Freeing the Mind of Inner Disquiet: Psychological Insights from the Concept of Drushta (The Witness)

One of the concepts from the Indian traditional thought which fascinates one as a psychologist, and as a person, is that of Drushta and the attitude of sakshi bhav or witness consciousness. This profound concept is of great utility as a means for taking up a non-reactive position and distancing the self from being affected …

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5 Benefits of Walking that can help you deal with stress

The outbreak of Covid-19 has brought huge distress and uncertainty to our lives. According to WHO, more than 264 million people of different ages are suffering from depression. This rate has increased majorly due to this unexpected interruption of our regular life by the coronavirus. It has harmed us both physically and mentally. There is …

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Why is it difficult to make people wear masks?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the course of our lives. No one imagined it was going to affect us not just physiologically but psychologically as well. Thanks to science for rolling out the vaccines (and not just ‘a’ vaccine) for emergency usage during these unprecedented times. Until vaccines started coming out, scientists kept emphasizing upon …

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COVID-19 and its Psychological Impact in India: Paving the way for effective policies 

The outbreak of COVID -19 has made the general public’s mental health a primary concern to be addressed (Arevian, et al., 2020). Jeopardized mental health and increasing psychological distress are considered the parallel epidemic brewing alongside the COVID -19 (Vigo, et al., 2020). Social distancing and isolation have led to various problems such as anxiety, …

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Vaccinate yourself against COVID-19 disinformation

The deadly COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than a hundred million victims with more than two million confirmed deaths. Safe and effective vaccine options from across the world have emerged offering a ray of hope. As the vaccination drive picks up, the threat of vaccine misinformation must be tackled at both the personal and administrative …

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What is Revenge Bedtime Procrastination?

Bedtime procrastination was first studied by Kroese et al in 2014 and defined as “going to bed later than intended while no external circumstances are accountable for doing so”. With this kind of procrastination being a common experience for many, researchers conducted a study with the main aim to demonstrate that bedtime procrastination was associated …

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