Tag: social anxiety

Making Diamonds

It is said that diamonds are made under extreme pressure. Me = diamond. Last year, I decided I would give up my home, my community, my comfort zone, and trust that wherever I went and whatever came next was exactly what I needed. I am now in a place that feels very tight, I have had

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The Dark Side of Procrastination

procrastination, chains, avoidance, fence, anxiety, positive reinforcement, behaviour,

Ever heard of positive reinforcement? It sounds nice, and in some cases, it can be good for us. However, the effects of positive reinforcement on things like anxiety and procrastination might be surprising to some in that they actually encourage and strengthen the problematic behaviour.

Why am I addicted?

Part I of a series of reflections on Addictions. Exploring what they are, where they come from, and how we might use that knowledge to overcome them. I will share my personal struggle with caffeine, food, and nicotine addictions.