Hi readers! What sort of day did you have yesterday? Did you feel under "pressure"? Was there a deadline to meet and not enough time to meet it? Did you shout at those under your authority or have quarrel with your boss? Did you get upset because you couldn't find your notes for the coming examination? Did you get home from the office tired and couldn't sleep?
Tension, Good or Bad?
If the answer to most of these questions is "yes", then the chances are that you are suffering from excessive tension or stress. Tension in itself is not bad. It is a desirable nuisance which can be a blessing. Tension relieves boredom and helps you fulfill your goal in life. Tension followed by right action gives you a sense of well-being.
Did you know that there is a tremendously close relationship between your mind and your body? Did you know that your mind can produce disease in your body? The term for this relationship is called psychosomatic. "Psyche" means the mind, and "Soma" means the body. That this relationship has always been present is evident from an ancient writer, who said, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." (Proverbs 17:22, King James Version, KJV).
Did you know that changes are produced in your body by emotions or thoughts?
Here are some persona questions about simple reactions between your mind and body. When you were embarrassed, didn't your face turn red? Doesn't your mouth get dry when you are angry? When you are afraid, are the palms of the hands wet with perspiration?
Emotions are persistent feelings or moods. These may be acute feelings such as rage, horror, agony, excitement, shame, amusement. They may lasts for days or even weeks, such as depression, cheerfulness, anxiety, resentment, or bitterness.
Some emotions heighten levels of activity because they are exciting. Others have a quieting effect. The small boy who jumps up and down, clapping his hands when he learns he is to visit the zoo is an example of the first. Sorrow and grief have the latter effect.
Emotions are triggered by situations or by memory of past events or anticipation of the future. That is why some emotional behavior is so unreasonable.
There is an emotional center of the brain, and nerves from this center go out to every part of the body, thus, emotions have an effect on the way we feel.
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