If there is one thing that we never hear enough of in our lives, it is that we should always be happy. Actually, there are times when it can be quite annoying, especially when you are not feeling happy, and then somebody comes up, puts one of those extremely concerned looking faces, and says, "smile!". Okay, maybe in situations like this, it does not really help, and probably never will. However, being happy really can make a person healthy, as well as keep a person healthy.
When you feel sad, angry, stressed, frustrated, or any other type of negative feeling, this in turn can really have an impact on your overall health and well-being. In fact, the longer you stay in one of these negative states, the worse your health becomes. There are many reasons why this can happen, but basically, your body just tends to shut itself down, which in turn affects all important attributes within your system that would've otherwise helped you to become better.
The worst thing about being in one of these negative states is that we actually unconsciously begin to enjoy that state. Every one of us are prone to this. Sometimes, just feeling sorry for one's self makes you feel like you have someone that cares for you. The problem with this way of feeling is that it is a false sense of security.
When you are happy, everything around you becomes positive. Everything within you functions at its optimal rate. The happier you are, the fewer issues you face, and when you do face any type of issue, they are short-lived. Being happy allows you to keep hope alive, no matter what goes wrong. This can be annoying to other people, but then again, you will find that it is only annoying to people who are generally angry or have one of those negative feelings. Happiness attracts happiness. Happiness can also convert sadness into happiness. So overall, this is one of the most powerful emotions to live by.
What many people do not realize, is that by being happy, they are allowing themselves to want to move forward, to continue being strong and healthy, and to continue being successful. The state of happiness will also attract other positive people, which in turn will help you to achieve all of your goals while at the same time maintaining a healthy life.
This is especially important when it comes to dealing with any type of chronic disease. Unfortunately, it is easier said than done. However, by trying to remind yourself just how important it is to remain happy, even when there are times when it does not seem that happiness should be a justified state of mind, you will find that it becomes easier to overcome some of the toughest chronic diseases that we face today. In order to achieve this happiness, it largely depends upon yourself, as well as the people around you. There is an old saying that goes like this: "Follow the rich and you become rich, follow the poor and you become poor". Whether you take this literally or figuratively, it has a lot of depth in it. By mixing with people that are positive and that are there to help you, you will find that you yourself become positive. By mixing with people that are negative, you yourself will ultimately become negative.