Diabetes And Happiness
Category : Diabetes And Happiness
It’s easy to think health breeds happiness.
Not necessarily. researchers are learning that the connection between mental and physical health is more complex.
Good health doesn’t guarantee you a pair of rose-colored glasses.
And while people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes are more likely to become depressed, they don’t all become unhappy.
Everyday habits and choices can impact our well-being, especially with diabetes.
Blood sugars are closely tied with our emotions.
Chronic illness can present as an opportunity to make changes to a poor diet, smoking habits and lack of physical activity.
Optimism is a wonderful attribute a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Your mental state can help or harm your health. In fact, it may be that happiness breeds health!
The reasons for the health benefits of happiness aren’t hard to find. Emotions strongly affect the immune system.
Positive moods reduce stress-related hormones, increase immune function and promote the speedy recovery of the heart after exertion.
Scientists and psychologists have known for some time that negative emotions harm health.
Negative emotions such as depression, fear, anger, and anxiety lead to a stress response in the body and release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.
Negative emotions can increase cholesterol, inflammation, and the risk of heart disease.
Studies have shown that negativity can weaken the immune system, increase the risk of disease, and shorten your life span.
People who are in a healthier psychological state are more likely to engage in healthy behaviors.
They tend to exercise, eat healthfully, drink less alcohol, and are less likely to smoke.
What Is Happiness?
In our daily life we constantly experience happiness and unhappiness, but we are still quite ignorant as to what happiness really is.
Everywhere there are many who hope to win the lottery some day; they think that this way they will find happiness.
Some in fact do win. However, this does not bring them the happiness for which they yearn so much.
Research suggests, more money doesn’t bring us more happiness,people who prioritize material things over other values are much less happy, and comparing ourselves with people who have more is a particular source of unhappiness.
Relative happiness is happiness that depends on things outside ourselves: friends and family, surroundings, the size of our home or family income.
This is what we feel when a desire is fulfilled, or when something we have longed for is obtained.
While the happiness such things bring us is certainly real, the fact is that none of this lasts forever.
Things change. People change. This kind of happiness shatters easily when external conditions alter.
What we should compare is not ourselves against others.
We should compare who we are today against who we were yesterday, who we are today against who we will be tomorrow.
Research suggests that happiness is a combination of how satisfied you are with your life (for example, finding meaning in your work) and how good you feel on a day-to-day basis.
Happiness comes when you feel satisfied and fulfilled.
Happiness is a feeling of contentment, that life is just as it should be.
Our individual needs vary based on our genetics, how we were raised, and our life experiences.
That complex combination is what makes each of us unique, both in our exact needs, and in every other aspect of what makes us the person we are.
You have the ability to control how you feel—and with consistent practice, you can form life-long habits for a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
The secret of happiness lies in building a strong inner self that no trial or hardship can ruin.
Happiness for anyone—man or woman—does not come simply from having a formal education, from wealth or from marriage.
It begins with having the strength to confront and conquer one’s own weaknesses.
Only then does it become possible to lead a truly happy life.
Happiness doesn’t exist in the past or in the future. It only exists within our state of life right now, here in the present, as we face the challenges of daily life.
Happiness is not a life without problems, but rather the strength to overcome the problems that come our way.
There is no such thing as a problem-free life; difficulties are unavoidable. But how we experience and react to our problems depends on us.
Absolute happiness is something we must find within. It means establishing a state of life in which we are never defeated by trials, and where just being alive is a source of great joy. This persists no matter what we might be lacking, or what might happen around us.
True happiness is found in a life of constant advancement.
Look at your situation, not with despair, but for opportunity.
We all have our own special skills and talents,share your knowledge and experience the joy of learning and teaching.
A sense of purpose is what drives happy people ,life can either be something you embrace or something you hide from.
Happy people appreciate the life they have and value each minute of every day and live like there’s no tomorrow and make the most out of any situation.
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Happy people see each moment as a challenge, where they can learn more about their true selves and continue to grow.
These people dare to dream and work hard to get where they want to be.
They realize life is what you make of it, and although life can throw you some awfully big blows, these types of people do not let bumps in the road deter them from reaching their goals.
They do not look at what they are missing in life, rather, they appreciate the fortunes that they do have.
Happiness is not having what you want; it’s wanting what you have!
“My Wish For You”
I wish for you
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm you heart,
Gentle hugs when spirits sag,
Friendship to brighten your being,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Faith so you can believe,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
And “LOVE” To complete your life.
Advantages Of Being A Diabetic
Diabetes, like any other disease or health condition, has the potential to make us grow.
That does not mean that it is not sometimes very hard to live with diabetes,however having a lot of negative emotions and thoughts about our diabetes is clearly not going to get us out of this situation.
On the contrary, it would surely worsen it!
Trying to “fight” diabetes is surely not the best way to deal with it,i think the best concept is to believe that whatever you’re doing to treat your illness is helping you overcome it.
We should listen to the advice given to us by our doctor on medication, diet and exercise and educate ourselves on all aspects of diabetes.
No matter how negative you perceive your life right now, there is surely something you can be grateful for.
Start there and see how, little by little, you’ll think of more things to be grateful for.
For a long time I used to think of diabetes as a negative thing in my life but over the years I have come to realise that it has brought me positive things too.
(Please note there is a difference between saying having diabetes is a good thing, and that there can be good things about having diabetes.)
How To Be Happy With Diabetes
Counting your blessings can take your mind out of the default negative-thinking mode and help you practice positivity.
Before you get out of bed each morning thinks of things you are grateful for.
Focus away from what your chronic condition is taking out of your life and toward what’s possible.
Start the day by asking yourself: “What’s new today? What can I do today that I didn’t do yesterday?”
People who keep “gratitude journals” feel more optimism and greater satisfaction with their lives.
And research shows that writing a “gratitude letter or card” to someone you’ve never properly thanked brings a major boost of happiness.
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