A Joyful Heart Is Good Medicine

You may not know that harboring negative feelings or being distraught emotionally makes us susceptible to poor health. Being angry, suppressing un-forgiveness, being depressed, sad, and even ignoring conflict causes stress in our bodies. Also, if you are in a continual negative state of mind and thought, your body is in a constant state of high stress, compromising and weakening your immune system. It is in this weakened state that makes it difficult for our bodies to fight off illnesses and disease.

Learning how to deal with our issues, practicing forgiveness, smiling more, combating negative thoughts, and avoiding drama, we can reduce the bad stress in our bodies. You will strengthen the body and enjoy life more.

Always pay attention to your body. You feel more energized when you're happy and will usually possess a polite disposition. When you are feeling the opposite, you may feel less energized, weighed down by burdens, and may even experience aches and pain within. One thing for sure, the body never lies and although we can't see the functioning of our bodies within, doesn't mean something is not happening. If you a show negative outward appearance due to a mindset that is cradled by negative feelings; there will be a negative inner affect going on as well.

If you're feeling stressed, make time for moderate exercise, it's a great stress-buster and can improve your mood. Always spend time doing things you enjoy whether it be going to a movie, fishing with the kids, or having lunch with a good friend.

Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation can work wonders for your state of mind. Treat your self well and make time for healthy meals and be sure to get the proper amount of rest.

We do have control over the stress and choices we make in our lives. It sometimes takes a little practice and some effort to put some of these techniques into play in your life. But once you do so, you may be pleasantly surprised at the positive benefits you'll receive.

Ultimately, pleasure and happiness are truly medicine to our bodies. However it is up to us to exercise healthy emotions and thoughts. When life throws you a curve ball, always try to respond in a healthy manner. I know we all experience the not so good feelings and think not so good things, that's just a part of life. The goal is to not stay in that negative place of mind because it is what is in our hearts that will ultimately decide our well being as a whole.

Melvin Noel is a prominent writer, researcher, entrepreneur, and a leader in the business industry. For more great articles please visit his site. Start making your life better today.


This article was published on 11 Aug 2014 and has been viewed 977 times
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