Emotions and thoughts occur freely in our minds and bodies. Important to note is that when these emotions are repressed, they can greatly affect your health both physically and mentally. This especially happens when we create some form of attachment to these emotions.
A positive mindset, for example, gives one a broader perspective of the world and also makes one happier and successful.
A negative mindset on the other side will deny you the chance to enjoy life. How does this work? You may wonder. Below, we look at various emotions and how they could affect us:
Gratitude involves appreciating the little things in life and giving thanks for all that you have (and what you receive). Remember the song “count your blessings”? This is basically what gratitude involves. By being grateful, you get a positive energy in life that makes you happier, want to exercise more, complain less and sleep better.
It can be triggered by many emotions such as feelings of hopelessness, helplessness or sadness. When you are stressed, happiness and you cease to coexist. Effects of stress are numerous with weight gain topping the list. Cortisol, a hormone that causes stress, is known to trigger belly fat. This kind of fat takes lots of time and resources to shed. Also, stress may trigger health conditions such as high blood pressure, digestive disorders and cardiovascular diseases. In severe cases, it leads to depression. Look out for emotions that trigger stress and deal with them accordingly.
“We forgive, but we don’t forget”, saying people often use without thinking how much effect it has on one’s life. Most people lie when they say so. Maybe somebody hurt you so bad you swore you would have them pay one day or made you lose your trust in people. Forgiving them and letting go is something you feel you can’t do. Important to note is that forgiveness will open more doors than you can ever imagine. The Stanford Forgiveness Project showed that if you practice forgiveness often, you live longer, feel fewer feelings of pain, and become healthier. Forgiveness is a virtue that those who possess, I might say, are truly blessed.
4. Emotional Resilience
This is the force that will drive you against negative energies that surround you. This force helps you bare tough situations without getting affected. The idea is not to act like emotions such as pain, grief and frustrations are not there but rather to accept them and work your way out through them. Such people are also able to avoid influence from other people and have the ability to stand on their own. Some joint pain facts will tell you that such pain can be borne better if you are resilient. To cultivate such kind of resilience, stay positive.
The kind of emotions and thoughts that you cultivate in your mind greatly affects your quality of life. The more positive they are, the happier you become and the healthier you are, both physically and emotionally.
Don’t allow yourself to dwell so much in the past that you forget to live your life. Practice forgiveness, be grateful for all you have, and above all, look at life from a positive angle.
Stop comparing your life with other people. Most people are living a lie, in such that they pretend to be what they are not. Some are just doing things to please others or make them admire them. At least, your life is genuine.
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