Christian Jarrett

Advice for Anxious People

Watching My Friends Become Successful Fills Me With Anxiety

The human tendency to compare one’s own achievements against others starts early in life, and it’s a deep part of our nature.
Christian Jarrett
11.21.18
psychology

A Psychological Study Showed How Wanting to Change Your Personality Can Backfire

You can’t think your way to being more extroverted.
Christian Jarrett
11.2.18
mental health

A Short Run May Help You Focus Better Than Meditating

Moderate exercise translates to immediate benefits for brain functioning, a new study shows.
Christian Jarrett
10.23.18
Advice for Anxious People

How to Be Less Anxious About Traveling

It’s easy to let the nightmare of missing a train or flight go to your head.
Christian Jarrett
10.8.18
psychology

Introverts Don't Necessarily Enjoy Spending Time Alone

The truth might be a lot more complicated.
Christian Jarrett
9.20.18
Tonic

What It Means if You Hate Having Your Picture Taken

For those of us who prefer not to be the focus of attention, it used to be so much easier to hide.
Christian Jarrett
9.20.18
therapy

Lots of People Struggle With Side Effects From This Common Type of Therapy

More than 40 percent of side effects were rated as severe or very severe, and more than 25 percent lasted for weeks or months.
Christian Jarrett
8.17.18
Advice for Anxious People

This Is Why Anxiety Affects More Than Your Mental State

We all lie on a spectrum in terms of how much bodily awareness we have.
Christian Jarrett
8.17.18
psychology

This Is Why Your Brain Thinks Ouija Boards Move

Psychologists recently studied the eerie phenomenon and came up with a plausible explanation.
Christian Jarrett
8.9.18
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Having Sex Makes You Think Life Is More Meaningful

“Meaning in life often arises when an individual feels their basic need for belonging is met with someone.”
Christian Jarrett
7.24.18
Advice for Anxious People

This Is Why People Constantly Flake on Their Plans

This mismatch between the abstractness of our plans when they’re in the distance and their concrete nature once they’re imminent helps partly explain why people fall into the canceling habit.
Christian Jarrett
5.22.18
Advice for Anxious People

I Get Major Anxiety From Working In an Open-Plan Office

What can I do to survive in the fish bowl?
Christian Jarrett
4.20.18