Michelle
...feeling hopeful Michelle @mishlyn

Coping

If you knew that by changing the way you think could help yourself heal, would you do it? How do you treat yourself in your mind? I never thought about it before I started paying attention 5yrs ago. I treated myself horribly without realizing it.

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Chris
Chris @Chris70

I had cognitive therepy, changed my life and outlook


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Yes I think sometimes we do treat ourselves awfully. I think that internal monologue is not great at all sometimes. It's hard to break ingrained patterns too, so it's a difficult cycle! Absolutely if I thought I could change something in my thought patterns to calm my body down and deal with my psoriasis I would do it. It's knowing what to do!


Susan
Susan @godcares

Absolutely Michelle. I think it was Wayne Dyer who said "You are what you think." I just watched a You tube video by Joyce Meyer on addictions. Addiction come in all forms. Shoes, people pleasing, substance, complaining, focusing on negativity. It is a given for me that change is inevitable no matter how you look at it. If we think good thoughts and speak over ourselves healing, it really does work. Good for you for realizing it.


Ava
Ava @ava1

My daughter and I were just speaking about this with regard to a friend of hers who thinks negatively. A book I read 30-odd years ago comes to mind, as it helped me to see that I could control my thoughts, a novel idea at that time. It's in Kindle form today - TELLING YOURSELF THE TRUTH: Find Your Way Out of Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Anger, and Other Common Problems by Applying the Principles of Misbelief Therapy by William Backus. In my 30's, I was already in the habit of writing (depressing!) poetry and music, and I kept (depressing!) journals, as well, but after reading this book, I made sure to end every endeavor with a positive thought. Rather reminds me of the many psalms that began on a depressing note but ended in triumph. The one that leaps to mind now from childhood is, "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God!" Here's hoping for us all! Psoriasis will not have the final say!


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Michelle. I have always been a positive person (and yes I had my days when I felt depressed but not for long). I have always had a way to get myself out of negative emotions. I don't like being depressed and I don't like being negative. I would say a positive mind is a key to healthy body. Don’t let things in your life override the way you feel or think. Use your thoughts to figure out a way to get control of a situation whether it’s at work, at home or your entire life. I live consciously, by following my own thinking and make my own decisions about everything that comes into my life. I accept what comes my way and make the best of it. There are some things in life that there is no way to change, no matter how much you think about them. Learning to turn your thoughts to acceptance rather than forcing things to change is a big part in maintaining mental and physical health. I think that by the way I think have actually helped me to control my Psoriasis and my health. I might sound crazy by thinking this but that's what I believe :)
Susan : I LOVE Joyce Meyer. I have her books and I love how positive she is.



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Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn
Ontario, Canada

One of my biggest lessons in life and with Psorasis is: ❤when you change the way you look at things...the things you look at change.❤ -Dr Wayne Dyer



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