Loneliness Actually Hurts Us on a Cellular Level

It’s true. You literally can think or worry yourself sick. Not only that, if your emotions are in a whirlwind or you are desperately lonely, you actually can raise your blood pressure and put yourself at higher risk of heart disease. As explained by Vox, researchers are increasingly finding that psychological pain of any kind can cause dangerous biological wounds.

This adds to ongoing research that I’ve already reported. Scientists have confirmed there is a direct link between the brain and the immune system, including via lymphatic vessels that were not previously known to exist. Similar to blood vessels, which carry blood throughout your body, lymphatic vessels carry immune cells throughout your body. Coupled with the direct link between your gut and brain, it’s more clear than ever that your brain is a stronger influence on your health than you may think.

When it comes to loneliness, which often is accompanied by sadness, and you’re looking for help, sometimes a “good cry” isn’t enough to dig yourself out — even though it can help to just “let it go.” Energy psychology techniques such as the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can be very effective by helping you to actually reprogram your body’s reactions to the unavoidable stressors of everyday life.

Having a morning and evening ritual and practicing gratitude are also important for happiness can help, too. This means preparing and reflecting on each day, and adding thoughts of gratefulness to your meditation. You also can boost your happiness by vowing to change your beliefs and changing negative feelings into positive ones.
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