We have often seen people relate health to state of mind. If someone is happy, we would see them as healthy and if someone seems sad, we can definitely see that in their body language as well. This is the impact that your emotional mind has on your body. Those of you have felt happiness at-least once in their lifetime knows that it is not a feeling that you can limit to a single place in your body. We feel that emotion throughout our body, from the tip of our toes to the top of our head. The mind conveys to the body a feeling of happiness and sadness. The body listens to what our mind has to say and reacts accordingly. This is the same with any emotion, when we feel something it’s not just felt in a single place. If we observe enough, we can feel a rush throughout our body while experiencing a positive emotion and feel something pulling us down while experiencing a negative emotion.
Emotions can be both constructive and destructive to our body depending on the level of intensity you feed to each emotion. Positives emotions helps the body to keep itself healthy whereas any negative emotion will bring only harm to your physical health. This is actually your body reacting to your mental health. Your body knows that, what you are feeling is not good for you and it starts reacting so that your conscious mind would come to know that there is something wrong. But people would always be focused on the problems so much that they often miss out the signs displayed by their own body. When you are experiencing stress, anxiety or sadness over a period of time, your body may show signs of weight-loss, high blood pressure and even stomach ulcers. Keeping these feelings inside may cause you even more harm, and the best thing to do is to seek help from family, friends or may be from an expert as well.
Negative emotions can activate a brain region known as the amygdala, which plays a role in fear and anxiety. Depending on the impact taken by amygdala, the recovery time may vary and during this time, their body takes the toll. Studies have shown that people with positive minds have better health including lower blood pressure, reduced risk for heart disease, healthier weight, better blood sugar levels, and longer life. There are ways that you can improve your emotional health. First, try to recognise your emotions and understand why you are having them. Sorting out the causes of sadness, stress, and anxiety in your life can help you manage your emotional health. Following are some helpful tips which you can try out for yourselves have a positive mind.
- Take proper care of your body and mind by doing regular routines
- Don’t skip the small things, it will lead to big ones.
- Express your feelings in appropriate ways.
- Live a balanced life.
- Develop resilience.
- Calm your mind and body.