Happy Thoughts, Happy Life

Thoughts affect everything. Each day what goes through your mind will affect your mood, health, activity, stress levels, and the list goes on. So why do we not make a more conscious effort to keep happy thoughts on a regular basis?

A negative mindset can create what is called, “chronic stress.” This will create a hormone imbalance in the body. The chemicals in your brain that are required for happiness can be depleted, which can also hurt your immune system. In the end, this can also decrease your lifespan. Not only does stress affect your body, but a vast amount of hostility can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, and stomach issues. Needless to say, a healthy mind equals a healthy body. 

Often our minds need a “renovation,” meaning scrub the stressers. Does social media stress you out? Take a break from it. Does T.V. drive you crazy with today’s antics? Take a break from it. Sometimes we need a recharge and a breather. Step outside, breathe in the fresh air, go for a walk, or sit in the sun. 

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Life can get to us sometimes but that does not mean we have to let it. Here are some encouraging quotes to help with keeping a healthy mindset:

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Teddy Roosevelt

“Our thoughts make us what we are.” Dale Carnegie

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12: 1-2 (ESV)


  1. https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/how-do-thoughts-and-emotions-affect-health#:~:text=Poorly%2Dmanaged%20negative%20emotions%20are,and%20damages%20the%20immune%20system.
  2. “Reset Your Mind,” YouVersion

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