Hate and negativity are bad for your health.
Holding grudges, blame, racism, oppression, and social isolation have all been linked to poorer health.
- friends to talk to
- people who care about you
- a sense of self-worth
- conflict management skills
have all been linked with improved health.
Bad things happen to everyone. Some of these bad things are worse than others.
Every relationship has times of negativity. No person is perfect.
Prolonged negativity with no ability to cope has been linked to mental health and physical health decline.
Negativity can lead to heart disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and more.
The health effects of negativity are even more pronounced in people over age 65. All life phases introduce change. Post-retirement these changes can include social networks, family dynamics, physical mobility decline, vision and hearing issues, limited income, home downsizing, new diagnoses, and recognition of mortality.
When harbored resentments, self-pity, and rejection are included, the negative health impact can be dramatic.
Are you living in negativity?
What could you do to let go of hurts, find sources of happiness, and reclaim your health and contentment?
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