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Good Foods, Good Mood

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Good Foods, Good Mood

Have you ever thought about how your mood reacts to the foods you eat? Some say it is easy to become addicted to sugar, carbohydrates and processed foods. In today’s society, it is hard not to be. It can be appealing because wherever you look there are foods that are presented to you for convenience.

What Are You Buying?

Take a look at the middle aisles in your grocery stores. These are full of processed or high sodium foods. Or take a look at all the fast food chains throughout America. There are too many to count.  One could argue that the commercials on television are geared towards convenience and especially busy moms.

By staying away from these processed foods and gravitating towards eating raw, whole foods, you are increasing the likelihood to have a healthier, happier life. If you are fighting depression, these food choices become extremely important.

There is a reason why the more sweets and processed foods you eat, make you feel up at first, but overall prove to show a decrease in energy. Depression and depressed people need to pay attention to this article. The foods you eat in conjunction with simple lifestyle changes can make a major difference. It could be the difference between you suffering with depression or overcoming depression.

(DISCLAIMER: Medication-management is recommended by psychiatrists for those suffering with severe to extreme depression. A healthy diet can be a helpful factor in aiding your battle against depression. For mild to moderate depression, alternative treatment and modifications to diet can be noticeably helpful.)
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Find Your Self-Worth

Find Your Self-Worth

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In Philip C. McGraw’s book called Self Matters, he references a chapter about labeling. Labeling is a not only something you say to yourself inside your head with your critical voice, but it is also something that others say about you. Labeling has a powerful influence over your psychological development. It can define your self-worth.

Labeling can be living in your subconscious. Labels come from the outside world and inside your mind. Your labels are important because it is the inner core of what you believe about yourself. “Label” means a term of classification. However, you could benefit from looking at these labels to understand your self-worth.

Labels are Judgments

Labels are judgments of self. They crystallize a type of self-characterization. Labels allow someone else to define you based on a personal, perhaps biased perception. You either allow others’ labels to creep inside your head to become a form of self-characterization. Do you beat yourself up by listening and believing what others are assuming about you?

Whether labels are true or not, there is a certain self-fulfilling prophecy that happens with labeling. When you pay attention to labels, there is a prediction that is somewhat made. That prediction can lead you to continue with those types of credits or continue to live life in that manner. Read more