• Emergent resilience: Key to coping with stress

    The ‘new normal’ has led to new norms, protocols, lifestyle changes, and reprioritising of goals. Due to which our coping mechanism was stretched to its limits. As we adapt to this, the best way forward is to develop emergent resilience. It can help you cope better with stress, climate change and the pandemic. Know more...

  • 5 reasons why you need a ‘happy place’

    When down or out, you need a ‘happy place’ to turn to. It’s in times like these that most people seek comfort in a corner away from prying eyes. This space could be a beach, terrace, park, garden or just any place that gives you the privacy and solace you need. Deekshaa Athwani, clinical psychologist,...

  • Why you should separate your self-worth from your work

    Self-worth is the value we attach to ourselves. Many of us let our work, career graph, material wealth and status in society define our self-worth. However, it’s important to separate your self-worth from your work. Hirak Patel, counselling psychologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund tells you why. Separate your self-worth from your work to be truly happy...

  • How to overcome mental fatigue

    Work from home has led to many working professionals battling mental fatigue. As a result, there has been a spike in the number of people with high stress and anxiety levels. This can further lead to a physical and emotional breakdown. Hence, it’s important to look out for these troubling signs that can help you...

  • Benefits of yoga on mental health

    During these uncertain times, it’s important to take care of your physical, emotional and mental well-being. If you are at peace, chances are negative influences will not disturb your mind easily. Practicing yoga and mindfulness can help. Benefits of yoga include keeping your mind and body in sync, and helping you stay positive and happy....

  • 5 tips to ace your work-from-home game

    With the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, many of us have had to adapt to a work from home setup. Even now with some restrictions being eased, there continues to be uncertainty about going back to work, continuing to work from home or working in a hybrid setup, combining the two. Psychologist Kanika Shah of Nimai...

  • How to deal with new mom separation anxiety

    New moms often battle separation anxiety on returning to work. Working mothers often struggle to strike a balance between their work and personal life. This also leads to a lot of guilt at times, causing distress. Understanding new mum separation anxiety Becoming a mother comes with its own cherished moments and stress. It also comes...

  • Why toxic positivity is bad for business

    Toxic positivity occurs when we try to suppress, minimise or ignore real negative emotions. Phrases like it will get better, you can change things by being positive are often used to suppress these negative thoughts or feelings. Being aware of this can help the workforce cope better with the negative emotions. Why toxic positivity is...

  • Coping with back to work anxiety

    In the last few months, we have all been dealing with difficult times and heightened uncertainty. As some restrictions of the lockdown are eased for now, we may also be facing anxiety or fears about returning to work. Psychologist Kanika Shah of Nimai Healthcare suggests a few tips to help you cope with back to...

  • Why narcissistic rage is bad for you

    Narcissistic rage is the reaction to some situation or thing, which is intense and aggressive in nature. Hirak Patel, counselling psychologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, explains, “It’s a part or component of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) (when someone has an exaggerated or overly inflated sense of their own importance). It is the tendency of people...