This isn’t a new idea: except now evidence based trials and scans show the messages we send our brain change our emotions and feelings. For instance when we focus on our positive physical features and send ”I love that part of me” messages to the brain, we feel and look better, how cool is that!
Getting some zzzz’s..
My Dad had a mantra “an hour before midnight is better than 3 hours sleep in the morning” – We really didn’t believe him, as kids it drove us mad! We’d plead to stay late to watch “Get Smart” or “The Avengers”. Ironic that I am now on the same page!! Lack of nighttime sleep can lead to more than just a sluggish start in the morning. Over time, it may be causing more damage than we realize!
Core Beliefs – Find your “BUT”
Building mental strength is about regulating emotions, managing thoughts, and behaving in a positive manner, despite the circumstances. We can put healthy habits in place, and give up unhealthy habits that hold us back.
Feeling Unsupported in following our dreams can be painful and frustrating, leading to self-doubt and decision to give up, we need our loved ones to believe in our ability to succeed. We need encouragement to keep trying as we go after our dreams.
Today, my friend referred to herself and her husband as “snow plough” parents. I’d never heard the term before, she explained “snow plough” parents are super-protective of their children, they very quickly and effectively “clear all paths” of any obstacles, before their offspring. For example: Not wanting little Adam to suffer unnecessary challenges that might cause anxiety or worry, he’s allowed not to attend sports day. Letters are written to school, asking for little Eve to be excused from doing her solo, she’s self-conscious and anxious.
Yes depression, the secret no family anywhere in the world wants to acknowledge or admit to. Though when we dig a little, family history will generally introduce an Aunt or Uncle, Grandparent or cousin that “suffered with their nerves, poor thing”.
As I mentioned in another blog, we all have bits of ourselves we dislike. If you’ve ever stood in front of the mirror, and thought stuff like:
- My boobs are too small/big
- I hate my legs
- I wish I was taller