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5 Tips for Getting and Staying Motivated

Getting and staying motivated can be challenging enough as it is, but throw in certain mental health disorders like depression, and it can feel absolutely overwhelming to get the energy to do anything at all. The good news is that Depression and a lack of motivation can be managed by setting small, attainable goals that will help you get through the day. Courtesy of TMS Center of Lehigh Valley, here are five tips for getting and staying motivated.

How to Avoid Mental Burnout in 2021

To put it bluntly, 2020 was one awful experience for all of us. But now, 2020 is in the rear-view and fading fast, and we have a bright, beautiful future to look forward to! With all the stress and anxiety that swirled around all our heads in 2020, it should come as no surprise that mental burnout and stress was at an all time high. As we prepare to take on 2021, TMS Center of Lehigh Valley is here to provide you with a few key strategies that can help keep you out of that dark place throughout the year ahead.

5 Ways to Treat Anxiety Without Medication

Many people struggle with chronic stress and anxiety each and every day. Most of the time, they face symptoms like nervousness, agitation, irritability, tension, and even chest pain or tightness. In fact, did you know that in the United States, more than 18 percent of adults are affected by some type of stress or anxiety disorder each year? When considering such a large number of people, there are likely many for whom drug-based treatments are ineffective, or perhaps even some who simply aren’t comfortable with taking drugs.

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Can Your Food Choices Make Depression Worse?

We’ve all been there. You arrive home from work after a particularly stressful day, or you’re feeling upset after having an argument with your significant other, and you look to food for comfort. Whether it’s a pint of ice cream that you eat straight out of the carton or boxed macaroni and cheese that brings the comfort you’re looking for, food can provide the emotional relief we’re looking for. But while it may make us feel good at the moment, the food choices we make can drastically impact our mood for the worse over time.