Lifematters - Mind
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Your Mind


Thinking is a habit. If you have learned bad thinking habits, life can get very stressful for you. Thinking can be ruled by self-limiting beliefs - these are thoughts/habits/things we say to ourselves which limit us and act as put downs. They make us feel negative about our ability to manage our lives and cope with pressure. Do you have any self limiting beliefs? Think about it.

Developing positive thinking helps you to be healthy and feel good about yourself. We may not be able to change the world, but we can certainly change the way we think about it, and how we "see" or feel about it. This in turn helps us to make a positive contribution to the world around us. When you consider this deeply, you begin to realise that life can be just what you make it. It really is up to you!

The Life Skills for Step 2 are:

  • Increase Motivation
  • Improve Coping mechanisms
  • Train your brain: keep it fit, stretched and healthy
  • Develop a positive mental attitude
  • Power thinking
  • The power of thinking positively
  • Building self confidence and self esteem
  • Overcoming anxiety
  • Manage stress
  • Deal with panic attacks
  • Overcome depression