As the saying goes, talk is cheap.
We also say that a problem shared is a problem halved. So, increasingly, why is the focus moving from communication to action? Just talking about things isn’t enough anymore.
When we’re struggling, it might feel cathartic in the moment to speak to someone about what we’re going through, but at the end of the conversation, what happens? The release might have happened, but has anything actually changed? The likelihood is that those same negative thoughts or feelings will continue to come back until we actively unpack what’s going on and, most importantly, why.
We’ve all heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. So, if we just keep talking about our problems and they keep on coming back around, something needs to change.
Action and repetition are the ways we learn and build meaningful, long lasting habits. We have to do something different for our brain to take notice. After all, our existing brain structure and neurochemical reactions might not necessarily be working in our best interests if we’re consistently experiencing negative or irrational thoughts and feelings.
Talking about what we’re going through is a great jumping off point but without working to ease your stress or anxiety through scientifically proven techniques and strategies such as journaling, meditation, exercise, positive thinking and other mentally beneficial touchpoints, then nothing in your brain chemistry or structure is going to improve for the better. I’m sorry, it’s simply not how our neurological system works.
You have to put in the hard yards over a sustained period of time to experience the positive, long lasting results. One or two hard conversations aren’t enough on their own, action is needed.
Now, taking action can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start or what might be best for you – that’s why Leafyard systematically allows you to try every single technique and strategy that science tells us actively works to improve mental health. It does it week on week and gives you the helping hand and nudges you need to stay on track and really feel better.