Health and Wellness

It starts with you. Taking care of yourself is important for daily life satisfaction and your mental health. Read here for ways to set goals, make positive changes, be kind to yourself and thrive.

 
 

7 Things That Cause Anxiety That You Might Encounter Every Day

"Loneliness can definitely affect how anxious you are feeling, either causing you to worry about being alone or isolating yourself when you would benefit from being around others," psychotherapist Kelly Bos, MSW, RSWtells Bustle. And if this becomes a regular habit, it may be time to talk to a therapist.

 

7 Unexpected Ways Loneliness Affects Your Health

"Loneliness can increase cortisol, the stress hormone, which can affect your immune system, your blood sugars, and your thyroid function — to name just a few," psychotherapist Kelly Bos, MSW, RSW tells Bustle.

 

If You Have These 7 Habits, You Might Have High-Functioning Anxiety

"Your mind doesn’t shut off, and you always feel like you should be doing something," psychotherapist Kelly Bos, MSW, RSW tells Bustle. "When you do finally stop, it is through distracting or shutting down."

 

15 Interesting Qualities People Who Everyone Likes Have In Common

"The likable are 'other' focused and have a genuine interest in people, so they pay attention and make eye contact — creating an environment where people feel seen and heard," psychotherapist Kelly Bos, MSW, RSW tells Bustle. "When they are with family and friends they remember details ... They also ask people meaningful questions because they want to get to know them better. When they ask 'how are you?' they want to know the real answer."