As human beings, we all too often have so much going on in our lives we miss the positive things we are experiencing. It is true we may have negative things happening in our lives, but that doesn’t mean we have to choose to completely focus on the negativity. In fact, by refocusing our attention to positive things around us, it can help the negative not seem so bad.
For example, let’s say you are dealing with a chronic mental and/or medical condition(s) that constantly reminds you of the pain you are in and what you are not able to do. If this is the case, try to think about and focus on what you CAN do. This doesn’t necessarily mean the pain will go away, but you may find you’re better able to manage it. The mind and body are connected, this we cannot deny. If our mind is in a negative state, our body will respond to this by being in a more negative state. If our mind is in a more positive state, the same will happen with our bodies.
http://tinybuddha.com/ is a great online resource that can help you better understand the influence of your thoughts and perceptions on how you feel and ultimately what you are able to do in your life.
If you or someone you know is struggling with seeing the positives in life, call Psychological Health Roanoke at 540-772-5140 to get connected with a competent, caring licensed provider to help you feel better during your life’s journey. There is nothing more rewarding for a provider than seeing clients improve their quality of life.