Tag Archives: Mental

Bring Up Sleep – How can I increase my overall well-being

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My second most favourite moment of the day is whenever I’m sleeping (the first is, without any doubt, whenever I’m eating). After a good night’s sleep, I can always benefit from an energy recovery and a less obstructed mindset. Many pieces of evidence are starting to pile up supporting the necessity of sleep. However, despite these indications, heaps of people keep omitting it as a valid health component. Sleep is not only essential to recuperate from tiredness, but it also fundamentally impacts many aspects of your lives that you may not be fully comprehending. As a recent undergraduate and graduate student, I got the opportunity to notice first-hand a trend toward neglecting sleep as a necessary measure to succeed. Not only is this strategy not really helping in getting better grades, but it also may affect your memory and learning performances in the long run.

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Bring Up Alexithymia – What does it mean to be emotionally blind

Emotions play a fundamental role in the way we conduct social interactions. How finely tuned we are to them will be the best indicator of how easy it is for us to maintain relationships. That said, there exist some people with significant handicaps when comes time to interact with others. I am specifically talking about people that display signs of alexithymia (or emotional blindness). In intense emotional situations, people affected by alexithymia are very likely to react inappropriately, since they are not able to read the situation adequately. In sum, living with someone showing signs of alexithymia could prove itself difficult. We first have to realize that emotions are very complicated. It takes years of training and practice to succeed in differentiating them. In the incapacity to differentiate, we have to compensate with all means necessary. In dealing with my fiancé, I’ve discovered that two-way communication had always succeeded in filling the gap left by his emotional blindness. Read to learn about this emotional journey, navigating around alexithymia.

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