Psychological concerns of obesity.

Studies have shown that BMI (body mass index/height-to-weight ratio) is directly related to quality of life. The higher one’s BMI (so the more someone weighs), the lower the quality of life. Factors considered with this relate to physical, emotional, mental, and social wellbeing. Knowledge of the psychological risks associated with obesity can help individuals struggling … Continue reading Psychological concerns of obesity.

Feelings of inadequacy.

A lack of confidence in your ability can have a direct effect on your ability! When we think we cannot do something, we limit ourselves simply with the negative mindset, engaging in a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thought processes and belief systems effect behavior, and therefore believing we cannot accomplish something makes it more likely we will … Continue reading Feelings of inadequacy.

Self-pity.

Life is hard… for everyone at some point or another. It is easy to feel alone in that hardship, because no one else really knows what is your life is like. We each are alone in the way we feel and experience things. That is a reality of life, and some have a harder time … Continue reading Self-pity.

Self-monitoring.

Obtaining a more objective and rational view of ourselves and our personal problems allows us to more clearly think of ways to work on changing these problems. Objective self-monitoring is difficult. Our emotional state can quite easily lead us to view situations in a non-objective manner, over-react, and make us unable to see how to … Continue reading Self-monitoring.