Can pain be psychological? The answer is yes

I read somewhere which said, either way what you are worrying about you should not add more worry onto it. It’s going to happen regardless so why keep adding more anxiety on top of anxiety. Meaning we psychologically make the issue worse for ourselves; building mountains out of molehills.

How many times have you sighed in relief because the anxiety-like-skyscraper you built in your mind turned out different? The situation may have been challenging but not to your envisioned end of days scenario. If you continue practicing this form of self-inflicted worrying it has devastating consequences.

Is your pain psychological?

Did you know that you can lose a lot of weight without being sick? Dropping to a life-threatening weight and the doctor may fail to find an ailment present in your body in the form of a parasite which links to your weight-loss. How? It’s called stress.

What is stress?

World Health Organization defines stress as, “Stress can be defined as a state of worry or mental tension caused by a difficult situation. Stress is a natural human response that prompts us to address challenges and threats in our lives. Everyone experiences stress to some degree. The way we respond to stress, however, makes a big difference to our overall well-being.”

So how do you heal from an ailment which isn’t physical? Try a placebo. What is a placebo? describes it as, “An inactive substance or other intervention that looks the same as, and is given the same way as, an active drug or treatment being tested.” Basically a placebo is your subconscious power.

We need mental placebos in our lives. Inhibitors which block out anxiety. Which fend off psychological pain so you can think clearly and have more productivity. We need to go beyond worldly help and search for spiritual guidance. Faith in God cures heartache. Learning to fight a physical or emotional disease spiritually is very important.

How to manage your psychological pain

What doesn’t hurt you makes you stronger. Mentally, you will be tested throughout the day and what doesn’t hurt you — meaning — how you respond to challenging events can aid in your growth. You will get tested by many things in your life and your mental strength is an important key you must use to fend off psychological pain or mental apathy.

Why it’s important to fight off mental apathy

It’s a form of depression. For example: describes it as, “Low or no reaction to emotions, like not feeling or expressing emotions.” Don’t ignore your emotions. This is how you lose weight. Understand what stress is and how you can minimize it in your life. Mental apathy is bad. It’s a form of depression and you need to look after yourself.

Don’t run away from your problems… inhibitors are good but it doesn’t mean ignoring issues which affect your life. Instead of making things worse by causing more stress in your life. Find solutions to your problems. Psychological pain needs to be fixed. Reducing stress is very important for your well-being. Physical or emotional pain can be treated you just need to get help for it.

Compounding old stress with new stress wears you down. In life we have a lot of things we must do. Knowing that you will be challenged can motivate you to expect difficult times in the future. But you don’t have to cry and breakdown all the time when they come. Experience helps you overcome new challenges.


Gather yourself, defend your mental strength, and overcome challenging times better than before. You have succeeded in the past and you can add new motivation on top of old motivation which is key. Reverse the psychological pain into good motivation in your life and you will see how quickly you get through challenges as they happen. When your mind is confident, and ready, dark days are not that bad.



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