A lot of things can compromise our immune system, especially now that we’re living during a global pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus. This is the time when everybody should build a strong immune system.
However, keeping your immune system strong and healthy isn’t only about taking the vitamins you need, exercising, and investing in proper nutrition.
The quality of your thoughts plays an important role, too.
We are all aware of the mind-body connection, and research gets more tangible as scientists acquire more valuable information about the connection between the mind and body.
The Immune System
The immune system consists of a network of cells and proteins that protects the body from infection.
It keeps track of every germ that it has defeated so it can recognize and destroy it should it enter the body again.
If you think about it, the immune system works wondrously!
That is why you need to take care of it.
It All Begins in The Mind
Almost everything that we go through, how we deal with negative and positive situations in our lives, how we interact with people, and how we see the world all starts in the mind. That makes the mind extremely powerful.
Negative thoughts lead to stress, and when you’re stressed out, the body becomes weaker. It affects the immune system, which makes you more susceptible to diseases.
That’s why stress is known to be lethal.
Changing how you think can reduce your stress levels, but it will take some time, work, and patience.
Remember, your mind is more powerful than your immune system. Therefore, you can outsmart it. How?
Here are simple ways:
Be More Expressive
If you find it difficult to express your thoughts and emotions for fear that they may not be taken well by the receiver, you have probably accumulated a considerable amount of resentment in your body.
You might think that this resentment is nothing, until you catch yourself swirling in negative emotions and just being more negative than ever. This is because these pent-up emotions will take a toll on you.
The truth is, your thoughts and emotions, especially the negative ones, need to be expressed.
When you clear your head, good things will happen. And that’s one way to outsmart your immune system.
Get Into Meditation
Meditation is an effective way to clear your head. It’s the easiest and most affordable way to de-stress. So, if you’re feeling stressed out, take a moment to meditate for a few minutes.
It won’t be easy at first, but everything will just flow once you get the hang of it. You’ll sink into meditation as if it’s the most natural thing in the world for you. And yourself, and your overall wellbeing will be at peace.
Have a Good Support System
You don’t need a huge group of friends to feel you’re supported, you only need at least one you can rely on. During stressful times, lean on your friends and your loved ones. Strong social ties can ward off infection because of lower stress levels.
Connecting to someone allows you to express yourself. Additionally, that sense of support will feel like a warm hug all the time.
So, don’t hesitate to lean in on people when you’re feeling stressed out. Or even if you’re not.
Maintaining a good balance between your everyday life and the relationships you have in your life is crucial to a robust immune system.
Let’s strengthen your immune system and start radiating higher.
Ensure you have good quality thoughts as much as possible — your body will thank you for it!