Your brain is working at all times!
Every thought you have (whether spoken or NOT) is traveling through your mind – firing neurons in your brain. SO, ask yourself this question…..
What are you thinking about?
When you have negative thoughts (even unspoken ones about yourself) the neurotransmitters in your brain HEAR YOU and begin to fire. This sends signals to other neurons and releases a chemical into your body called cortisol.
Negative thoughts create feels of stress, anxiety, frustration, depression and sadness, which steal your joy like an invisible thief!
The Mayo Clinic published a newsletter in 2016 stating CHRONIC STRESSFUL THOUGHTS alter your immune system, suppress the digestive system, increase blood pressure and increase the sugars in the bloodstream.
On the other hand, grateful thoughts do the EXACT OPPOSITE. They increase blood flow to the hypothalamus (which is the Master part of the hormone center of your Brain) and increase your “feel-good” hormones like serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine and endorphins.
IF you want to change your life….. begin with changing your thoughts!