How Your Emotions are Directly Affecting Your Results in All Areas of Life

Odille Remmert
3 min readOct 31, 2019

Here’s the physiological connection between your emotions and your results in all areas of your life…

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Feeling good is about more than just feeling good, it has a direct impact on the results you experience in your life — including finances, business, career, relationships, and all other areas.

When you feel an emotion, what you’re feeling is the sensation — the physical sensation — of chemicals in your system.

All negative emotions are the result of some level of stress chemicals, like adrenaline and cortisol, in your system.

Positive emotions are the result of “feel-good chemicals” like endorphins, serotonin, and oxytocin, in your system.

When you feel: sad, angry, scared, worried, lonely, hurt, betrayed, frustrated, anxious, hopeless — or any other negative emotion — your brain and body are producing the same chemicals they would if your life was in danger.

It’s a BEAR! No Thinking Allowed!

In other words, when you feel bad, emotionally, your body is in the same emergency fight-freeze-flight state it would be in if you were faced with a bear.

One of the effects of these stress chemicals is:
Blood drains from the prefrontal cortex of your brain — where you do your cognitive thinking — to the back of the brain, (amygdala and other parts of the brain responsible for survival responses).

Reference: Stress signalling pathways that impair prefrontal cortex structure and function

Cognitive thinking like: problem-solving, strategizing, processing and comprehending information, noticing and assessing opportunities, effective communication… and all other higher-level thinking — is not only unnecessary for escaping a bear, it would be detrimental. While you’re strategizing… the bear is already attacking.

So, blood is directed to the parts of the brain that are responsible for running away, fighting, or pretending to be dead.

This means that while…

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Odille Remmert

Author of: "Change What Happened to You: How to Use Neuroscience to Get the Life You Want by Changing Your Negative Childhood Memories"