Jump-start Your Emotional Health
probably heard the expression: "It's not what you're eating. It's what's
eating you!" This well-known saying reminds us that the thoughts we
entertain can have an impact on our health.
have discovered that what you're thinking actually affects your physical health
as well as your emotional well-being. Ulcers, indigestion, nervousness, high
blood pressure and a wide variety of diseases can result from an injured immune
system brought on by harmful thought patterns.
are thoughts that heal and thoughts that hurt.
you read this article through to the end, you will discover an effective tool
to enhance your emotional and physical health.
are five keys to emotional well-being:
Emotions tag right along behind your thoughts, so guard your mind carefully.
emotions can't tell if what you're thinking about is really happening or if
it's just an image in your head.
this to yourself by thinking back to when you watched a terrifying scene on
television on in a movie. Even though you knew what you were watching wasn't
actually happening, you were still scared - weren't you?
something to consider. About ten minutes after you start to dwell on something,
corresponding emotions will follow.
are what we eat - both physically and mentally. Pay close attention to what
you're feeding your mind. The books, television, movies, newspapers and even
the jokes we hear enter into our lives and become part of us.
what's eating you? Examine what you're feeling and then ask yourself this
question, "What have I been thinking about recently?"
you have a garbage can for a head, life will look like garbage to you.
Learn to develop a cheerful attitude toward life.
can be painful, but it's possible to overcome.
to behave in a cheerful way as much as possible even if you don't feel like it.
You may be surprised at what happens. Cheerfulness is contagious.
positive attitude toward life may help ward off sicknesses. Psychology
Professor Sheldon Cohen (
Deal with stress as an opportunity to grow.
can be a killer.
who go through stressful events seem to get sicker more often than those who
have less problems confronting them. But some people
thrive on stress. This tends to show that the problem is not stress, but how we
deal with it.
we experience times of anxiety and fear, our brains release hormones as part of
the fight-flight syndrome to prepare us for dangerous situations. When the body
receives too many of these "danger" messages from our brains, our
disease-resistance systems are weakened.
situations seem to cause increased illnesses in those who consider themselves
to be victims and who react with anxiety and
consider stressful situations as opportunities to overcome. So why not choose
this positive approach yourself?
Make the right friends.
people who are cheerful instead of depressed for the majority of your friends.
can be transferred almost by osmosis. Retired baseball Coach, John Scolinos (from
need a positive social life that includes friends, close family members,
churches and members of organizations.
who have satisfying social lives enjoy improved resistance to illness.
Let wisdom from the world's greatest book be your
cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones"
the days of the afflicted are bad, but a cheerful heart has a continual
to jump-start your emotional health? Stop letting what's eating you hurt you
and begin to enjoy life in a brand new way.
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