Crying for No Reason: Why It Happens & What It Means

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CREDIT: Darina Belonogova via Pexels WATCH Crying for no reason and wondering why? It’s more common than you think. Watch the video below, featuring Mitsu’s lead clinical psychologist, to understand more about the mind-body connection that makes you cry for no reason.   Transcript below.     Hi, I’m Raksha. I’m a clinical psychologist, and […]

Ruminative Thinking: What It Is and How to Stop

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CREDIT: Michael Burrows via Pexels WATCH Wondering what ruminative thinking is? Watch this video to learn its meaning and how to stop, from Mitsu’s lead clinical psychologist.   Transcript below.     Hi, I’m Raksha. I’m a clinical psychologist and I’m going to be explaining about ruminative thinking today, because studies show that it is […]

Imposter Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment Tips

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READ Imposter syndrome can be defined as a phenomenon where a person doubts their accomplishments and fears being exposed as a “fraud,” despite evident success and qualifications.    Ultimately, imposter syndrome is a manifestation of low self-confidence, and it’s very common; it affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, and can create […]

5 Tips for Saying No at Work

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READ Most of us are never taught how to say no – at work or in other environments. In fact, we’re often praised most when we take on more and more work or studies, regardless of how exhausted it leaves us. This can lead to stress, anxiety, or depression, burnout, and/or unhealthy thought and behaviour […]

12 Signs of People Pleasing (and How They Harm Your Mental Health)

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READ A people pleaser is someone who habitually puts others’ needs and desires ahead of their own, often to the detriment of their own well-being.   Recognizing the signs of being a people pleaser can be the first step toward understanding and changing this behaviour, and ultimately boosting self-worth and mental well-being.   12 signs […]

6 Steps to Stop People Pleasing and Improve Your Mental Health

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READ Humans by nature crave social connections, and it’s natural to want to keep those people happy and the relationships positive. But people-pleasing takes that natural tendency to the next level – with serious effects on mental health.   People pleasing means prioritising the happiness and approval of others over your own needs and desires. […]

Are You a Perfectionist? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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READ Perfectionism might seem like a helpful trait, but it can actually be harmful. Perfectionism describes when a person always tries to be flawless, is very hard on themselves, and worries about what others think of them and their abilities.    High expectations around school, career, and social success contribute to perfectionism in India. And […]

The 5 Different Types of Stress (and How to Manage Them)

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READ Stress is a universal experience; everyone encounters it in various forms throughout life. While it’s a common part of the human condition, understanding the different types of stress is crucial for effectively preserving our health. Because stress, in any form, and our ability to handle it, are the two factors with the most effect […]

Self-Criticism: What It Is and How It’s Harmful

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READ Self-criticism means evaluating and judging yourself, often with a focus on perceived flaws, mistakes, or shortcomings.  This negative internal dialogue can manifest in various ways, from second-guession your decisions and doubting your abilities to engaging in negative self-talk.  Examples of self-criticism  When self-criticism takes the form of negative self-talk, it might sound like: “I […]