THE EFFECTS OF EMOTIONS AND NEGATIVE THOUGHTS IN THE BODY!
Physical symptoms of the mind-body relationship
For several decades, there has been growing interest in the relationship between emotions, thoughts and physical body. The scientific community has accepted the undeniable influence that these "invisible" factors have on our body.
For example, to suffer great emotional pain, such as loss of a loved one, someone can suffer a heart attack or a stroke, which can even lead to death.
But when emotions are so intense, it's a little more difficult to see the relationship between them and the state of our health. Moreover, the thoughts that feed can also influence our well-being, for good and for evil.
The relationship between emotions and our body is well known for popular wisdom. Something we noticed thanks to the experience and instinct. For example, it is common to feel stomachache before a test, job interview or other situation in which we will be measured.
The stomach pain may also be symptom of stress, such as when we have difficulties at work, in relationships or financial problems.
Difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite and tremors are also symptoms of a stressed mind.
Anxiety can lead some people to seek comfort in food, especially in foods high in sugar and carbohydrates, such as chocolate, cakes, cookies, drumsticks, pizzas etc. This can lead to increased weight and all the problems associated with it.
Shame makes our face turns red and the fear makes our face is pale. When emotion is very strong, the heart beats faster, increasing blood pressure.
Anyway, there are many "proofs" that emotions have a direct influence on our body, which can cause disease. But can we have some power over what we feel and think?
Positive affirmations to heal
The author Louise Hay is one of the most respected when it comes to claims for health, prosperity, well-being and healing. In his book "You Can Heal Your Life," "Heal Your Body" and "The power of positive affirmations", she shares many valuable information on how you can take responsibility for your emotions and thoughts, healing, thus not only body but also all areas of your life.
Louise believes that love itself is the key to health and true happiness. A simple exercise that anyone can do and what the author recommends in his books, is this:
About three times a day for at least a month, say, in front of the mirror, looking at his eyes, "I love you. I am proud of you". These simple but powerful statements must be said honestly, without any criticism. It is normal to feel some resistance at first, but persist until it becomes a natural habit to praise.
Constantly, we have an "internal dialogue" with ourselves, without which we realized. They are the stories that repeat for days, months, years, decades, and for life, about who we are, what we can not do what others have done to us, etc.
When this dialogue is very negative, it brings harmful consequences for physical and mental health. Examples of negative internal dialogue:
- "I'm very dumb".
- "I'm too fat."
- "I can not lose weight."
- "People keep me going back."
- "Nobody likes me".
- "I'm (pretty / smart / rich / good ...) enough."
And so on.
A good way to combat these negative thoughts is in therapy. Jot them down in a journal and question them is also quite effective because you will become aware of your own inner dialogue.
Another harmful effect of these "internal dialogues" unconscious is that they will attract people who think like you about you. So, if you believe it's "stupid", for example, attract people in your life that will confirm this thought.
Good ways to improve your health through the emotions and thoughts
We can not "control" our thoughts and emotions, but we can adopt healthy practices that will help us deal better with them.
One such practice is meditation. Meditate may be the best thing to do as soon as you wake up in the morning. Devote 15 minutes a day to a meditative practice, alone or in groups.
Another very beneficial practice is the physical activities. Running, aerobics, hiking, aerobics, pilates, yoga and the various types of sports can do wonders for the body, increasing the level of endorphins and the feeling of well-being, helping to balance emotions.
Sing, dance, paint and perform some creative and artistic activity are balms for emotions. You can engage in some kind of activity as well as writing, painting on fabrics, embroidery and dance, to name a few. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet new people. deep relaxation exercises can be very healing. You can buy CDs or download over the internet meditations such as yoga nidra, a simple relaxation technique, but very effective.
Taking good care of your mental and emotional health will have a positive impact on your body's health. In addition, you will be cultivating a more positive attitude towards life, which attracts happiness.