All posts tagged: Mental Illness

How to properly take care of your introverted personality during self-quarantine

I’m sure, as you have been reading the title of today’s blog post, you were wondering what this will be about. Maybe you questioned yourself if you would learn something new reading this. I can assure you, you will! Why? You ask. Because the majority of us introverts, even though we spent so much time alone and with ourselves, have no clue how to properly take care of themselves. And let me tell you, I didn’t know about it for the longest time, too! In times of pandemic outbreaks like the coronavirus, it is now more important than ever to sit down for a second and think about what you need to maintain a positive and happy mind. But – this can be harder than you might think, especially if you don’t live on your own and/or have to take care of more than just yourself. Why is taking care of yourself so important right now? Your mental health directly influences your physical well-being. Ignoring your needs is the worst thing you could do for …

How to tell it apart: Introversion vs. Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder also called “social phobia” is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today and US-studies have shown that it affects over 7% of the population. The definition of social anxiety is the fear of social situations which involves interaction with other people, that may or may not judge you negatively for the things you say or do (or not). Social Anxiety is a chronic disorder. It doesn’t go away on its own and it stays as long as you don’t treat it for example through therapy, that helps you to learn how to overcome it. How does Social Anxiety look like? Some of the most common symptoms of Social Anxiety are for example… Excessive sweating & a dry throat Trembling of your muscles Racing heart High level of fear extreme self-consciousness extreme nervousness Those symptoms can be triggered by nearly any social situation.Example:You’re sitting in school or university and the teacher/professor is asking you to answer a question in front of everyone sitting in that room. If you have …