Tag Archives: anxiety

A Few Ways to Minimize Anxiety in Your Daily Work

When you have an anxiety disorder, there are a lot of big steps you can take to work through it, including professional help and steady self care. But smaller things are important, too. For example, your daily work habits can also go a long way toward helping you cope with anxiety — or they can […]

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Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

Editor’s note: In the lead up to Gen Con 2017, Gnome Stew’s Head Gnome, John Arcadian, shared this story about his experience with anxiety and the ways he’s found to support others in the gaming community who might be dealing with their own anxieties at major events. John has kindly allowed us to republish it […]

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‘Fallout Shelter’ Isn’t Really About Survival, But It’s Helping One Writer Survive

When every day brings a new wave of existential dread with the news, it can be challenging to manage issues like anxiety. Personally, I’ve taken to blocking social media in all but the smallest windows of time, because it brings in so much urgent, unsettling news that I start to feel like the world might […]

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This Disney Princess Illustration Series Advocates For Service Dogs

We’ve seen our share of Disney Princess reimaginings in our time — you know, what if Princesses were in your favorite video games? What if they were on The Simpsons? What if they lived in modern times? What if they were processed meat products? — but Arien Smith’s Disney Princess series is a little different. […]

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Watch Jordan Raskopoulos Demolish the Idea that Confidence and Anxiety Can’t Coexist

It’s an understatement to say that Jordan Raskopoulos is comfortable on stage. She’s an outspoken comedian and lead singer of The Axis of Awesome, so stage fright would be something of a hindrance. Because of that, people tend to assume that she’s also outgoing in all parts of her life — and in this TED […]

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This Research-Backed Online Tool Hopes to Banish Negative Thought Patterns

When a situation have a few possible outcomes — say, asking a friend for a favor — do you tend to assume the worst will happen? Not that they’ll be happy to help out, but that they’ll secretly resent you? That sort of negative thinking isn’t uncommon when you’re coping with anxiety, depression and other […]

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In This Comic About Anxiety, Perseverance Is a Home Run

Some days, trying really, really hard just isn’t enough. Anxiety is unfair that way. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Setting small, achievable goals that require you to face your anxieties is a good start, and achieving them can make a serious difference. It can even help you start to overcome anxieties that feel […]

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‘The Awkward Steve Duology’ Is for Anyone Who’s Ever Wanted to Laugh at Their Own Anxiety

Anxiety disorders aren’t any fun, but they sure can feel ridiculous. On one hand, you’re dealing with a serious mental health issue. On the other hand, you might recognize that (say) making a phone call isn’t actually a life-or-death situation, no matter what your body and mind are currently insisting. The Awkward Steve Duology gets […]

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If Anxiety Gives You Word Problems, This Comic Might Feel Familiar

Social anxiety and other mental health issues can make expressing yourself a challenge — which increases your anxiety — which makes expressing yourself even harder. This comic by Incidental Comics’ Grant Snider explores that particularly recursive issue.

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This Cheery Short Helpfully Illustrates Two Kinds of Anxiety

Fears from Nata Metlukh on Vimeo. Fear and anxiety aren’t always bad things. Anxiety on its own can be a very sensible response to danger, part of your body’s natural defenses. But when it keeps you from enjoying safe, everyday experiences, it can be a problem — and that’s when it has the potential to […]

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