that you can do at home instead of going into an office every day. This could also include helping people online as well as creating content for websites and blogs. Since the pandemic delivery and shopping jobs are available.. These can be fit for flexibility. Be your own boss can be rewarding. There are many ways to make money without having to go into an office every day—and there are plenty of jobs out there where the work itself takes place either remotely or in your own home anyway! Employment opportunities are available in different forms. So why not take advantage?

So much information provided here to move forward to mental employment. Try the tips to find what works for you. Your mental employment can change as the economy is unpredictable. Resources and tips in this blog can offer happiness. Nothing is guarenteed without hard work and commitment. These tips can be applied to those who are not able to be employed. Either by choice or medical reasons mental health habits can be adjusted for your situation or needs.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Blessings and much love. Remember, Everyday Mind’s Matter🦋

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