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5 habits that make you nervous without realizing it

5 habits that make you nervous without realizing it

Research shows that our brain is focused on negative things. Ironically, some of the coping mechanisms we use to distract our minds from these thoughts often make our mood worse. We end up compounding the problem we were unconsciously trying to solve.

Susan Zinn, a psychotherapist in Santa Monica, California shares some of the habits that make our nervousness worse.

Do not eat when you are hungry

When blood sugar is low, it causes a hormonal problem by boosting cortisol, which is associated with stress. Lack of energy makes us feel irritable, tired, sluggish and bored. We have less tolerance.

Watching too much TV makes you feel emotionally sick

Just when you're supposed to be calming your mind and body to sleep, you put on your favorite TV show. Especially if the series is about crimes, investigations, murders, violence, they make you feel depressed, even though you don't understand it.

Staying inside all day

The body and brain need ventilation. Natural light is very necessary. Within 30 minutes of waking up, go outside for a walk even if you are resting.

Checking your phone's notifications as soon as they arrive, so in real time

People check their phones approximately 50 times a day on average, or every 20 minutes. This can lead to problems with time management and feeling overwhelmed, which then leads to general irritability.

Doomsrolling (surfing through negative news)

Doomscrolling is inevitable with prolonged social media presence. All the misinformation, conspiracy theories and pandemic-related warnings in the news can have a huge impact on our mental well-being.