THE EMOTIONAL HEALTH CHALLENGE
You have probably heard the expression, it’s not what you are eating but what’s eating you. This well-known saying reminds us that the thoughts we entertain can have an impact on our health. Scientist 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. There are thoughts that heal and thoughts that hurt.
If you read this post through to the end, you will discover an effective tool to enhance your emotional and physical health. Here are five ways to emotional wellbeing.
Emotions tag along behind your thoughts, so guard your mind carefully. Your emotions can’t tell if what you’re thinking about is really happening or if it’s just an image in your head. Prove this to yourself by thinking back to when you watched a terrifying scene on derision or in a movie even though you knew what you were watching wasn’t really happening, you were still scarred weren’t you? Here’s something to consider. About ten minutes after you start to dwell on something corresponding emotions will follow.
We 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. So what’s ending you? Examine what you’re feeling and then ask yourself this question, what have I been thinking about recently? If you have a garbage can for a head, life will look like garbage to you.
Learn to develop a cheerful attitude toward life. Life can be painful, but it’s possible to overcome. Choose 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. A positive attitude toward life may help ward off sickness. Psychology Professor Sheldon Cohen (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh) found that relaxed and happy people are less prone to catch colds than unhappy and anxious people.
Deal with stress as an opportunity to grow. Stress can be a killer. People who go through stressful events seems to get sick more often.
WHO IS YOUR FRIEND
Make the right friends. Select people who are cheerful instead of depressed for the majority of your friends.
Retired baseball coach, John Scolinos (from California polytechnic college Pomona), used to tell his winning baseball players show me who you are with and I will tell you who you are. We need a positive social life which includes friends, close family members, churches and members of organization. Those who have satisfying social lives and enjoys improved resistance to illness.