Low Self Esteem
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“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts”.
“IT WAS Buddha who said “your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts”.
Now science appears to be at one with him, after new research showed that negative thoughts can be physiologically harmful, while positive thinking calms the heart rate and can even boost the body’s immune system. In a study carried out by the universities of Exeter and Oxford, 135 people were divided into groups and played a different set of audio instructions.
The two groups encouraged to be kind to themselves reported feeling more self-compassion and connection with others, and had feelings of relaxation and safety. Meanwhile, instructions that induced a critical inner voice led to an increased heart rate – consistent with feelings of threat and distress.
Dr Anke Karl, the lead researcher, told the journal Clinical Psychological Science: “Our study is helping us understand the mechanism of how being kind to yourself when things go wrong could be beneficial in psychological treatments.
“We hope future research can use our method to investigate this in people with mental health problems such as recurrent depression.”
Article taken from The Telegraph - 7/2/2019
How to look at things differently and feel better about the future …..
Creating a feeling of relaxation helps you feel better about yourself and your future. You begin to feel happier, you begin to take control of your life and appreciate and enjoy what you have rather than dwelling on what you don’t have.
The secret is to be relentless in taking charge of your life and to figure out what result you’re actually aiming to achieve. This is the first step in the process in achieving your goal; the second is to maintain focus on the result you are going to achieve.
When you don’t have a goal, your brain is aimed towards dissatisfaction and will look for faults, but as soon as you have a clear picture in your mind you feel better. You need to focus on your goal because if you think positively towards pleasure and success, that’s where your path with lead. Setting a direction that allows you to successfully achieve your goals is important.
These two useful questions will help you create your goals: What do you want to achieve? How will you know when you’ve achieved it?
The difference between a wish and a goal is that the latter is specific and attainable. A well-structured goal must address what you actually want as opposed to what you don’t want. Rather than saying I want to lose weight, think about what you want instead e.g. I want to have a healthy body. Rather than saying I must get out of debt, think in terms of paying all the bills every month and having extra income left to spend.
When you’re setting your goals, it’s vital that you’re looking for something specific. If you tell your brain you want something it will focus on it, so you need to be clear exactly what you want. So be careful, if you’re looking for problems you’ll find them. If you’re looking for solutions you’ll find them.
To truly build a better life you need to ensure you’re making continuous progress, achieving your goals and focusing upon the person you will soon become.