When you break your leg, if everything is working as it should generally the bone heals. If, however, you break your leg badly and do not have it reset, it will not heal properly and you may lose some function. You may live with a limp for the rest of your life. We seem to understand this with regard to physical health and rarely hesitate to seek help when our physical bodies don’t seem to be healing as they should. Unfortunately, we often give our mental health the short end of the stick, not realizing our minds sometimes also need help to heal.
Wondering where that negative message in your head comes from? Old learning and the old messages stay in our day-to-day playbook until we work to learn something different and more helpful. They stick around until we update our learning.