Social Anxiety

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Anxious about seeing colleagues again when you return to the office? Here’s how to handle it

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Lauren Geall
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    Health

    Drinking alcohol affects your anxiety, but why?

  • Women at the pub
    Mental Health

    5 ways to cope if you’re anxious about seeing friends over the bank holiday

  • A stressed out woman
    Mental Health

    Why you can’t stop doubting yourself in social situations

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Life

Does anyone else have social fatigue?

The best laid plans...will exhaust you.

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Amy Beecham
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Strong Women

“Quitting the gym was the best thing to happen to my fitness”

How home workouts have made fitness less intimidating for women.

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Jasmin Nahar
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Mental Health

Are we a generation of “extroverted introverts”?

Experts explain what it really means.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Wellbeing

How the Finnish mindset of sisu can help you overcome uncertainty

Power through our new normal with a Finnish state of mind – they do everything so well don't they?

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Jessica Harris
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Lauren Geall
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How to cope if video calls make you anxious

Because Zoom isn’t for everyone.

7 genius ways to end an awkward Zoom call
Life

7 genius ways to end an awkward Zoom call

Anyone else ever frozen silently in place, hoping against hope they’ll think your signal has dropped? Just me, then…

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Matt Haig has a message for us all on the power of anger and crying

"Sometimes it is good to howl".

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Coronavirus lockdown: how to say no to phone calls when you have nowhere else to be
Life

How to say no to phone calls when you have nowhere else to be

Because sometimes, just sometimes, we don’t want to join yet another Zoom chat.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Social anxiety: could nunchi help people dealing with social anxiety to feel better in social situations?
Books

“I tried nunchi in a bid to ease my social anxiety – and this is what happened”

Could nunchi – the Korean secret to happiness – really help people dealing with social anxiety?

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Poorna Bell
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Life

The awkward person’s guide to surviving the work Christmas do

'Tis the season for stilted conversation.

Posted by
Amy Swales
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Fear of happiness: why some people feel anxious about feeling happy or enjoying themselves.
Life

What is cherophobia? The fear of happiness, explained

Do you dread exciting events, even though you know you’ll have a good time? You might be dealing with cherophobia.

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Lauren Geall
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Kayleigh Dray
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4 simple ways to tackle social anxiety at work

The workplace is one of the most challenging environments when it comes to coping with social anxiety – so how should we deal with it?

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Long Reads

“This rule helped me gain control over my impossibly busy social calendar”

Social burnout is often accepted as an inevitable consequence of party season – but it doesn't need to be that way.

Posted by
Poorna Bell
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People

Camila Cabello’s honest words about overcoming anxiety are so incredibly relatable

"You choose who you're going to be."

Posted by
Christobel Hastings
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Life

Struggle with anxiety? This is why you should cut out coffee completely

One small step to a positive change

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Life

Here's the secret to avoiding awkward conversations, according to science

There are three golden rules

Posted by
Helen Booth
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Life

How being popular at school affects mental health in adulthood

Turns out being the queen bee isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

Scientists reveal why you need to stop flaking on plans with friends

Top tip? Don't flake it 'til you make it.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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