Soothing Words

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 by Teena in Labels: , ,

It takes just as much energy to say a positive word as it does a negative one. In fact, it may actually take less. Research has shown that when we speak positive words - even in difficult circumstances or troubling situations - we become relaxed. As we relax, the flow of blood to the brain increases. A well-oxygenated brain can think more creatively, make wise decisions, find reasonable solutions and generate pertinent answers.

Positive words ease relationships and create an atmosphere of peace that is conducive to rest, relaxation and rejuvenation - all of which are necessary for good health.

A continual flow of negative words causes relationships to suffer, which creates an atmosphere of disharmony and makes for fitful sleep and frayed nerves - none of which are healthy!

Contrary to popular thought, negative words do not release tension. They keep the body in a state of tension, constricting muscles and blood vessels, which often causes irrational behavior.

One of the best things we can do for our overall health is to carefully monitor our speech habits!