Therapeutic Photography 0
Taking pics, processing them, and posting them on social media might be more therapeutic than you realize.
I recently discovered the concept of Therapeutic Photography: the use of photography by an individual or group to improve mental health. I think that you don't have to necessarily set out to use photography as therapy to have the therapeutic benefits, but becoming more aware of how it can help your mind and mood might boost the benefits.
Therapeutic Benefits of Photography
There is a long list of potential mental health gains from taking pics, processing them, and discussing them.
Therapeutic photography can provide opportunities to:
4 Step Thought Blocking or Thought Stopping Technique 0
Do you ruminate about awful scenarios? or fixate on angry or anxious negative thoughts?
Fixating on negative thoughts or dwelling on awful scenarios can capitalize on your brainpower, ramp up your anxiety, drain your energy, and distort how you see yourself and the world and people around you.
Learning the technique of Thought Blocking (AKA Thought Stopping) can help you stop negative, awfulizing, catastrophizing thoughts.
The Catastrophizing and Anxiety Connection 0
When you catastrophize (AKA awfulize), you dwell on a worse-than-worst-case scenario and get overwhelmed by a growing mushroom cloud of painful emotion.
That can ramp up your anxiety even though what you are anxious about isn't really happening. It can stress you out, shut down your ability to think clearly, and immobilize you.
Click Read More to learn:
- What is Catastrophizing?
- The Catastrophizing-Anxiety Connection.
- How to Stop Catastrophizing.
10 Positive Quotes and Sayings About Success 0
You may be looking to improve yourself, your career or your life.
Click the pic or "Read More" for 10 positive quotes and sayings to help point out some of what can contribute to your success, inspire you, and motivate you to achieve your goals.
10 Calming Affirmations to Reduce Anxiety Naturally 0
Anxiety can sap your energy and distract your mind. It can get in the way of your health and happiness.
Positive affirmation statements can be used throughout your day to calm and relax your anxiety naturally, and cheer you on through challenges big and small.
Click to read 10 affirmations that can help reduce your anxiety and decrease your stress.
Self-Esteem Definition and How to Get Self-Esteem 0
Self-esteem is about how you see yourself.
It has nothing to do with the mask you show to the world or how other people see you. It is an interior thing. It is how you feel about yourself.
Healthy self-esteem is “I am lovable” and “I am capable of handling myself in my environment.”
When you don't feel lovable or capable, it's hard to feel good about yourself and it's hard to have strong self-esteem.
Getting healthy self-esteem is an inside job.
Click to learn:
- The definition of self-esteem.
- What healthy self-esteem is.
- 5 ways to boost your self-esteem.