The Words You Speak Change Your Brain

I was having a conversation with a friend recently about the power of words. We were discussing how the words we speak can either build someone up or tear them down. And it got me thinking, if words can have that much power over someone else, what do they do to the person speaking them? Turns out, quite a bit actually.

The way you speak to yourself has a direct impact on your brain. The things you say (or think) create chemicals that either help or hurt your body. So, if you’re constantly putting yourself down, or speaking negatively about yourself, you’re actually causing physical damage to your body and brain. But it doesn’t have to be that way! You can use the power of words for good by speaking life into yourself every day.

The Power of Words
The Bible says in Proverbs 18:21 that “life and death are in the power of the tongue.” And it’s true! The words we speak have the power to change our lives. Here’s how:

-Words spoken in anger release toxins like adrenaline and cortisol into our system which can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. Conversely, kind words spoken in love release feel-good chemicals like serotonin and oxytocin which have been shown to lower blood pressure and improve heart health.
-Negative self-talk creates stress and anxiety which can lead to migraines, stomach problems, insomnia, and even depression. Positive self-talk reduces stress, boosts immunity, and helps us better cope with difficult situations.
-Speaking kindly to others improves relationships, creates goodwill, and builds bridges. Speaking harshly to others creates division, breaks down relationships, and erects barriers between people.

So what does all this mean for you? It means that the next time you find yourself about to say something negative about yourself or someone else, STOP! Take a deep breath and choose your words carefully because they have more power than you realize. Use your words wisely from now on and watch your life change for the better!

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