Things That Influence Your Thoughts & Emotions


How do your thoughts and emotions play a role in your happiness and well-being? Our thoughts and emotions are influenced by the factors below. And the factors below influence our thought and emotions.

Make a list of what optimal actions you can do NOW to begin positive and radical changes in your well-being. The asterisk* indicates what you can choose to begin today.

Sensory Input

  • Visual - color and images*

  • Auditory - sound and music*

  • Kinesthetic - touch sensation*

  • Smell - fragrances*

  • Taste*


  • Blood sugar*

  • Hormones

  • Neurotransmitters

  • Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids*


  • Meaning you attach to your experience*

  • Familial beliefs from your parents and family

  • Cultural beliefs you’ve been taught by society

  • Spiritual beliefs where you find strength*

Energy Systems

  • Acupuncture Meridian System

  • Chakras

  • Auric Fields


  • Posture and body language*

  • Exercise and movement*

  • Blood supply to your brain*


  • Energy fields around you, such as ions & EMFs*

  • The thought field of people around you*

  • Exposure to sunlight and full spectrum light*


  • Words you choose to describe your experience

  • The meaning you give to what happens to you

  • The story you make about your life

  • The affirmations you put after the words “I am”

Meeting Your Six Psychological Needs

  • Certainty and Security

  • Variety and Excitement*

  • Love and Connection*

  • Significance

  • Growth

  • Contribution*

Written by John McGuire, The Kinesiology Institute