The Power of the Mind: Overcoming Life’s Challenges

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Life presents us with all sorts of challenges and difficulties, many of which we can’t control or predict. These situations can cause us to doubt ourselves and our ability to overcome them; however, what if you knew that you could use the power of your mind to overcome these challenges? In this article, we will explore the power of the mind, including how it can be used to overcome life’s most challenging situations.
In our lives, we come across many challenges. We all want to know what it feels like to overcome these challenges. These life lessons can teach us how to take charge and live a more satisfying life. What are you willing to do in order to face your challenge?
No matter what kind of challenge we’re facing in life, there is always a way around it. Here are some tips on how you can make your own ways around the obstacles in your way and start living a better life today!

  • * Reframing your view on mental illness
    There are two perspectives on mental health. The first being that mental illnesses are something that need to be cured and the second being that mental illnesses are nothing to be ashamed of and should be approached with compassion.
  • * Mental Illness, How We are Affected
    Mental illnesses are a growing problem, with one in four people living with a mental illness. All too often people are labeled crazy or nuts when they don’t act or behave normally. It is crucial to remember that mental illness is an illness like any other – except it affects one’s brain.
  • * Positive Effects of Viewing Mental Illness Positively
    One way to get perspective on your mental illness is to focus on the positive side effects it may have had on your life.
  • Steve Maraboli, Self-Help Writer and Speaker Every single person on this planet has a certain degree of mental illness that they need to cope with every day. He emphasizes that his diagnoses does not make him any less human and encourages people with similar diagnoses to view themselves as powerful, not powerless.
  • * The Neuroscience Behind Mental Illness
    No one knows exactly what causes mental illness, but there are a number of risk factors that have been associated with it. These include being female; having a history of childhood abuse or neglect; having a close family member with a mental disorder, particularly depression or bipolar disorder; and being stressed for an extended period. Lack of sleep may also contribute to mental illness as it can lead to diminished cognitive function and increased emotional reactivity. For example, during the short-term stress response (acute stress), cortisol rises in order to prepare the body for a fight-or-flight response. If this continues over time (chronic stress), however, cortisol levels will remain high and suppress neurogenesis—the production of new neurons in the hippocampus region of the brain—and release glutamate—a neurotransmitter involved in long-term memory formation.
  • * How Your Brain Can Beat Mental Illness
    Just because you have a diagnosis, doesn’t mean you are bound to it. Yes, those diagnosed with mental illness may experience symptoms for the rest of their lives but that does not mean that is where their story ends. Much like any chronic condition, there are treatments and therapies available to help ease or overcome some conditions. There are many stories about individuals who haYesandve done just that-beat mental illness such as depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder and more. . . . Some believe this state can be reached through meditation and mindfulness. Others believe in using medications, therapy, counseling and other methods of treatment. These people all agree on one thing though-you must take responsibility for your life. Your own thoughts, feelings and behaviors contribute to your health. What kind of person do you want to be? Who would you like to spend time with? What kind of things would make your day better? These questions matter when it comes to our mental health because they go hand in hand. Our minds are what give us energy, motivation and peace so they need proper attention so we can enjoy the life we’re living today.
  • * Taking Action, Changing Lives
    Are you facing a big challenge right now? Write down what that challenge is and make a commitment to yourself that, no matter what happens, you will learn from it. Create an action plan with short-term, medium-term and long-term goals and break them down into small steps. Remember: progress is progress. Write down what needs to happen in order to accomplish your goal and break those tasks into even smaller pieces. Keep track of your progress for motivation–do this often!

Until our beautiful minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter-Della 💞🦋