Friday, January 14, 2011

What's on your mind?

The human brain processes up to 60,000 thoughts per day. When anxious or depressed we typically spend more time attending to negative thoughts and images. As a result, things around us tend to get affected negatively, which, only encourages us to be more down and anxious. This is what can make anxiety and depressive disorders so difficult to manage at times.

Now, I am not going to say that thinking positive will make all your problems go away. But I feel confident saying that becoming more mindful and aware will help us not waste so much emotional energy on the negative thoughts and images.
Travis McBride, MA, LMHC

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