Learn the scientific explanation as to why heartbreak hurts.
If you’re going through a breakup, your heartbreak might feel like physical pain and you’re probably right. The sensation of heartbreak might be a result of your body’s instinct to simultaneously speed up and slow down your heartbeat.
One study examined the brains of people who were recently broken up with. The subjects were shown pictures of their exes. The FMRI, revealed that the sadness they felt while looking at the photos induced activity in the part of the brain that also registers physical pain. This is because emotional and physical pain share neural pathways in the brain.
Going through a breakup might also create sleeplessness, weight gain and overall decreased critical thinking. This is due to the steady release of the stress hormone cortisol.
If it feels difficult to let go of your ex, it might be because they were like a drug to your brain. You became accustomed to your ex being in your life. Now that they’re gone, your neural circuits must readjust to the new circumstances.
Going through a breakup sucks, but it won’t last forever. With time, your body’s chemistry will revert back to normal and you’ll be stronger than you ever thought you could be
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Was there ever a time in your life where you are too stressed with work, that all that you can ever do is cry and curl up in bed? Was there a very frustrating event in your life that made you feel very emotionally weak? If there is such a day, it is high time that you think your priorities over and put your emotional and mental health on top of the helm. Take a step back, have a deep breath and enjoy some time off, so that you can reset your emotional well-being and ward off the stress that have been pre occupying your mind. It is not only important to focus on your physical health, but giving equal importance to your mental and emotional health should also be given emphasis.
It is a sad truth, that one’s emotion and mental condition is often take for granted, or not being given with due attention. In fact, when people talk of health, the very thing that comes immediately to mind is the physical aspect. The other aspects in life are forgotten if not placed in the hind sight. Few people know that when the emotional side of them is suffering, that it also affects their physical health. For example, there are those people, that when confronted with very anxious situation, often blacks out or become temporarily blind. Or some people might even lose their hair when placed in a stressful condition for a prolonged period of time. This goes to show that emotional health of a person plays a very significant role in the person’s physical health.
It is a tall order to take care of our emotional and mental health. Even if a person realizes that it is good to relax once in a while and pamper one’s self with lives simple pleasure, doing pleasurable things can somehow be a tough thing to do. One can actually find peace in shopping therapy, but may become guilty in doing so, and will just think about putting off the things that makes them have emotional peace. While there are also people, who would not want to spoil themselves with food when they are sad, for the fear of getting fat. On one end, there are people who will just try to ignore and diminish the emotional pain in them hoping that it will somehow go away with the flick of their fingers. However, these people are not really addressing the main problems that have been bugging them. In reality, they are even compounding the situation that they are at by taking a blind eye with their emotional problems.
It is important to always make a decision that will pleasure you. It is imperative that once in a while, you treat yourself with things that will make you happy. For in these things will you find the habitude that somehow you have honoured yourself. Finding pleasure on things that make you become valuable is great way to achieve emotional and mental peace. You may find it hard the first time you try to address your emotional well-being, but in no time will you surely get accustomed to treating your mental and emotional health, so that you can finally become holistically healthy.
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One’s health is not a separate issue from his or her family’s health. Thus, a person’s health is somehow connected or intertwined with the health of his or her significant other. It is very necessary to develop a healthy relationship with other people so that one can have a complete physical or emotional wellbeing. The relationship that we develop with other people will determine how healthy we can be, if we have poor dealings with people that are near to us, then we will surely feel the brunt of the problems that comes with it. Not only will our social interaction with other people be affected, it will also compound with problems relating to our emotional well-being, which will then translate to our physical health if not addressed properly.
Just like a blooming plant, our dealings and relationships with other people, involves a healthy dose of nurturance. That is, a dose of respect, acceptance and understanding. These things will surely go a long way so that we can live in harmony with those people who are near us, and these things will surely help us battle the differences that we are facing with them. As such, there will be peace in our day, and would surely give us those positive thoughts that will decrease the stressors that are lurking in our surroundings.
Investing love, and positive emotion with those that are dear to us, will give us meaning and direction with our life. Ergo, we provide a healthy dimension in our emotional and social side. This way, we gain a sense of belongingness and acceptance from people we can depend upon when we have problems. This is very critical for us to experience the optimum wellness, which translates to good health.
As simple as identifying who constitutes our family, will give us that sense of familiarity and acceptance as to why we consider that person to be a part of ourselves. We get to know why that person means a lot to us, and in such way we know where to invest our time and attention to. On the other hand, we can further strengthen the health of our relationship with our family by demonstrating kindness and caring to them. With kindness we will never go wrong, and with it we can gain a meaningful value with our thoughts and actions.
We invest with emotions that we know we can reap with positive feedback in the long run. Hence, it is imperative to pay attention and empathize to those people who are dear to us.
At the end of the day, the very reason why we should have a good health is for us to enjoy our every day at peace with other people. Developing a harmonious relationship with people near us is one way to have a good health. Consequently, we nourish ourselves and gain a good sense of health and well-being for ourselves. These people that we cherish will also be the very people that will lift us when we are down, and have fun with us when the times are good.