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5 Subtle Habits Of People Who Conceal Their Depression

Recognizing depression in your loved ones or even in yourself can be a turning point for those struggling who need help. Sometimes depression isn't obvious. You might imagine someone with depression laying in bed, unable to move or get up to go to work or eat. They might struggle to take care of themselves on the most basic level. Severe depression can certainly look that way. But it can also appear in a lot subtler ways.

Some people who struggle with depression conceal or mask their depression and it can be hard to pick up on the warning signs unless you know what to look for. Here are 5 signs that someone is struggling with depression - and is good at masking it.

1. They display deep empathy.

People who mask their depression often express their hurt through the hurt of others. They express and display deep empathy.

If you're feeling broken and empty, they'll be by your side emphasizing and listening. If a tragedy occurs to someone else, they might take on that tragedy as their own and feel the pain as if it were happening to them.

They may try and mask their own feelings and emotions, but they allow themselves to live these things through others while pretending their own lives are absolutely fine.

2. They spend most of their time alone.

People with depression are known to spend time alone. You might picture them in a dark bedroom, alone, doing absolutely nothing.

It's not always obvious that excessive alone time is a sign of depression though.

People who mask their depression may still spend most of their time alone and they may or may not lie about what they're doing in that alone time. Sometimes they'll say they were busy on a hobby or craft, working or cleaning, doing productive things with their time. Other times they'll avoid talking about their time and try to steer the conversation in a different direction completely.

They may cancel plans to hangout with friends and family on a regular basis, usually making up excuses as to why.

Pay close attention if you notice a loved one spending excessive amounts of time alone.

3. They sometimes appear overly happy.

People struggling with depression and working to mask it will often overcompensate with their emotions. They may appear overly (and abnormally) happy. They work hard to appear positive and make others laugh. They might be full of jokes and kind words of encouragement.

Sometimes the people struggling the most are the people you'd expect it from the least because of this tendency to overcompensate.

If you know someone who's always happy and never seems to struggle, they may be secretly struggling with depression.

4. They have inconsistent sleeping and eating patterns.

They might sleep a lot, sometimes during the day and sometimes during the night. Their sleep patterns may be erratic and inconsistent. It's not uncommon for people with depression to take long naps or struggle with insomnia (or both).

They also might have strange eating patterns, sometimes skipping meals and hardly eating and other times eating a significant amount in a short period of time.

Regular and consistent eating and sleeping patterns are important for both mental and physical health. Someone struggling with depression may not be able to care for themselves on this basic level and it may affect all areas of their lives.

Pay close attention if someone you know is sleeping strange, inconsistent hours and struggling to eat (or binging on food).

5. They stop doing things they used to enjoy.

Depression takes the joy out of life and people with depression will eventually stop doing the things and activities they once enjoyed.

They'll pull away from their favorite hobbies and pastimes and may start to act like they don't enjoy them anymore.

While it can be normal and healthy to find new activities and hobbies to enjoy while finding the old ones less fun, it may be a sign of depression if someone stops all activities together.

If they don't replace their excitement for one activity with another, and just lose that enthusiasm completely, it may be a sign they have a depression and are trying to hide it.

What can you do?

Recognizing the signs of depression in a loved one is the first step. Once you're concerned they may be struggling with depression, it's time to reach out and talk with them.

It's ok to voice your concern and ask if you can help them schedule an appointment to see a general practitioner or therapist for further help.

Depression is treatable and no one should have to live with it for long. Speaking up about your concerns and love for the person may be the difference between them seeking help and living with that burden for another day.

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15 Things People With High-Functioning Anxiety Do Without Realizing

Despite what many people believe, anxiety isn't a one-size-fits-all condition. In fact, a lot of people suffer from high-functioning anxiety and don't even know it. They go through their day-to-day lives stressed, worried, but seemingly "normal." From the outside, everything seems fine, but on the inside, they're stressed, anxious, and worried about pretty much everything.

While some amounts of stress and anxiety are normal, there are some things that people with high-functioning anxiety do without even realizing they're doing it.

Read through the following 15 signs of high-functioning anxiety to see if you recognize these patterns in yourself or a loved one.

1. Feel easily overwhelmed on a day-to-day basis.

People with high-functioning anxiety often feel overwhelmed by daily tasks, even if those tasks always get accomplished.

Even small tasks, like doing the dishes, picking the kids up from school, and taking a shower, can feel stressful and overwhelming.

2. Experience irregular sleep patterns.

With constant stress and anxiety, sleep doesn't always come easily or regularly (or perhaps it comes too often!). Sleeping long hours or suffering from insomnia are both linked to high-functioning anxiety.

3. Act as a "people pleaser."

It's hard to say "no" to people and that often comes at a personal expense. Anxious people tend to worry about upsetting others and go out of their way to please - even when it's not in their best interest.

4. Have pessimistic thought patterns.

Life is hard and people suffering with anxiety find it even harder.

This is evident in the pessimistic thoughts and language they use. They may say, think, and truly believe things like, "I can't do that, I'm not good/smart/talented enough." Or, "I won't do that because I can't follow through." Watch out for phrases like, "I won't," and "I can't."

5. Can't get over past mistakes or events.

They play these moments through their mind on repeat. That time they said something "stupid," or did something embarrassing.

6. Making comparisons to other people and feeling inferior

"They're better than me because…." - While this may not be the exact wording/thought used, it's the general feeling. Anxious people tend to put others on a pedestal while lowering themselves.

7. Fret over little details and possible outcomes.

Anxiety makes it hard to overlook things. People with high-functioning anxiety often stress and worry about the little details and overthink every possible scenario and outcome, often fixating on what could go wrong.

8. Flake on friends and events.

They often end up not "feeling good" before social events or meetings with friends and cancel their plans. In reality, the anxiety and stress about the event (even a simple hang-out with friends), is making them feel sick.

9. Use food and alcohol to cope.

Anxiety can trigger binge-eating and excessive alcohol consumption.

10. Are unable to sit still.

They constantly fidget or have to be doing something. Watching a movie? Better fold some laundry at the same time, or scroll through your phone, or eat some popcorn...

Anything but let your hands and body (and especially not your mind) sit idle.

11. Can't decide.

People with high-functioning anxiety struggle to make even simple decisions. A decision like, "what should we have for dinner?" is enough pressure to send them into a downward spiral.

12. Get validation from others, instead of themselves.

Remember how anxious people are often people pleasers? It goes even deeper than that. They often care so much about other peoples' opinions and try to find validation and reassurance through others.

If something feels right to them, but someone tells them it's a bad idea, they'll probably drop it (trusting other people more than themselves).

13. Experience unexplained illnesses and ailments.

It's surprising all the weird symptoms, stomach pains, headaches, etc., that can be caused by stress and anxiety.

14. Follow the same strict routine.

Routine means comfort to those with anxiety.

15. Unable to open up about stress, anxiety, and other issues.

Anxious people often struggle with opening up about their issues and problems, which can hinder their ability to get help.

If you have high-functioning anxiety, what can you do about it?

Thankfully, it's possible to treat anxiety through a variety of methods.

The first step is recognizing you may need help. Always seek out the advice of a healthcare professional. From there, treatment options may include lifestyle changes, like getting enough exercise and a well-balanced diet.

Or, it could include medications and therapy. Speak to your healthcare provider to see what's the best option for you or a loved one.

Are you still searching for your life purpose? You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you!

That's right, the numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality.

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10 Things All Fearless And Strong Alpha Women Do Differently From Other Women

Some women set risky goals, radiate self-respect, and unapologetically seem to know their true worth. They're Alpha women and they're not afraid to put themselves first and achieve big things in doing so. On the deepest level, they know that if they work hard, they can make their dreams a reality. They put their heads down and grind, but they also know the importance of having fun.

Alpha women are truly phenomenal. Here are 10 things that make them stand out:

1. They have deep self-respect.

They respect themselves enough to keep their standards high and aim for the stars. They know their self worth and they're comfortable investing in themselves and actually feel good about doing so.

They don't hold onto relationships or people that don't respect them back and avoid situations that don't align with their values.

2. They avoid toxic people.

Alpha women avoid toxic people and don't allow space for them in their lives. They refuse to participate in gossiping about others and don't associate with people who do.

They're very selective in the people they spend time with and give energy to. They surround themselves with growth-minded people who are working hard to achieve big things.

3. They know how to play.

While they work super hard to achieve their goals and find success, Alpha women also know the importance of play. They value having fun and regularly make space to play and let loose.

They know when to laugh at themselves and how to take a joke.

They're also open to trying new fun and exciting activities. When it comes to fun, they don't let fear of the unknown hold them back and they're not embarrassed by being new or "bad" at something.

4. They're totally content being single.

Alpha women feel totally fulfilled being single and would rather be single than in the wrong relationship. They're high self-esteem allows them to see themselves for what they're worth and to recognize if a relationship is hindering them more than benefiting them.

They refuse to settle in a relationship and they also refuse to be someone's second choice. They're first or they're out. And they're totally cool with that.

5. They're self-sufficient.

Alpha women are 100% self-sufficient. They don't need others for financial support, emotional support, or anything else. They can take care of themselves and provide for themselves and it's part of what makes them so special. While friends and relationships are important and beneficial, they refuse to rely on anyone but themselves.

6. They're goal setters.

They know what they want and they get it. They break down their big life desires into smaller, achievable goals and work relentlessly to achieve them. They don't walk in the direction they want to go - they run, head first at full-speed.

They typically believe they can achieve a lot more in life than others do. They set their goals high and truly believe that they can achieve what they want to if they just work hard enough.

7. They practice body-acceptance.

They radiate confidence and totally accept their body and looks. They practice loving their appearance and physical body, which further helps their confidence shine.

They are the opposite of self-conscious and practice body-acceptance and self-love in their day-to-day lives.

8. They refuse to be a victim.

Life doesn't happen to them, but for them. They take challenges head-on and refuse to play victim.

9. They put themselves first.

It may sound selfish, but they know the importance of putting themselves first. They know that their well being is more important than most other things because how they show up for themselves impacts how they show up for others and the world.

They walk away from people or situations that don't serve them and feel good about doing so.

10. They value growth and learning.

They take mistakes as learning opportunities and are constantly finding ways to learn and grow. They believe in the growth-mindset and think that messing up or being "bad" at something is just a place to learn and grow more.

Those who don't resonate with Alpha women, may feel jealous or insecure in their presence. Their energy is strong and their confidence is sure.

If you know an Alpha woman, remember that she's probably warm and kind, despite her strong energy. She wants to bring good to the world and is working hard to do so.

And if you're an Alpha woman yourself, keep being an inspiration and light to the world. Are you still searching for your life purpose? You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you!

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9 Signs You’re Overstressed (And Don’t Realize It)

Are you Stressed Out? 9 Tell Tale Signs You Are

There is no denying that stress is a part of all of our lives. We deal with it daily whether it be at work, in our family lives, school or simply driving a car around town. Sure short bouts of stress can actually benefit our bodies, like giving us the ability to provide more focus to finish important projects or supply us motivation. Alas, we humans are more prone to continual, long term stress that presents itself in a multitude of different ways.

Many of these signs of having too much stress in our lives we may not even attribute to stress and may overlook them as just other aliments plaguing our bodies. Let us take a look at 9 signals your body is using to relay messages to you that you are way too stressed out:

Constant Movement.

Your foot constantly taps when you are sitting down, you possess a constant need to get up and complete tasks instead of sit and relax, anxiety runs rampant through your mind and body, or the very idea of being still, for even a moment, fills you with a sort of dread. This lack of stillness in your life is a sign that stress has created an imbalance in your emotional state.

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Intimate Desire Diminish

No one likes to admit that when they lack sexual urges. That intimacy just isn't an interest for them because they are way too tired to even have a response to the romantic partners. The more you are stressed, the more your libido will suffer as stress hormones affect these areas of the body. More stress equals less romantic desires.

Constant Body Aches and Pains

Maybe there are times when you wake up with a stiff neck and you think you just slept in the wrong position but the stiffness continues for longer than normal and gets painful. Your lower back has a consistent throb making it uneasy to sit still or even move around.

Do you notice more headaches, upset stomach or digestive tract issues? If you are overstressed, these maybe be signals your body is presenting to you to say, "slow down or there are going to be even more issues that may not be fixable!"

Your Monkey Mind Never Ceases

Stress can continue long after you have left the workplace or source of you stress. If you allow your mind to continuously mull over work issues, deadlines, family feuds or that one co-worker who seems to make your life harder at every turn, more stress is going to be actualized.

Ernest Holmes states, "Worry, crisis, and anxiety seem to plague most people, often to the extent that life is something to be suffered through rather than to be lived with joy.

This does not mean that we shall ever be free of problems, but rather that life and living present a continual challenge, which we should learn to master instead of allowing to master us."

By constantly letting the mind worry over things you can't change you give stress power over your mind and body.

Emotional Eating Causing Weight Issues

Most people turn to food in time of stress. Food signals comfort for most of us and when stressed, we search for that feeling of comfort and calm that food seems to provide us. Yet, if left unchecked and too much indulging happens we can cause more stress due to weight gain.

Not only emotional stress but physical stress due to more weight placed on our bone structures that are not accustomed to the extra weight. In turn, we can create symptoms such as pains and aches which were previously touched upon. Under eating may occur as well and in this case, under nourishes the body thus depriving it of nutrients and energy to thrive.

Nights of Unrest

It is said that sleep gets interrupted first, due to stress. Enter the monkey mind, which keeps you awake. Maybe uneasy dreams keep waking you up all throughout the night?

The inability to spend quality time in REM sleep has been scientifically proven to take away from us the refreshed feelings and benefits of a restful night of sleep. We still feel exhausted and craving more sleep, more rest.

Intolerance of Others

Stress can have a huge impact on our relationship with others and ourselves. If you are discovering that any little thing that isn't going your way is causing you to lose patience very, very easily, you may be experiencing an overload of stress in your body.

Taking on too much, trying to do it all on your own, and thinking that no one else can do this the way it needs to be done are great ways to build your stores of stress.

Ease up on yourself, delegate tasks to others, trust they can do it just fine and let yourself off the hook for everything having to be perfect. Practice just these 3 little ideas and it will be amazing the amount of stress and burden you will unload from your shoulders.

Hair Loss

Losing hair can be caused by stress either in a physical manner and/or a psychological manner. Have you ever gotten so stressed you wanted to pull your hair out?

Overstressing yourself can cause you to unknowingly pull your hair out or mess with eyelashes or eyebrows causing hair loss. Stress hormones from within the body can trigger hair to fall out in patches or cause the immune system to assault follicles thus causing hair to come out.

Rollercoaster Ride of Feelings

Your temper flares. You become Irritable, impatient, temperamental in one moment then in the next you are laughing, playful, joking around. Wait!

Someone said or did something that now has you exploding in anger and bringing tears to your eyes. You may not even be aware of how or why you are being so sensitive to the environment and people around you. Surprise, surprise, stress has affected you once more and taken control over your emotional states.

Daily stresses are, unfortunately, a normal part of human life. We do not have to let stress become destructive and ruin our lives though.

Becoming mindful of your body, listening, noticing the signs we spoke about above and aiding it by managing your stress while allowing healing to happen will bring about more physical and mental wellbeing which can prolong life expectancy, improve your interactions and relationship with others, while also providing a much needed sense of calm to each moment of Your Life.

Look into meditation, joining a spiritual support group, spending more time in nature or other ways of disconnecting and discovering your connection to your inner Self within. Take back your power that you have given to stress and find your happiness, from within, once more.

Are you still searching for your life purpose? You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you!

That's right, the numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality.

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Click HERE to learn what Numerology says about your life using only your Name and Birth Date.

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Raising Your Vibration

11 Simple Ways To Raise Your Vibration

We are all energy, and we continually are expanding and contracting, accelerating or slowing down. The more you expand, the more open you are to the possibilities and able to use more formations within yourself. The faster your spiritual 'molecules' and formations vibrate the more adaptive and productively energetic you are.

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On the flipside you more you contract, you won't be able to connect to the world around you well. The slower you vibrate, the harder it will understand and love yourself and others.

Being Excited To Wake And Start Your Day

With higher level vibrations, life is more exciting, positive and energetic. Your sleep improves, and you wake up energized, and ready for anything.

Good Health

Our bodies greatly benefit from higher level vibrations. The productivity and positivity keep you feeling great and strong. Your immune system will be working efficiently and you heal rapidly. The additional awareness and energy help you to avoid injury and make better decisions for your health.

Feeling Strong

High energy levels and an intense focus help you not only feel awesome but aid you in completing your goals. Obstacles that once seemed impossible are now manageable even easy.

Being Able To Communicate Clearly And Effectively

The fluctuations of your entity make it easier to express and acknowledge aspects of yourself.

Financial Prosperity

With you vibrating so intensely you start to drop bad patterns and behaviors. You make better financial decisions easily. You will start to be rewarded by the universe for staying at the level you are at.

Pleasant Interactions

It's hard for petty negativity to reach you on cloud nine. The genuine positivity and compassionate feelings are pouring out of you, so people respond accordingly.

Going With The Flow

You roll with the punches and pick yourself off the ground easily. You have found contentment in living life on life's terms.

Time Speeds Up

The accelerated rate of your vibration cause your perception of time to speed up as well. You are enjoying and understanding more in each passing moment. This rich perception makes each moment blend more with the next, easing the passage of time.

Expressing Kindness And Love Easily

You must have reached a level of self love and compassion to attain this oscillation level. Once you have it, it is like a spring that never runs out. You readily share and inspire spiritual productivity with your mere presence.

Frequent Bursts Of Intuition

At times you'll feel like you're psychic. The fast formational reverberations clear away unnecessary and counterproductive thought. All you are left with sharp spiritual sight and intuition. Your inner voice and gut have loud and understandable voice.

Looking Great All The Time

Your high energy, self love, appreciation of others make you seem your best at all times. You wear your clothes with a strong and subtle confidence that people readily respond to.

Are you still searching for your life purpose? You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you!

That's right, the numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality.

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Click HERE to learn what Numerology says about your life using only your Name and Birth Date.

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