Thoughts Do More Than Cheer You Up -
They Keep You Young!
thoughts are sometimes hard to
come up with when suffering
from depression or anxiety. How to keep your
thoughts cheerful and
upbeat becomes easier and easier with the more you practice....
they also help you keep your cortisol levels (stress hormone) down,
which significantly affects how you age.
So let's talk briefly about the main chemical that
ages us and why you want to cheer up and think cheerful thoughts more
often to stay young.
“Age Accelerating” Hormone:
adrenaline work together
to keep us healthy and alert when we need to “run from a
Oh, I guess we don't do that
But our ancestors did, and cortisol helped save
Today, we're continually “running from
tigers” and producing
high amounts of cortisol by
working long work hours (under
artificial lights and re-circulated air) and taking care of elderly
parents and/or raising children (including soccer, cheerleading and a
whole lot more activities than the “cave kiddies”
had to do)...
We're also producing cortisol by
worrying about finances, experiencing
loneliness and by fighting traffic to get across town. All
this plays a significant role in keeping us on “tiger
Now you've probably heard all of this before, so I
won't elaborate too
much on the problem, but according to the Mayo
levels of cortisol cause many illnesses
such as heart
disease, digestive disorders, obesity, depression, etc., all
of which, cause you to age.
While most of
the talk about high cortisol levels refers to major
diseases, our conversation will be focused on simply keeping cheerful
Because maintaining cheerful
thoughts is how everything starts...
It proliferates happy
Tunes your "set point" to
thoughts for the day...
And generally teaches
to be happy!
Does this really lead to happiness
Yes, because your mind is the central
Everything starts there...
the mind is kept calm, the body stays calm...
other hand, if the mind “sees”
danger, the body follows because we biologically
“see” stress as
And it all
comes from our thoughts.
Once we calm
ourselves down, our
chemical balance changes
and, yes, we stay thinner and
younger looking because cortisol wreaks havoc with our waists!
(Yes, I meant that literally - cortisol likes putting fat
And there's probably a smile
on our face too once we're calm – yet
another youthful component that
combats the corners of
our mouths turning down as we age.
All it takes is a conscious effort to make a
we can control
which control our bodies, which control
our health, which controls our aging process, which is controlled by
the chemicals we run through our systems...
was that a
But I think you get the picture.
If you're really into the chemicals and how they
work, go ahead and click
here to go to the electronic
mind control page, which
explains how the different brain
wave levels (i.e., our moods) affect the different neurotransmitters
and other chemicals that keep us young.
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