Have you ever wondered what causes negative thinking? Or, how you can change negative thinking to positive thinking? As a board certified clinical neuropsychologist, I daily see the impact of our thoughts and our beliefs on our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In this article, I share one of the most important things we can do to make a positive change for our health (and, yes, it has to do with our thought life.)
In today’s Ask Dr. B, a concerned mom asks for advice on managing her son’s behavioral outbursts.
Comparison is the thief of joy. Part of the problem with comparison is that you can always find others who have more, do more, and achieve more than you. But on the other hand. But, you can always find others who have less, do less, and achieve less than you. Either way, you aren’t content with where God has you.
There are many who are having a hard time experiencing joy this Christmas. Yet, we ave a home, clothes to wear, food to eat, presents to open. That makes us wealthier than most of the people in the world. But what if we didn’t? What if we didn’t have a home, or a bed to sleep in, or clothes to wear? We would be in good company.
When our expectations do not come to pass, we can be left disappointed, frustrated, angry, or depressed. One way to combat depression during the holidays is to release our expectations; Release our expectations of ourselves and others.