A Healthy Way to Cope with Daily Struggles

The circuit breaker measures have come to an end and although we should be feeling happy about it, we cannot deny the uneasy feeling that still exists within us. When the government announced that Singapore would be entering the circuit breaker mode, most of us postponed our social gathering plans. However, now that circuit breaker has ended, and we are still not able to interact with our loved ones face ...
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Covid-19 Anxiety and Maintaining Sanity

Given the extended circuit breaker that will last until the 1st of June, there have been a lot of uncertainty related to jobs, education, financial stability and how the community will cope with it. This is a challenging time for people all around the world. Human beings, who are social animals, are now told to go against our nature of socialising. Covid-19 Anxiety There is a sudden feeling of loss ...
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The Pandemic and Eating Disorders

The current situation around the world has caused an increase in anxiety among public because of the fear of food shortages and not being able to carry out with normal daily activities. People with eating disorders are more at risk because of this. Anxiety could trigger a return in negative behaviours that causes people to stockpile food and binge (McMenemy, 2020). Among all mental illnesses, eating disorders tend to have ...
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The Science of Panic Buying

From trying your best to hold back your coughs and sneezes in public transports and hunting for sanitizers and surgical masks from shop to shop, the last few weeks have been exhausting for some and panic inducing for others. In Singapore, people have resorted to purchasing large quantities of Maggi noodles and other provisions including toilet paper (Goh, 2020) while in the United States, masks have been sold out in ...
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The Ability to Bounce Back After Setbacks

How often have we found it difficult to bounce back after failing an exam or a business venture? Most of us tend to focus on our failures and start to develop fear over trying again. This leads to high levels of stress because of stagnation in life and worry about what we could be missing out on if we are not adventurous enough to take risks. The only way to ...
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