How You Worry Affects Your Health

Worrying is a stress trigger. When stress is triggered, the hypothalamus kicks into action setting off a domino effect of all sorts of neurochemicals which turn on specific bodily processes.  If the worrying continues, the stress trigger remains in the on position and a gene on the 10th chromosome is activated, converting cholesterol to cortisol. A negative side effect of cortisol is a reduction in the production of white blood cells and, thus, a suppression in the immune system opening the door to all sorts of diseases like cancer.

But worry is not necessarily a bad thing. There are two two types of worrying:

  1. Short-Term Worrying – Worrying that leads to problem solving. Example: My back hurts I better go to the doctor to see what’s wrong.
  2. Long-Term Worrying – Worrying that morphs into thoughts of morbidity or failure. Example: My back hurts, I may have kidney disease, I may lose my kidneys, I may die. What will happen to my family, how will they survive etc.

Those with a positive mindset fall into the first category of short-term worriers. Those with a negative mindset fall into the second category of long-term worriers. Our belief system drives our thinking. If you have positive, optimistic, upbeat beliefs, you will have a positive mindset. If you have negative, pessimistic, downbeat beliefs, you will have a negative mindset.

If you want to protect your health, you need to change the Poverty Habit of long-term worrying.  You do this by identifying those negative, limiting beliefs that are causing you to be a long-term worrier, and then reprogram your beliefs through daily self-talk. The daily self-talk needs to include affirmations that are positive and tied to opposite, more optimistic beliefs about who you are as a person.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit,, India TV, Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money,,, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider,, and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
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