Emotions play a huge role in your physical health.
Stressful emotions create damaging hormones and toxins in the body.
The adrenal glands, the body’s main “stress” glands, secrete hormones to help us deal with short-term stresses. However, in our modern times, many people live under constant stress.
The body does not differentiate between life-threatening stresses, such as being chased by a bear, and our current stresses, such as job stress, relationship difficulties, or money worries.
It is important that we learn mechanisms to release stress buildup and improve our abilities to cope with stress.
Research in a field of study known as psycho-neuro-immunology found that every part of our immune system is linked to the brain.
Researchers discovered that every thought, experience, and emotion sends messages to the immune system, either strengthening or impairing its functioning.
Emotions that boost the immune system:
Pessimism and depression are linked to an increased risk of disease.
Emotional or mental stress impairs the function of the digestive system, as well. That is why it is best not to eat when you are upset. Avoid eating while you are very stressed.
Research has proven that stress affects our hormones, which can be damaging to our health over the long term.
Research also suggests that emotions can become stored at the cellular level. This could be part of the reason why we can become stuck in the traumas we endure. Other studies demonstrate that stress can cause blockages in our energy systems.
When all is said and done, stress is really a figment of our imaginations.
Life is only as stressful as we choose to let it be.
What to do?
Shift your view to be one that is positive, and you’ll be amazed at the discoveries you make along the way. A positive outlook makes a tremendous difference and can help you to totally transform your existing life into the life of your dreams.
If you don’t like something in your life, have the courage to be honest with yourself. This is more difficult than it seems sometimes. We often delude ourselves into accepting aspects of our life so we will not have to put in the effort to make changes. Honesty is an integral part of remaking your life into the life you would like to have.
While there may be plenty of social conditioning that affects us, we are the only ones who can choose to accept thoughts and ideas as part of our reality.
You are the only thinker of your thoughts. Those thoughts will create your reality.
If you don’t like the reality your thoughts are creating, change your thoughts.
You become what you think and feel.
“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.”
― William James
Published on August 2, 2012 by fitnfree in Fitness, This 'n That