Do you want to know how to bliss out every cell in your body? It's by having happy thoughts. Sounds simple...I know...but as you read on you will discover that this simple little secret is how you get your chemical happy factory open for business...and churning out those awesome feel good hormones.
There is a massive link between happiness, feeling good and your health. Feeling happy and positive about your life...leads to better health, you eliminate fear, helps with anxiety and you live a longer life.
One of the most important things about being happy…is it cuts down your stress levels. Stress has a bad effect on your biology. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. The stress response...is your body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life—giving you extra strength to defend yourself.
If your wanting to cut down on your every day stress levels...the answer is to get happy. When one finds happiness in their life, the whole body chemistry is affected and all your bodily systems function well.
When you’re stressed out…a stressor is perceived by the body and your stress response system starts up a cascade of biological events. Releasing the stress hormones…adrenaline and cortisol.
Some stress is helpful…the problem is chronic stress. Chronic stress… leads to many health concerns, leaving negative effects on the body.
That’s why it is important to be happy. Did you know happy people; tend to have stronger hearts and a stronger immune system. So they are less likely to get cold and flu viruses…and if they do…their symptoms tend to be mild.
Be Happy...and Don't Worry
Worrying is just not good for you. It is so destructive to us in many ways. It becomes a mental burden that can even cause us to grow physically sick (hence the saying 'worried sick'). Often we worry about stuff...that just isn't going to happen anyway.
On the other hand...the positive effects of being happy are the feelings of hope, optimism, contentment, satisfaction and well-being. By being a happy person…you are focusing on the good, not the bad. You’re acting how you want to be…not how you’re told to be. Your focusing on what you want…not what you don’t want. Your thinking about the stuff you want to happen!
People who express positive emotions…are more resilient when they are faced with challenges, difficulties or hardships. They’re able to see the 'bigger picture'…which helps them identify solutions. And they easily express….gratitude and appreciation.
The Power of Positive Thoughts
Did you know…every thought releases brain chemicals? Happy thoughts…decrease cortisol (the stress hormone)...and increase serotonin (the feel good hormone). When you’re having happy thoughts, your helping your brain to function at its best…giving you a sense of well-being.
Get Your Happy Factory Happening
These are some of the chemicals you release when in happy thought states.
Dopamine – Naturally produced by your brain, makes you feel good and is the ‘reward hormone’. It’s the brains natural energiser and used for mental focus. Dopamine is all about pleasure. Just realizing even a small goal you have set for yourself…will help release dopamine. So...imagine what happens when you realise a big goal.
Endorphins – A natural pain and stress fighter. When we have high endorphin levels, we feel less pain and fewer negative effects of stress. Certain foods such as dark chocolate or chilli peppers can lead to increased secretion of endorphins. That explains why some people can feel those comforting feelings after eating chocolate. Yum!!! And also, why we crave it…when feeling stressed.
Serotonin – Relaxes the mind and instils a sense of emotional well-being. It is our natural mood stabilizer and sleep promoter. It helps with migraines and insomnia. It gives us relief from agitation and anxiety and boosts your immune system. The majority of your immune system and your serotonin lie in the gut. So the healthier your gastrointestinal tract…the healthier your immune system. And the healthier your immune system…the more serotonin you’ll have.
Create New Synapses
Happy positive thoughts…supports brain growth and creates new synapses… (the synapse play an important role in learning, memory, aging and stress). Brain cells communicate with one another by passing chemical messengers at functional contacts called synapses. Chemicals release at each synapse…and these change mood, open the brain to enhance learning and fuel creative solutions to problems. Having a happy thought will regulate your mood and give you more confidence in tough times.
Its through happy thoughts...and happy feelings...that you activate the Law of Attraction.
Magnetizing all that you want to you.
Do you now see…how positive and negative thoughts, chemically affect your body. Remind yourself of this the next time you feeling in a low mood. You can literally change the reactions in your body…by the thoughts you are having. This isn’t just whoo whoo stuff. You really do have much more power over your body and your future self…just by having the right thoughts. Does all this mean you will never have a negative thought or feeling again? Definitely not. But when you do...you now know...that instead of going too deeply into the negative...you can begin to change the chemical reactions in your body...just by trying for a higher thought.