Nero pathways

It’s after consistent dwelling on a certain subject, that builds the Nero pathways in our brains stronger.
So a question is it by saying we’re mentally unwell we become mentally unwell, though by the fact have talked ourselves in to it.
Is this the reasoning behind positive affirmations

I think you can worry yourself sick but no matter how much I tried to wish myself better from psychosis it never worked.

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True. Nothing works better or for sure in terms of mental sickness. It is always maybe.

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Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

If you keep telling yourself something for long enough then you start to believe your own ■■■■■■■■.

Also rumination is unhealthy.

The more you practice and repeat certain neural pathways it will strengthen them. That is how you learn things. The same can also be true for learned helpness. Same for meditation and mindfulness it increases your awareness. It’s not a medication though. Understanding that there is neural changes is interesting but entirely unimportant to the practice imo. How do you learn things? How do you get better at anything?

You can interven not only at the level of thought but by the choice of your actions.

Change your actions and you will also change your thoughts.