60,000 Thoughts

The average person has about 60,000 thoughts a day. 

80% of which are negative. 95% are repetitive.

Of the 3,000-plus words in the English language relating to human emotions, 2,086 of them are negative.

Your immune system is listening to your mental talk. How you think is how you feel. New  psychoneuroimmunology studies show:

Negative States
Bereavement Decreased lymphocyte proliferation.
Pessimistic states Decreased lymphocyte reactivity; decreased T-cell effectiveness.
Academic stress Decreased NK cell activity; decreased T-cells; decrease in certain immune chemicals; increased susceptibility to herpes virus; decreased immunoglobulin A; increased blood levels of Epstein-Barr virus.
Depression Decreased T-cells; decreased number and function of lymphocytes; decreased NK cells.
Loneliness Decreased NK (Natural Killer Cell) activity.
Chronic stress Decreased T-cells; decreased NK cells; decreased B-cells; increased blood levels of Epstein-Barr virus.
Divorce/separation/poor marital quality Decreased lymphocyte function; increased blood levels of Epstein-Barr virus; decreased T-cell effectiveness.
Expressed need for power and control Decreased NK activity; decreased lymphocytes.
Negative behavior during discussions of marital problems Decreased NK activity; decreased macrophages; increased blood levels of Epstein-Barr virus; increase in certain T-cells; decreased immunity by mitogen tests.
Positive States
Satisfying personal relationships and social support. Increased lymphocyte function; increased NK activity; increased immunity by mitogen tests; increased immune response to hepatitis B vaccine.
Personal sharing and disclosure of traumatic experiences Increased lymphocyte response.
Humor and laughter Increased Immunoglobulin A; increased lymphocyte count and activity.
Hypnosis and relaxation techniques. Increased T-cell effectiveness; increased NK cell activity; decreased blood levels of stress hormones; decreased blood levels of herpes virus.
Physical exertion and aerobic exercise Increased number of white blood cells; increase in endorphins; increase in certain immune chemicals; increased NK cell number and activity; increased T-cells; decreased T-cell effectiveness; decreased lymphocyte function.
Group intervention and support Increased NK cell number and activity; increased number of lymphocytes; decrease in T-helper cells.