As you know, your mind and body are closely connected and have a strong influence on each other. While illness certainly affects our thoughts and emotions, it seems that our thoughts might affect our physical health too.

Given the effect of emotions on health, it is important to use healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with negative thoughts and feelings. But due to the pace of modern life, it’s not so easy to fully protect yourself from stress and negative emotions.

However, it’s possible to minimize their harmful effects. First of all, it is necessary to not hold onto negative feelings and suppress them because this is what is particularly devastating for your mental and physical health. Seek support from your family and friends and tell them what concerns you instead of bottling up your emotions.

The topic of illnesses caused by stress and emotions is widely discussed. However, the effects of positive emotions on health are even more eye-opening.

It looks like joyful feelings have the power to prolong you life and make you happier. Have you noticed that friendly and smiling people have a special charm and charisma?

One study explored the effect of emotions on health and found that positive-minded patients had more chances to recover quickly than those prone to negative emotional states.

Also, an interesting discovery was made: falling in love strengthens the immune system. So if you are in a happy and harmonious relationship, you might be less susceptible to viruses and colds! 🙂

Given all the above, emotional release is particularly crucial for your mental and physical health. Never hesitate to cry. It’s a great way to relieve stress and release the negative emotions you might have repressed. But don’t be excessive! After all, it should be within reasonable limits. Laugh and smile more, giving joy to people around you and prolonging your life.

Positive thinking and desire to be happy give you health, immunity, and longevity. As you have seen, the effect of emotions on health is enormous, and you shouldn’t underestimate their power in your life. So make sure to use this power to your advantage.

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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    Francis Guillory

    Thank you Anna,

    as I am an empathic creature I find myself soaking up emotions before I have the chance to process them. I was falling out a relationship; when I noticed my health turn because of it. Our emotions are catalysts to our health, as to why it’s better to embody the feelings that will lift us through hard times.

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