What you do affects how you think and feel about yourself, others, and the world. Thinking pleasant thoughts helps make our lives more balanced. We realize there is more in our lives than just problems and things we have to do. There are many different types of thoughts that one can have in any given situation and these different thoughts can affect how we feel.

mothers-and-babiesThoughts are things that we tell ourselves. We can have several thoughts at any given moment, and some of them contradict each other. We are conscious of some thoughts and not of others. Our thoughts can help us or harm us. Our thoughts almost always affect our mood.

It is possible to change the way we think. The first thing we need to do is to notice our thoughts. If we are more aware of our thoughts, we can learn to use them to achieve a healthier mood.

  • Thoughts are like self-talk, like having a conversation with ourselves.
  • Our thoughts can affect the way we feel, can affect our bodies (e.g. tension), and can affect what we do.
  • Helpful thoughts help improve mood.
  • Harmful thoughts worsen mood.
  • Identifying harmful and helpful thoughts about your pregnancy and how they affect your mood is an important step toward improving your mood.


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