How do your emotions impact your life?
Researches from Somatic psychotherapy demonstrate how our mind-body connection impacts our feelings, emotional states, and thoughts. How we think affects how we feel which will affect how we behave, and we know that Neuroscientists across the globe have studied images of the brain in action and placed emotions in our state’s driver’s seat, asserting that thinking is emotion-based, and while emotions form the basis of thoughts, the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch) fuel those emotions, wielding the power to persuade, relax and heal. Positive emotions will reduce stress and boost general well-being. A study by Cohn and colleagues, found that positive emotions have a direct effect on resilience, which in turn helps build a strong sense of life and work satisfaction.
If we genuinely desire to improve individual well-being and reduce social ills such as hatred, intolerance, violence, and greed, we must introduce a combination of mindfulness and compassion which should be viewed as complementary practices. A study led by Gaëlle Desbordes at Massachusetts General Hospital indicated that both compassion and a mindfulness meditation training decreased activity in the amygdala (our lizard brain, the center for emotions and survival instincts) in response to emotional images; this suggests that meditation in general can help improve emotion regulation.
Reducing Emotional and mental stresses is just as important than Physical Stresses, all that stuff on the floor or in your home which isn’t serving you… If you have a cluttered mind, it will keep you from thinking straight. Anything that makes our minds feel like they’re on overdrive but also anything that continues to live there ‘rent-free’ in our everyday life and keeps us from moving forward…
It’s important to be aware that our body is full of hormones, yes, we have endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, ephinephrine, adrenaline, and many more…
Epinephrine, more commonly known as adrenaline, is a hormone secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. Strong emotions such as fear or anger cause epinephrine to be released into the bloodstream, which causes an increase in heart rate, muscle strength, blood pressure, and sugar metabolism. The fear response starts in the amygdala region of the brain, it also triggers the release of stress hormones, cortisol, according to a study by UCLA women who live in cluttered environments have a higher rate of cortisol and increased depressed mood.
Serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins are famously happy hormones that promote positive feelings like pleasure, happiness, and even love. Hormones and neurotransmitters are involved in lots of essential processes, like heart rate and digestion, but also your mood and feelings.
Those hormones without you knowing are going to get you to jump in front of a bus to save your kids, or fight like a tiger to save your job or bring joy and happiness to someone else, and when you feel good you are going to want to do it again and again, right!
The bad news is that clutter can be harmful to mental and physical health, and it is often a sign of underlying issues that need addressing. The good news is that you can seek professional help and start slowly decluttering your home and yourself to improve your quality of life and thrive!
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