The need to find love is so fundamental to people that it is safe to say most people have said this out loud, have thought it, or have heard someone they know say it. This fear of not finding a romantic partner, and love, is also a fear of being alone, of being left out, and being unwanted. It is much more complex than just a fear that we won’t find love. Read more
We are social by nature. This means that we naturally gravitate towards other people, seek their approval and acceptance, and we form bonds of relationship with other people. In fact, our psychological and emotional well-being is linked with the health of our relationships, and our ability to maintain those relationships. Read more
Fear of failure is a big issue that many people have to face.
A survey by the social network Linkagoal found that 31% of adults feared failure.
It would be easy to assume that more people fear spiders, snakes, or even the supernatural. However, the fear of failure ranks higher than these other fears. People are just afraid of failing.
Failing has such a negative connotation that self-help gurus, books, and videos have been dedicated to learning how to deal with failure. That the stigma remains is a testament to how potent and universal this fear is.
Fear is an unpleasant feeling. It can come over us in waves, and prevent us from thinking clearly and rationally, or it can slowly creep up on us over time and prevent us from making the right long term decisions.
Every year we try to make ourselves better in some way, because none of us are perfect and we see an opportunity for change in the new year. There are things about ourselves that may be detrimental to our own growth or potential that we have identified. Often, this could also mean something detrimental to those who are closest to us as well.
We know that loneliness is a feeling, and can be seen as a state of mind. It seems simple and uncomplicated enough to deal with when thought of in such a way, but the effects of loneliness can be very complex and devastating. It can be complex and severe enough that people who suffer through loneliness can become jaded, and resort to cynicism to get by. This can cause a withdrawal when a withdrawal is the last thing to do when trying to deal with loneliness. Read more
The holidays are fast approaching, and people are scrambling to make sure they can finish their work or tasks before the end of the year. For many people, this will be a combination of trying to buy gifts for their friends and relatives, as well as trying to ensure they clear their work so they can take a short break before as the year draws to an end. This is a time for family, friends, get-togethers, and holiday cheers. Read more
Self-reflection is something that is important to all of us as it allows us a window into our own thoughts, actions, and intentions. It is necessary for our personal growth and development. Otherwise we would end up thinking, saying, and repeating actions that ultimately may not benefit us or those we care about. Read more