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Positive thinking and back pain

positive thinking and back painBack pain can make our lives difficult and restrictive in the everyday things that we do. Back pain is a common condition and affects over a third of the population. It is believed that one in eight people aged between 16 and 64 years old are not at work because of back pain. For many people who suffer from back pain there is no quick fix solution, but there are different ways to help people take more control of their back pain. Continue reading

Negative Thinking Habits

Negative thinking habits

Negative thinking habits

We all have a running commentary of thoughts going on in our head in every situation we are in. These thoughts can be positive and therefore helpful to us. On the other hand if our thoughts are negative they will be become unhelpful to us. Negative thinking can lead to greater stress and unhappiness. It is a way of thinking about yourself and the world which distorts how situations really are. I am going to describe some common habits of negative thinking. See how many apply to you. Continue reading

Positive self-talk for coping with anxiety

Positive self-talk for coping with anxietyAnxiety often leads us to start thinking negatively. We react without thinking and before we know it we are more anxious and the negative thoughts start to flow through our mind. This can then affect our feelings, behaviour and body reactions. In our anxious state our thoughts tend to be exaggerated and contain some distortion.  It is important when we have the feelings  of anxiety that we turn these negative thoughts into positive self-talk. This will help relieve the anxiety as well stop us saying anything that we might regret at a later date. Continue reading

Psoriasis and your mental health

plaque type psoriasisMy psoriasis journey                                                                             Its psoriasis awareness week and thought it would be timely to share my journey with the skin condition. I know psoriasis can bring anguish, stress and often depressive thoughts. My psoriasis journey has not been an easy one and often has had its emotional and depressing times. My journey started when I was 13 after my BCG injection. The psoriasis started on my hairline and soon spread over my scalp. That’s when the jokes at school about my dandruff started. Continue reading

Take control of your negative thoughts and feelings

watchyourthoughts Words can hurt…
Remember the saying ‘Sticks and stones will break my bones but calling names won’t hurt me?’ If only it was true. Words can hurt us. The way people deal with us can make us feel bad about ourselves and can upset us. Continue reading