Tag Archives: worrying

Lockdown Relief: Dealing with Frustration

Perhaps you’ve been in lockdown for a while now. Maybe it’s not the first time either. Perhaps you’ve been feeling a bit frustrated with all the things that you want to do, but can’t do. And that might be showing itself in lots of ways in your life. You might be feeling irritable with your […]

Lockdown Relief: Are You Putting On A Brave Face?

I’ve heard lots of people talking about how they feel like they need to put on a brave face on things – for their children, for others that care about them – even though they may be feeling very differently on the inside, compared to the brave face they’re showing on the outside. Should you […]

You’re Overconfident About Your Ability to Remember: Use the Covid-19 Tracer App

You’ll remember exactly where you’ve been and who you’ve been in contact with over the last two weeks, won’t you?  “Of course I will!”, I hear you reply.  If the actual rate of use of the NZ Covid-19 app is anything to go by, lots of people think they’ll remember. The abysmal tanking in its […]

Lockdown Relief: What can we do to control worrying?

Something has gone wrong and we’re not sure how it’s going to work out. That uncertainty is what creates the discomfort. We don’t know if we’re going to be okay or not. For most people, it’s not a nice feeling. More often that not, it can cause us to worry. So, why do we worry, […]

The surprising upsides of worrying

Worrying can be described as the process of unpleasant thoughts that keep coming back and cause us to be anxious or distressed. Although it’s certainly true that worrying is often seen as a problem, there is increasing evidence that it can also be seen in positive ways too. In this show I speak with Associate Professor […]

Is there a link between dehydration and our experience of pain?

In this episode, I talk with Dr Toby Mundel of the School of Sport and Exercise Science at Massey University in New Zealand. We talk about his recent work investigating the relationship between people’s hydration levels and their experience of pain. Here is the link to the research study we talk about in this week’s show: Here […]