Psoriasis and The Power of Positive Thinking
Some people I have known over the years with psoriasis suffer from anxiety and depression, and its not hard to see why you can easily become negative at different times, and it is the negative thoughts and emotions which are unfortunately what often keep people in the very uncomfortable condition they are in. I believe that it is important for the psoriasis patient to relax more, and preferably have a “controlled” relaxation session in the afternoon for 20 minutes. This may sound somewhat unscientific, but it is amazing what can happen when we dispel that negative energy and replace it with a boost of positivity. During these relaxation sessions it is important to stop thinking about any problems that require a solution, and to focus on a beautiful event or place you have been to. By stimulating the relaxing part of our brain, we boost our immunity, decrease our blood pressure and have even been shown to improve our digestion.
Never underestimate the power of positive thinking
Negative thoughts can lead to anxiety, negative emotions and actions and even anger. If you are feeling down, all you want to do is stay under the covers and not deal with anyone. People with psoriasis can sometimes have negative thoughts about their condition that can lead them and others into really believing those thoughts to be true. If you constantly tell people you arenâ€™t smart enough, in time you will believe that to be the actual truth. However, if you tell yourself you are just as clever as everyone else, you will believe that to be the truth as well. A negative thought process and negative attitude would not give you the courage and strength to even try to rise about these negative thought patterns. A positive attitude will give you the confidence to go for it, even if you donâ€™t get it and least you have tried!
Every day and in every way I’m getting better
It is very important to always believe in your recovery from psoriasis, even though your doctor may have told you that psoriasis is an “incurable” disease. Believe me, the road to recovery is more than just drugs, creams and doctorâ€™s visits, it is about convincing yourself that everything is going to be just fine. It is saying everyday that this skin condition is not going to bring you down or stop you from reaching your full potential. You may have psoriasis, but it is a lot more of you than just your skin!
Make up some cards with positive affirmations and have them around your home and office, they are a great way to helping you commit to gaining control of your life back. Imagine yourself free of all illness, picture yourself living a healthy life and enjoying all that life has to give. Remember that picture for when times get tough and things get hard.
Why spend money on a self-help CD, when it is easy and free to make your own daily affirmations! The trick is to make yourself recite these affirmations daily, even when you are not feeling at your best. Write out things such as â€śI am getting stronger and healthierâ€ť â€śI feel better and more positive with each passing dayâ€ť or “I’ve never had so much energy” Now place these sayings in your purse or wallet or hang them in the mirror where you get ready each day.
Your lifestyle should be your main concern as far as psoriasis recovery is concerned, and that is why I have left some of what I consider to be some of the best information in a separate book that makes up part of The Psoriasis Program.
Unless those with psoriasis change their lifestyle to reduce the causative factors, complete healing is seldom accomplished. I have certainly discovered this to be the case in my practice and have noticed that those patients who are the most committed to recognizing the causes of their psoriasis and make the appropriate diet and lifestyle changes long-term are the ones who get the best results.
But how long does it take you ask, how long do I have to keep eating the diet, how long do I have to change my ways until I have great looking skin, or until my joints donâ€™t hurt anymore? When can I get back to the foods I love to eat or drink like ice cream, take-away foods, wine, beer, candy, etc.? If you are starting to think like this you are probably not going to really recover and you probably donâ€™t have what it takes to fully recover either, to be perfectly honest. I donâ€™t want you to think that you need to be looking at â€śdelayed gratificationâ€ť with your new Psoriasis Diet and your new lifestyle, these are going to have to be modified and remain modified until you are 100 percent and then some more. Once these new elements become so engrained into your being they will most probably stay like this and become part of the new you. You will be able to adopt some of your former ways again, but wait until you have fully recovered, that way you will be able to discover the true nature of cause and effect more easily, i.e.; if you start to eat Twinkies, chocolate, or drink beer every day again and get itchy, develop many skin lesions or perhaps feel bloated, have gas, or constipation, then that is cause and effect, simple as that!
Lifestyle imbalances often stand in the way of healing psoriasis
Lifestyle elements are frequently both the primary cause as well as the maintaining causes of psoriasis that stand squarely in the way of healing. When you come to recognize and understand these particular factors in your own lifestyle, then you will have finally discovered that the power is really in your own hands to fully recover, by making the necessary changes long-term. Then why you are asking is the lifestyle section one the last booklets in the psoriasis series Iâ€™ve written?
I wanted you to get a really good grasp of the other concepts such as eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones, understanding about how stress affects your immune system, learning how to clean up your body through detoxification and learning about the best special foods, herbal medicines and teas and supplements which help to eradicate your psoriasis. If you have read a lot of my psoriasis information already, then you will have noticed that much of this information contains many elements of lifestyle modification already. If you can fully grasp the message contained and implement the suggestions herein, I promise you that happiness and a much greater state of health will be awaiting you.
Are you ready to get serious about a permanent solution for your psoriasis? Check out The Psoriasis Program!