Tips For A Healthy Mind
A Healthy Mind: Tips to Keep Your Mind Robust
Focusing on solely physical treatments for those with disorders or diseases won't necessarily lead to a fast recovery. If you tie in spiritual, emotional, and other forms of management, a once long, painful process becomes easier and provides much more support for the patient.
· It should be noted that feeling emotions of sadness, frustration, and other negatives are considered normal. So, forcing a continual positive attitude upon the injured is not necessary. A "fighting attitude" according to Dr. Sandra Haber, Ph.D., is adequate for this situation in that if you do everything in your power to move towards recovery, then it will come.
· The six general areas of medical treatment in which psychology plays a large role are medical interventions best fit for the patient, forming a support group amongst the patient's family and friends, reducing side effects of medical treatments, managing pain, and helping with the aftermath of their specific disease. So, one should have different mindsets for each stage, each based upon getting through this, and becoming health once more.
· As stated above, negative feelings aren't unreasonable, however, they should not take over the mindset of the patient. If continual thoughts about the affected's mortality or lack of recovery occurs, the recovery process becomes less of a guarantee.
· It should be noted that a positive mindset, after becoming healthy again is proven to lead to longer than average periods without illnesses.
· Keys to recovery include confidence, nondestructive behavior, and a positive attitude. When meeting these requirements a patient becomes less vulnerable to their own illnesses and others to come.