It may sound woo-woo to say that your thoughts & beliefs can impact your body.
In this study we see that:
•The way food is labeled— “indulgent, decadent, and rich” or “healthy, nutritious, and fat- free”—strongly influences our beliefs/thoughts And those mental cues can even prime the body to metabolize a meal differently.
•If our thoughts & beliefs about the food we are consuming can impact our digestion- what else is impacted by negative self-talk or limited self beliefs?
•The usual metabolic model — calories in and calories out — may need some rethinking, because it doesn’t account for how our beliefs about our food may impact our physiology.
I found this study so fascinating 🧐 and would love to hear your thoughts below 👇🏻
This type of thinking is between two extremes: you are either a success or a failure. If you’re not perfect, then you’re a disaster.
This mindset is too strict, which leaves no leeway for mishaps which are inevitable.
In a previous post, we dove into common types of negative self-talk: The worrier, the critic, the perfectionist, the victim and how we interpret external events and our self-talk directly afterwards greatly influence our feelings and reactions.
The two most effective ways to deal with negative self-talk is to question it & counter it with neural/positive supportive statements. You can weaken the hold of your negative self-statements by exposing them to any of the following Socratic questions or rational investigation. Countering involves writing down & rehearsing positive statements that directly refute or invalidate your negative self-talk.
I wanted to provide some of examples & work throughs that may be helpful in developing the habit of re-framing and countering negative self-talk.