Effects of Emotional Stress on the Body

Practice Forgiveness for Better Health

There’s a famous saying: “To err is human, to forgive is devine.”

For all of us who have been deeply hurt by others or suffered through a painful ordeal, we know how difficult it can be to forgive.   Yet true forgiveness – of others and of yourself – is vital to developing healthy relationships and healthy well-being. Holding negative feelings towards others or events increases the stress hormones in the body such as cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine.  The mind and body can only take so much stress before it begins to break down.

Forgiveness releases the destructive emotional stress and burdens we carry, helps us to heal and deeply connect with others. It generates peace of mind and lowers cortisol in the body. Practicing forgiveness is a choice that is essential for optimal health.  Forgiveness is a process that shows us how to heal emotional pain by choosing to see the person or event that caused the pain differently.   

To experience inner peace and forgiveness, we change the way we think about ourselves and the way we see the world.  We move past the feeling of helpless victim, and toward a place of being creator and master of our reality.

Helpful strategies for healthy emotional feelings include:

            Being optimistic

            Being grateful

            Having hope

            Liking and accepting yourself

            Staying connected to family, friends, social networks

            Setting goals and having a feeling of purpose

Other habits that promote a healthier, happier mind and body includes:

            Regular exercise

            Being in nature, practicing yoga or some type of mindful activity

            Eating whole fruits and vegetables while minimizing processes foods and sugar

            Animal based Omega 3 fats are essential for your brain and boosts your mood

            Getting plenty of sunshine. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to depression and chronic illnesses

            Good quality sleep

Effects of Emotional Stress on the Body

Forgiveness is a key element in healing and restoring health. To learn more ways to achieve better emotional and physical health, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation with a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialist at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center. Clearing the nervous system of stress is key to prevention and a longer, healthier life. Don’t wait for pain and illness to impact your life, call today.

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