Today, most of us around the globe are getting into the realm of excessive negativity,known as negative self-talkdue to Covid -19.
Its our inner critic or a train of negative thought in its tracks. It is the inner dialogue that we have with our self that diminishes our ability to make positive changes in our life.
Now just in case you were not aware of the potential impact of negative thoughts and feelings on health and well being, here is a brief summary about the way the things that start in our mind, and emanate from the brain, can influence the rest of the body, hence the term “mind body connection”.
Negative self-talk can lead to heightened level of stress that comes from the negative perception.
Stress may affect behaviors and factors that increase heart disease risk: high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, smoking, physical inactivity and overeating and drinking too much caffeine or alcohol.
Constant worry occurring most days over six months triggers anxiety. Be careful not to confuse stress with anxiety.Stress and anxiety share many of the same physical symptoms, making it difficult to spot the differences between them.
A little bit of worry,and stress is normal – even beneficial. But when someone is anxious, their body reacts in ways that can put an extra strain on their heart leading to increased risk of cardiovascular mortality, CAD, stroke, heart failure.
In other studies, negative thinking (Hopelessness) predicted a nearly doubling of risk of fatal and nonfatal heart disease.
Figuring out how stress pushes your buttons is an important step in dealing with it.
When you’re under stress, do you:
Engaging in even one of these behaviors may mean that you are not dealing with stress as well as you could.
Listen to your favorite music, Listen Consciously to your mind, Listen to your heart, respect, and act immediately for the sake of your heart health.