The modern Mom deals with many pressures in her life. Whether it is raising families, trying to earn a living, keeping up with the kids and household chores, or a myriad of other things we deal with on a day-to-day basis.When we’re feeling stressed, we may find ourselves resorting to negative thinking and complaining, using negative words and becoming quite depressed afterwards. Sometimes we become physically tired from the depressive thoughts that creep in, and we can’t get out of bed or do a simple chore. The effects of negative thinking can and do have serious health consequences.
Negative thinking can lead to headaches, body aches and a host of health-related conditions that we might not normally experience. While depression can be a culprit, negativity can cause feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, fear and anxiety. These feelings will generally result in an overall feeling of hopelessness. These feelings can increase our risk of heart attack and strokes.
In addition, negative thinking tends to increase our experience of stress, and stress is the number one cause of major health problems today. While it’s not easy to stay positive in a world that’s often negative, the idea is to focus on your blessings and those of your family. Stay focused on what you can control, not what is totally out of your control. Eliminate negative news, people and situations as much as you can.Positive thinking people are been shown to be less likely to get sick. It’s worth the time and effort to have the discipline of focusing on the positive. Try to keep a positive view of the world and look for the good in others and in situations. Cultivate the habit of appreciating the moment and not worrying. After all, it doesn’t make sense to worry about things you can’t control, and if you can control something, take action to improve the situation. Experts have said that 96% of worrying is useless, so why not cut it out?