I found myself thinking one day not too long ago that even though the medicines
were good for me and I was talking to people and my therapist, I was still having problems
with daily living. Again to most people who don't live with mental illness, they sometimes
forget that there's no cure for this as of now, and just because we're popping pills doesn't
mean we're healed. However, I realized lately then there must be better ways to cope with
this disease then if meds and therapy aren't enough. Sure all lifestyle choices and habits
affect the brain where the illness resides, but the topic of this blog is about thoughts.
How powerful are our thoughts? What difference does it make where we let our minds take
us? According to science and all the breakthroughs in brain research, what we think about
can actually change our brain chemistry for better or worse.
In a way then since our brains are like computers, we can download what we
want or even delete something. What are you thinking about and is it helping you recover
and function better? I can only speak for myself, but my secret for feeling better is my faith
in Jesus Christ, he is my encourager, my guide, and my helper when in distress. Without
my faith in God I'm sure I would be more depressed more often and wouldn't function half
as well as I do. The point is : what I choose to focus on determines so much of what I do
and how I feel. You can focus on the illness, or you can focus on something more positive
it's up to you. I still have days where nothing makes sense and I wonder why I feel so
horrible. I still have depressing days where it all seems to be for nothing. However, I also
notice that when I focus on my higher power, Christ, my mind is more at peace, so choose
your thoughts with care.