Here is a chart explaining the health impact of stress, anxiety, overthinking, and lack of sleep:
|Health Impact||Stress||Anxiety||Overthinking||Lack of Sleep|
|Physical||Headaches, muscle tension, high blood pressure, weakened immune system, digestive problems||Rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing, sweating, tense muscles, digestive problems||Muscle tension, aches and pains, digestive problems, fatigue||Weakened immune system, increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease|
|Mental||Mood swings, irritability, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, burnout||Worry, fear, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, phobias||Negative self-talk, self-doubt, indecisiveness, racing thoughts, difficulty focusing||Mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating|
|Behavioral||Overeating or undereating, substance abuse, social withdrawal, poor time management||Avoidance, procrastination, compulsive behaviors, isolation||Avoidance, procrastination, indecisiveness, poor time...|
You may have heard the phrase that Our thoughts create our reality. But how true is it? Let’s find out. What do you see in the pictures below?
Now if you are like most people, you would say you saw a car, an aeroplane, a dinosaur, and a house. But in reality, all you saw was playdough. Your thoughts made it what you perceived it to be. In other words, thoughts do have some role in creating our reality. But there’s something else here too. Something that we call consciousness or awareness. When you look at it from a superficial level of awareness you see things as they look, but when you see things from a deeper level of awareness you see things as they are, without any preconceptions, judgements, or definitions.
The key to better Mental Health
The key to better mental health is not in manipulating what we are thinking, but in understanding that we think. There is a lot of effort that goes into positive thinking. But in my experience,...