Chill Out Before You Burn Out

Our speedy, success-oriented culture pressures us to work faster, harder, better. This is troublesome for many, but it’s particularly tough for those who are pleasers. Why? Because pleasers are inclined to say “yes” to so much. Add on the cultural command to do, do, do, and life can easily spin out of control. Though others may think of you as a workaholic, the dizzying array of tasks you take on may not be because you can’t stop working but because it’s tough for you to say “no” to others. Though many media stories try to convince you that you can have it all and do it all, you can’t! Attempt to do too much and soon you’ll be operating on overload. To understand what that means, think about what occurs when an electrical circuit is overloaded. You’re working hard trying to get a report done. Suddenly, you’re in total darkness; the circuit breaker has popped. No lights, no charger, no desktop, no printer, no microwave, no A/C, no TV, no nothing. What do you do? You search for the popped breaker on the electric panel. You flip the breaker back on, then return to doing your stuff. You’ve just settled in when pop, you’re in total darkness again. Damn! You realize you forgot to turn off a few devices before returning to work. Frustrated, you think, what a pain this circuit breaker is. But then you remember what it’s designed to do. It’s a safety device, protecting yo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Stress Burnout Calm Relaxation Source Type: blogs

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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Space Medicine astronautics chernobyl disaster fiction Health Healthcare Innovation mars nuclear power plant public health radiation radiation exposure radiation protection technology Source Type: blogs
We examined the expression of TRPV1 in peripheral tissue and DRG neurons of CPIP model rats and we studied whether CPIP model could induce peripheral sensitization of TRPV1 channel and enhance DRG neuron excitability. Then we examined the therapeutic effects of locally applied TRPV1 specific antagonist AMG9810 on pain responses of CPIP model rats. Lastly, we explored the effects of AMG9810 on DRG neuron hyperexcitability and spinal glial activation induced by CPIP. Our results demonstrate that TRPV1 plays an important role in mediating the behavioral hypersensitivity of CPIP model rats via promoting peripheral nociceptor a...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Conclusion: Characteristics and nonverbal behaviors of experimenters/clinicians contribute to the elicitation and modulation of pain, placebo, and nocebo effects.IntroductionThe present qualitative review investigated whether the characteristics or nonverbal behavior (NB) of the person administrating painful stimulation affected pain or placebo/nocebo effects in the research participant. The placebo effect is a psychobiological response that may occur following the application of active and inactive interventions (1). Applying an inactive medication paired with positive information about its analgesic effects can reduce pa...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Addiction Inbox - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2015 Source:EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing Author(s): Peter Berberian, Chinyere Obimba, Richard Glickman-Simon, Tanmeet Sethi
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2015 Source:EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing Author(s): Peter Berberian , Chinyere Obimba , Richard Glickman-Simon , Tanmeet Sethi
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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