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Negative Self-Talk Impacts Your Mental and Physical Health

Negative self-talk refers to the habit of engaging in critical, self-defeating, and destructive thoughts about oneself. It can take various forms, such as negative self-judgments, self-criticism, and self-doubt. Negative self-talk can have a significant impact on our mental and physical health.

Mental health: Negative self-talk can lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. When we constantly berate ourselves, we reinforce negative beliefs and emotions, which can spiral into a cycle of negativity that is hard to break. This can lead to a decrease in self-esteem and self-confidence, and may even cause feelings of hopelessness and despair.

Physical health: Negative self-talk can also have physical effects on our bodies. Chronic stress caused by negative self-talk can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue. Negative self-talk can weaken our immune system, making us more susceptible to illness.

Negative self-talk can be detrimental to both our mental and physical health. To combat negative self-talk, it is essential to recognize and challenge negative thoughts, practice self-compassion, and focus on positive self-talk. It is crucial to be kind to ourselves, and develop a positive self-image, which can lead to a happier, healthier life.

#positiveselftalk #negativeselftalk #mindset #MentalHealth #physicalhealth #MindBodyConnection

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Has your mind body connection been disrupted by trauma?

Recently I came upon this article written by Heidi Fischer about a brilliant tool to help rediscover the mind body connection:

If Trauma Messed With Your Mind/Body Connection, This Tool Is For You

I thought this was awesome. So often trauma causes us to shut down any sensation of our bodies, and for good reason. It's a clever coping strategy particularly if our bodies were in danger.

However, long term, this disconnection can make life challenging and rob us of joy. Figuring out how we can safely inhabit our bodies is key. For me I've found that exercise, yoga, cooking and petting my cat are safe ways to inhabit my body. But this tool is very tempting.

What do you think? Would this work for you? What activities help you connect to your body?

#Trauma #PTSD #CPTSD #MindBodyConnection #mindbody

If Trauma Messed With Your Mind/Body Connection, This Tool Is For You

"I've heard of just about every other type of therapy wheel... but I hadn't heard of this one."
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Your mind, body, and soul

A big part of setting yourself up for success is taking care of yourself. How do you nourish your mind, body, and soul?

#mindbodysoul #Selfcare #selfcare #takingcareofyourself #MindBodyConnection

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Mind and Body Connection

Physical pain can cause mental health issues and mental health issues can cause physical pain. The mind and body connection is real and imperative to your overall well-being due to the fact that everything is connected. Stay as positive as you can, repeat positive affirmations daily, remind yourself that you will be ok. There is so much power in your thoughts and the energy you keep.

#ChronicIllness #MindBodyConnection


Why I LOVE 💜The Mighty

I blog about Mental Health on an up and coming platform daily. I started out with no direction in mind. I was just trying out this new app and decided this will be the moment that I finally start blogging. I began uploading whatever resignated with me and before I knew it one of the other bloggers pinned my blog as a Mental Health blog and from that moment on I began to get deeper with the knowledge that I was sharing. With the human brain being so complex there are many disorders and I do my best to educate others. Whether I get likes, comments or views I keep pushing information out there.

A great writer, radio show host and blogger on the platform reached out to me and advised me that there was a website that supports Mental Health and that they might be looking for writer's "so check it out". For some time now I have been going through The Mighty website/App just reading and learning how to use it. I must say that she didn't tell me that The Mighty also supports people living with chronic illnesses. 😲 I instantly went from loving The Mighty to absolutely head over heals 👠. I am always advocating for mental health but also the mind and body connection because chronic illnesses and mental health go hand in hand.

I suffer from 2 chronic illnesses and of course it messes with your mental health because it's connected to parts that aren't working so well. I can't stress the mind and body connection enough because medical doctor's act like medical school taught them that the body can operate right without a healthy functioning brain. 🙄 The mind and body connection is so deep that an unhealthy mind, stress and biological factors can cause chronic illness and in a person who so called doesn't have any mental health issues (I believe everyone suffers from something), chronic illness and injury to the body can trigger and or be the onset of mental health issues. Neither can function properly without each other.

The Mighty is a great place for everyone I don't care what you have and I think that it is simply amazing. I know...I know... I'm late, The Mighty been around for some time now but I am just finding out not to long ago and I am excited about it. The Mighty has a great community of people and is a great resource for support and education on other conditions, disorders, disabilities, and chronic illnesses. Knowledge is power and so is a supportive site like The Mighty, powerful to say the least. Salute to The Mighty founder(s) and team. 💯💜 #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #TheMighty #Depression #Anxiety #Endometriosis #InterstitialCystitis #BipolarDepression #PTSD #painwarrior #SuicideAwareness #MindBodyConnection #PersonalityDisorders #chronicbadass #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ParanoidPersonalityDisorder #Abuse #DomesticAbuseSurvivors #Cancer #DomesticViolence #ChildAbuse #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #SocialAnxiety