Category: Mind Sciences

Teen Anxiety | Reasons and Remedies

Teen Anxiety | Reasons and Remedies

Nowadays, more teenagers are facing anxiety issues rather than any other age group. The majority of the reasons are related to their transitional period from adolescence to teenage. Then teens start having their mood swings and feeling pressured. It is essential to know that all teens experience anxiety at times. It is, in fact, a normal stress response, and sometimes it helps teens deal with tense or devastating situations. Things like public speaking, final exams, significant athletic competitions, or even going out on a date might cause feelings of uneasiness among teens. Anxiety attacks may include elevating a heartbeat to the intense urge of crying-, depends upon the severity of the situation. However, for some teens, these episodic restless events might become a lifelong disability that later affects the relationship and the social order of their lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 25% of 13- to 18-year-olds have an anxiety disorder, and just under 6% have a severe anxiety disorder. Continue reading “Teen Anxiety | Reasons and Remedies”

The Process of Paying Attention to Your Attention

The Process of Paying Attention to Your Attention


When I was a kid, I always wondered why our brain pays attention to certain information and can only remember some part of the whole bunch of data. How does our mind process this information? How does it decide what is important to remember and what is not?  These questions still haunt me; even my students sometimes questioned me, ‘sir, I was trying hard to pay attention to today’s lesson, but I couldn’t understand a word you said. At the same time, the rest of the class always had different opinions than that student who was not attentive during class sessions.

Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what’s important out of the constant stream of information it receives. External distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention’s power, Jha says, but some simple techniques can boost it. “Pay attention to your attention,” Jha says. Continue reading “The Process of Paying Attention to Your Attention”