The harmful effects that negative emotions and thoughts can have on our body will be revealed in this article, since it is a topic of great interest since most people are exposed to these feelings.

Human beings are capable of feeling and perceiving many different types of emotions, from sadness, happiness, joy and even depression . But each of these emotions and thoughts creates a certain sensation in the body according to whether they are negative or positive emotions and thoughts .

Reaction of the body to emotions and thoughts

It has been shown that our body during such emotions as happiness for example, generates chemicals in the brain and each of them is different in their way of impacting the body. What happens when we focus on happy things? What if most of the time we are stressed? Let’s see how these emotions and thoughts affect our body .

Effect of positive emotions

Clearly explained, when you feel good and happy, your body generates serotonin , oxytocin, or dopamine . These substances can help us feel pleasure and have a positive impact on the body.

Effect of negative emotions and thoughts

On the other hand, when you feel bad or under stress and generate so-called negative thoughts, the body releases cortisol , this response is natural and generally happens when the body adapts and basically goes into survival mode. What happens when we feel bad most of the time?

Positive vs negative thoughts

Whether something is good or bad for us will often depend on our attitude and thoughts towards it. Surely you have experienced or felt that after an anger, this is accompanied by a negative feeling? You may also have experienced that when you choose to ignore a situation and remain calm instead of getting angry, this can keep your day going normally .

Therefore, a situation is negative or positive even though it is the same experience, but this changes with our attitude towards it . However, are these things good or bad? Or should we precisely define them as negative or positive? What we must understand is that our body must be the one who gives us the signal of what is right, calm is worth more than anger and this is a signal that the body sends us so that we choose the right thing.

Focus as little of perception as possible

When you believe that there is precisely nothing good or bad, positive or negative, the thought itself will lean to one side. This basically means that our experience of a certain situation is the judge of everything; the general decision depends on our perceptual sensations at the moment and this also has a lot to do, believe it or not, intestinal health.

We are always able to let go of something or come to a certain knowledge or awareness when we accept everything as it is and can take a lesson from it, so your attitude will make a difference. Hippocrates said, “If you want good health, you must be ready to say goodbye to the symptoms of disease, because only then will you be able to help yourself .

Mind and body connection

This is a very powerful connection, although it is not physically visible, but the effects of the mind on the body are beyond measure. You can always choose between taking an optimistic perspective and turning each challenge into something proactive or being pessimistic and negative, thus creating a lifestyle full of stress, not solving problems and immersing yourself in the most negative emotions.

Body damage

You can choose if situations will define your life, or if it will be your attitude that begins to shape your direct reality, if you choose the attitude, you will know that you have the power to prevent your body from being affected by negative thoughts and emotions. Since this body and mind connection is direct and very strong.

Most of the damages that are produced in the body by having a negative mentality for many years range from muscle aches and contractures, to more severe problems such as chronic fatigue, autoimmune diseases among others.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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