The Effects of Worry and the Body

What is worry?  Have you ever considered what happens to your physical body when you worry? Have you ever heard the term “I am worried sick” or “I am so worried, that I could just die”?

Worry is illusion, imagination, a thought form. Your body’s reaction to worry changes the chemistry in your body and compromise the immune system.  Worry can make us sick and keep us sick and we can even die.

Worry keeps you from being in the now, because your thoughts are worrying about something in the past or in the future.


Physical and physiological results from fear

Amygdala sends message to signal the autonomic nervous system (fight or flight), multiple hormones are released including epinephrine, norepinephrine, cortisol and our body reacts:

Heart rate and blood pressure increase

Pupils dilate

Veins constrict to send more blood to muscle groups increasing alertness (often get chill or sweaty palms)

Blood glucose levels increase

Muscles tense up, energized by adrenaline and glucose (goose bumps)

Smooth muscle relaxes in order to allow more oxygen into the lungs.  Nonessential systems like digestion and IMMUNE SYSTEM shuts down so more energy for the emergency function

Trouble focusing on small task (brain is directed to focus on the bigger picture to determine incoming threat)


Quantum Physics scientists have proven over and over again that our thoughts create a wave pattern.  That a wave pattern can turn into particles, or matter.  A self-fulfilled prophesy.  When you make a conscious choice to not worry, your body chemistry supports your immune system. Your thoughts are powerful beyond measure.


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