Infrastructure for Optimal Wellbeing by Lori Calabrese, MD | The Ketamine Blog
Optimal Wellbeing. Something we all strive for, right? Something we wish for. But it’s so hard to achieve. Even so, we keep trying…and trying. But here’s what we’re talking about… We’re not trying to portray a utopia but rather ways to improve your thinking to help sustain the good sense of wellbeing you may have gained after your ketamine treatment. We want to help you build infrastructure for optimal wellbeing.
Look at it this way. Sometimes when you’re depressed for a prolonged period of time as in …maybe …years…? It colors the way you see everything. And it’s human nature to try to fit your philosophies of life to the way you feel. The result is a mindset that may pull you back into depression.
So it’s extremely important to your recovery and remission to learn to think about things differently in a way that supports a brighter outlook on life.
Because, while most psychiatric disorders have genetic links, the symptoms can be worsened by counterproductive, if not destructive, thinking patterns. To live well, with hope and continued initiative, just may require that you change your mind.
So the basis upon which you base your approach and reactions to life can undermine your progress …or spur it forward.
In these articles about optimal wellbeing you’ll read about facing the truth about your own motives and intents. You’ll also read about nurturing an attitude of gratitude to cultivate your own wellbeing.
There’s information for applying the science of happiness and the science of joy in your life, and for developing and using persistence. Things like this constitute your personal infrastructure that will support you with resilience in the face of challenges going forward.
And this infrastructure for optimal wellbeing can help your remission stand strong. Which makes life better all the way around.
See you inside.
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