Every time I turn around I find another article regarding what causes breast cancer and how to keep from getting it or how to deal with it if you do. There are endless programs dealing with diet and the foods that you should eat and the ones to avoid yet those lists keep changing on a regular basis. Then there are those exercise gurus who claim that if you follow their programs and keep physically fit, you have the answers that you need.
“But no matter your situation, learning to deal with finding peace of mind in a healthy way is not only beneficial to your mental well being, but it is also one of the best things that you need to do in order to maintain a healthy body.“Barbara Jacoby
However, if you look around, you might just find that there are many, many people who do not eat a healthy diet and do not exercise but never get breast cancer or any other types of cancer. And there are those who have the best regimens of healthy eating and exercise and do get breast cancer. Well, that it is my belief that all of these approaches only focus on the body while it is my belief that mental health may play the largest role and that starts with finding peace of mind.
Although we often come across information regarding how mental health affects our lives, I don’t think that this particular topic gets enough attention. I know many women who have/had breast cancer and they have come in all shapes and sizes and have lived all different lifestyles. But, one common factor that seems to be a recurring theme in my search for a common factor that all possess is finding peace of mind. You might be thinking that you can judge a person’s ability to deal with mental health from the outside but, trust me, that is absolutely impossible. The way in which the person actually deals with it is often totally different than what you see on the outside. Let me explain.
We have all known people who appear so happy. They laugh a lot, are outwardly extremely friendly to everyone and regardless of what comes their way, they brush it off and just move along. However, if you ever have the chance to really get to the bottom of their feelings, you may find that they have taken all of their mental health issues and shoved them down inside to hopefully never have to deal with the pain again. Such behavior not only increases pressure on the body but also adds to the great chemical imbalances that this creates.
Regardless of the situation, we must find a way to find peace of mind. While angry outbursts have been chosen by many, it does not teach us how to deal with the mental issues that come our way on a long-term or repeated basis. We must find a healthy way to take control of our lives that will produce positive results. Perhaps an immediate solution is to talk about it with someone we trust. To just get out those feelings that were created by a small matter is often enough when the situation is not very big.
However, for issues that are larger, you may want to seek professional help in order to manage the situation in a way that does not cause you even more problems. But no matter your situation, learning to deal with finding peace of mind in a healthy way is not only beneficial to your mental well being, but it is also one of the best things that you need to do in order to maintain a healthy body.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.