Sunday February 13, 2022
Emotions: Mind-Body Connection
Emotions. No matter our age, lifestyle, or where we live, the one thing that unites all humans is that we all experience emotions. Emotions impact everything we do and affect our overall happiness and wellbeing. Emotions differ from person to person and moment to moment.
Did you know that every emotion you experience can be linked to a physical response in your body?
The reasoning is found in the limbic system within your brain. The limbic system is the part of the brain that involves our behaviors and emotions that we need for survival, like eating, sex, caring for children, and our fight or flight responses.
When we feel an emotion-based from fear, happiness, sadness, anger, love, guilt, peace/ calm, and stress, our limbic systems send hormones through our body and we have a physical response.
Our unique personality and our unique set of personal experiences play a key role in how we experience our emotions. We each have a different method for responding to and coping with emotions, all the while, displaying our emotions differently. We can clench our jaw or grind our teeth when we get mad, or shed tears when we are happy, sad or scared. Our emotions elicit a physical response.
Our emotions can affect our quality of life in several ways, and how we are feeling can have a direct cause on how we respond to any given situation. Our responses to emotions can have a negative or positive effect on our quality of life. The way we respond is based on our personality or experiences that we shared. Each of us experiences our emotions differently. Acknowledging our emotions and dealing with them is greatly beneficial to our overall health and wellbeing. Having unchecked emotions can seriously affect our quality of life. It has a direct impact on our emotional and physical health. Finding healthy ways to deal with our positive and negative emotions can lead to an improved quality of life. We can’t escape our emotions.
While there are a wide array of emotions, and countless possible responses, emotions can generally be categorized into one of two categories: positive or negative. As mentioned, positive emotions can help improve wellbeing and quality of life, while negative emotions can take a toll on the body, both mentally and physically when they are not dealt with properly.
I invite you to hop over to my Insta and/or Facebook pages this month. I’m breaking down how emotion can elicit a physical response, how to recognize physical responses due to emotions, understanding underlying emotion, and how your body responds.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about using natural solutions for you and your family.
Until the next time.
Be well, Deanna
Peace. Love. Oils.