Psychological wellbeing begins with your ability to understand, like and question yourself in supportive ways. Confusion as to why you keep doing something or a sense of being out of control of your thoughts and feelings can be alarming and many people attack themselves with ?I always do this; I can?t believe I am here again; will I ever learn?? Our thoughts directly affect our feelings and if the thoughts are negative or judgmental, they have a tremendous effect on psychological wellbeing.
Over a period of time, they contribute or even cause conditions of depression, anxiety or obsessive disorders because the internal landscape is negative and self-critical. Thus, the quality of communication a person has with themselves directly influences the creation or maintenance of psychological wellbeing.
The quality of your communication with other people also has the potential to uplift, inspire and make you feel important and valued by others. Conflict, judgment, friction or feeling misunderstood by others can leave you feeling lonely and misrepresented. Someone who has a healthy relationship with themselves and supportive internal dialogue, may feel lonely in an exchange with another person but doesn?t go down a path of self-judgment and despair that the world is a terrible place. Instead, they may feel hurt or disappointed, but they don?t feel powerless to change their situation, speak up or question their part in the results they get with other people.
Effective communication is essential for psychological wellbeing. We must become good communicators with ourselves and with other people. We must learn to have an open and supportive conversation with ourselves on a regular basis. We must also learn to become expert communicators with others and see our part in getting the results we have in our lives through these interactions.