Being happy truely affects our overall health and well being. Everything from digestion, blood pressure, sleep, eating habits, relationships with family and friends, energy levels, the list is endless. In a world surronded by contant negativity it’s no wonder we’re all overly stressed, plagued with chronic illness and disease, depressed, and easy to develop addicting habits including food, sugar, smoking, and alcohol. And negativity continues to breed negativity, until it becomes a vicious ugly cycle.
So, what if you could change your whole lifestyle just by changing your mood, thought process, or even your actions. The mind/body connection is just as it says. Your mind controls how your body is feeling, how you take care of your body, and how you use your body depending on your emotions.
Finding happiness can mean having a bigger purpose in life, being full-filled, or having a deeper sense of meaning. Happier and optimist people have stronger immune systems, live longer, look younger, have better relationships, live enriched lives, and develop healthier habits.
How does happiness effect the mind? It stimulates the brain, increases attentiveness, produces serotonin, improves mental productivity and ability to think. The body reacts to being happy by lowering blood pressure, breathing and heart rates slow down, you get better sleep, make healthier diet decisions, have a better immune system, and greatly increase your energy levels.