Negative emotions are destructive to your health. Especially if you allow them to multiply and consume your every waking moment. Left untreated, negativity can lead to depression, ruined relationships, lead to alcohol and substance abuse, financial problems, health problems, and even death. Once you get into a pattern of negative thinking it can be difficult to break.
These unpleasant feelings become routine. Studies have shown that your attitude, whether positive or negative has a dramatic effect on all areas of your life including how fast your body heals after surgery.
A study published in the American Journal of Critical Care found that depressed patients, regardless of age and sex had the worst post-surgery outcomes. They had more complications and took much longer to heal than patients with a more positive attitude.
Let’s take a closer look at what you can do to reduce negativity in your life…
Seek Professional Help
If you are struggling with depression, addictions, debt, or other problems you should seek help from the appropriate professionals. Help is available. Much of it free. You don’t have to do it on your own.
Depression is treatable. Problems with substance abuse, gambling or debt are also treatable. Talk to your family doctor. They can treat any medical issues you have and refer you on for further counselling. They will also hold you accountable and act as a barometer of your progress.