You Are What You Eat Think – Change Your Negative Thoughts
Growing up I remember hearing those famous words “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT” almost on a daily basis. Back then the focus was on body image and maintaining a fit healthy appearance – nothing has changed right? Looking good is a huge money-making business. But what if I was to tell you it’s just as important to recognise that YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK. Negative thoughts = negative feelings = negative behaviours. Do you need help to change negative thoughts?
Don’t get me wrong – having a healthy diet, regular exercise and good sleep patterns are all important factors for good mental health but having healthy thoughts about ourselves is equally important. After all everything starts with a thought, even our feelings. The fundamental concept of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a popular evidence-based psychotherapy, is that you feel the way you think.
There is a body-mind connection that never sleeps. Our minds are constantly communicating with our bodies. This conversation from mind to body can be conscious or unconscious, positive or negative, heathy or unhealthy and will affect our bodies. The thoughts you have today will be your experiences tomorrow.
Of course, there are external factors that influence the way you think, feel and act. But with help from an experienced therapist, you can learn how to change how you feel by changing unhealthy thoughts and behavioural patterns. You may not be able to change what is happening in your world but you can change your response to it…your cognitive and emotional response which in turn changes your behavioural response.
Positive Therapeutic Services can help you turn unhelpful thought patterns into positive, healthy thoughts that lead to positive healthy lives. Why not CONTACT US today and let us help you change your negative thoughts so you can live your best life.
Take the anxiety and depression checklist to see if you are currently experiencing symptoms https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety-and-depression-checklist-k10