7 Things Happy People Do Differently
Two kinds of Emotions:
There are only two kinds of emotions. 1) positive or 2) negative. Emotions are simply feelings that are stimulated by the mental and physical parts of our body. Our emotions, however, are so dominant that they affect our lives and those around us even more than we realize.
When we feel love, joy, happiness, peace or contentment, which are all positive emotions, there is energy of pleasant influences throughout the body and even to those around us. These positive emotions have a positive effect on the functioning of our whole being, even promoting good health.
Personally, I have found that poor diet and lack of vigorous exercise resulted in negative thinking. When I changed my diet and continued to do vigorous exercise, taking into my lungs plentiful amounts of oxygen my body started to heal and my emotions also became increasingly positive.
Feelings of fear, worry, hate, anger, sorrow, jealousy and the like have a negative influence throughout the body. They also radiate pessimism to the people around us. These negative emotions rob valuable energy from the body, which hinders the body’s effort to cleanse and heal itself. Since the body cannot cleanse and heal itself properly, the stress produces more negative emotions. And a vicious cycle is born.
We teach our teens, “You will become what you hang around.” What you listen to, what you see, what you read, all goes into your computer/brain and programs it with negative or positive, good or bad. Ultimately, what goes in is what will come out. Junk in, junk out!
Soap Opera and Television Programs
Most of the television programs today, unfortunately, are negative. Many people feed on programs that feature violence, abuse, murder, war, law-breaking, rape, drugs, stealing, etc. The typical pre-schooler watches 30 hours of TV a week. By age 16, that child will have watched 16,000 hours of TV compared to only 12,000 hours in school. This amount of negative input can do incalculable harm.
Anybody who wants to live a happy, abundant life must avoid as many negative inputs as possible. Why? Because these negative inputs produce negative thinking, which leads to an unhappy person, unhappy relationships, poor health and ultimately has disastrous effects on a person’s life and future.
Tips on how to overcome negative emotions
- Avoid negative inputs
- Spend more time out in nature
- Do vigorous exercise
- Eat healthy plant based foods
- Don’t take yourself too seriously and laugh a lot, even if you don’t feel like it. Eventually it will become more natural.
- Surround yourself with people who inspire and bring out the best in you, even if it means reading more and going on YouTube.
- Read life changing, positive books like “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle or “Love Does” by Bob Goff.
- Educate yourself spiritually. Keep reading and growing.
*If you found this useful, there is a lot more valuable information about mental, physical and emotional hygiene in my new book “The Common Sense Diet”