No, it ain’t that easy. Never heard of anyone curing their schizophrenia by will power or positive thinking. You will not " think yourself" out of this disease. The reason is simple; if it was possible, then it would have been done by everybody a long time ago. And it would have been publicized all over the world, and every psychiatrist would treat their patients illness by recommending it.
That said, living by those principles for someone with schizophrenia would probably help. Living by those principles could help someone live a better life. It’s good to have a purpose in life and be a good person and help others and improve yourself etc.
Speaking from experience, I was a drug addict and lived that lifestyle for four years. During that time, I didn’t give a damn about anything except getting my drugs. I didn’t care much about living a clean productive helpful life. I didn’t care about helping anyone or being a good person or having a purpose.
But I eventually got clean in AA and a huge part of AA is self improvement. The AA program is not just about quitting drugs; there’s much, much, more to it. It’s about being honest and living by a set of principles. It’s about improving yourself and your life. But I’m bringing up AA because it changed my life. And I’m bringing it up because I turned my life around and I lived by what they taught me.
I was gung-ho in the program the first 5 years. I tried to live a principled, moral, honest life. And I succeeded in many ways. BUT…all the positive changes made me happier, and I got a lot out of it and made good things happen in my life but it didn’t cure me. Living a good life helped my recovery in many ways.
Like a said, I was happier and more productive and living a principled life brought me many good things. It helped make my life better and it put me n a position to help other people. That’s why when I walk around in public now, I get smiles and approval occasionally.
People can spot that I’m not out to hurt anyone or cause trouble. And that makes me happy too!
So yes, there’s definitely benefits in living a good life and working on yourself. But my last advice when it comes to improving your life is don’t take on too much. None of us are perfect and trying to be perfect will just frustrate and cause it’s own problems.