Can Being Happy Help you to Release Weight?
We’re seeing a lot of books out there now discussing the importance of happiness. Well from a Law of Attraction perspective we understand that the better we feel, the more we raise our vibration level, which in turn puts us more in alignment with our desires.
But how about from the scientific perspective?
According to over 200 research studies, happiness is linked to normal body weight, healthier blood fat profiles, lower risk of heart disease, and low blood pressure. Additional studies in people over age 60 show feelings of happiness and enjoyment is associated with improved mobility and a lower risk of developing a disability over an eight-year period.
Let’s not just stop there, but positive emotions can improve your immune system and have an effect on your genes, YES your genes! Epigenic research has shown that we have the ability to “turn genes on or off” by our environment and our thoughts/feelings.
So how do you get happy if darnitt you just don’t feel happy?
Here are some tips:
Practice gratitude. When you practice gratitude it’s impossible to be angry or upset! It automatically shifts you in to a better feeling place. Taking the time to be grateful every day has a cumulative effect, the more you do it, the more you will find reasons to be grateful and you are training your brain to get used to positive thoughts and emotions. The more you train your brain to find better feeling thoughts, it will soon become an automatic response. Not only that but you’re raising your vibration and getting into alignment.
Practice mindfulness. Rather than letting your mind enter the Monkey Mind Zone, focus on the present moment. When you’re mindful you’re living in the moment and letting distracting thoughts and worries pass through your mind without getting caught up in the emotional drama. Mindfulness meditation can help you be more mindful. You practice mindfulness meditation by sitting quietly, putting your attention on your body, and/or your breath; when thoughts come to mind you gently move back to focusing on your body or breath. The more you practice mindfulness meditation the easier it is to stay mindful during your day.
So are you going to make it a point to find better feeling thoughts today?
I will be!