According to the latest scientific studies, everything is energy. It includes our thoughts as well. Moreover, like attracts like, means, positive thinking attracts positive outcomes and opportunities. Whereas, negativity results in undesirable circumstances.
Most of the time, we are so busy thinking, what we don’t want than energizing our thoughts by paying attention to what we truly desire. Hence, energy flows, where we divert our attention, thus manifesting against our wishes. Similarly, those who endure pessimism, invite the risk of serious illnesses.”
Your inner attitude has a decisive influence on your health. Phrases like “love goes through the stomach” or “be sick with worry” express this. Today we know more and more exactly how feelings, health, and the immune system are connected physiologically – and that you can not only “make yourself sick”, but also “feel healthy”!
The science behind it is called psycho-neuroimmunology or mind-body medicine. The basic statement: There are no purely physical or mental illnesses. Emotions have been shown to play a role in maintaining health as well as in the development of complaints or recovery, which may be greater than previously thought.
How does this work?
The nervous, hormone and immune systems communicate with each other: It has been proven that immune cells can record the signals from the nervous and hormonal systems using suitable receptors. In emotional situations, various hormones are released and your immune cells react differently to them. Some things make her happy, others tend not. For example, the immune cells do not like permanent stress; they inhibit too much of the stress hormone cortisol. The other way around, immune cells also have an impact on what you feel: for example, they let you sleep more with the flu so that they can work in peace.
But what does that have to do with your attitude?
Certain properties favor situations in which your immune system does not feel comfortable. Those who are very perfectionistic, for example, are often under stress because the desired goal cannot always be achieved. If this stress is experienced chronically and as a psychological burden, the adrenal gland continues to produce cortisol even after the actual stress factor has passed.
This inhibits the immune cells. It also narrows the arteries, increases blood pressure, leads to deposits and thus contributes to the risk of illness. From time to time, “just let 5 be straight” can also make your immune cells’ lives easier.
In addition to (permanent) stress, loneliness, fear, depression, lack of self-esteem, helplessness, worry, grief and suppressed anger are considered negative for the immune system.
A positive attitude can be beneficial!
But don’t worry: there are also positive effects! For example, your immune cells react particularly positively to society, belief and confidence. This also explains why illnesses are sometimes cured, although physical signs speak against it.
But what if you are not feeling so well? You can twist a few screws to influence your feelings – and thus support your immune system and your health. Here are a few tips:
Ask yourself where your emotions come from. We are often not really aware of this. How do you really feel Do you notice when you have a lump in your throat? Why are you upset Is it worth it?
Be nice to yourself!
Check your inner voice: are you nice enough to yourself? Speak well to yourself, don’t scold yourself. As a result, you become calmer and stronger internally and increase your self-esteem. Nobody is perfect!
Relaxation techniques such as those found in the exercises, such as breathing exercises, acupressure techniques or relaxing poses, also help with the implementation. They activate your parasympathetic nervous system, the “resting nerve”, which lowers your pulse, blood pressure and stress hormones.
Play something for yourself!
If it just doesn’t work out with the “feeling good”, you can just play it for yourself! Yes – it actually works! For example, you can smile at yourself in the mirror or tell yourself something pleasant.
Experiments have shown that the immune cells react positively to this, even if the smile is not “real” or the story is not true. Open, self-confident postures (“power poses”) also have a positive effect on your well-being. Give it a try!
Movement of joy!
On the one hand, exercise relieves stress and on the other hand promotes the release of endorphins, which make you and your immune cells happy. So your well-being and your immune system are connected here.
However, be careful not to overexert yourself – this can have the opposite effect and weaken your immune system. Schedule recovery periods and choose movements that you enjoy doing. If you then go to sports or go for a walk with friends, you strengthen yourself twice, because society is also good for your well-being and your immune system.
As you can see, there are really nice things that strengthen your inner attitude and your defenses: joy, relaxation, beneficial movement, and kindness, you regularly contribute to your relaxation, movement, and posture. Feel good – feel healthy!