Did you know that you can improve your health by thinking positive thoughts rather than negative ones?
According to an article published by the Mayo Clinic, “the health benefits of positive thinking include:
- Increased life span
- Lower rates of depression
- Lower levels of distress
- Greater resistance to the common cold
- Better psychological and physical well-being
- Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress"
"If you tend to have a negative outlook, don't expect to become an optimist overnight. But with practice, eventually your self-talk will contain less self-criticism and more self-acceptance. You may also become less critical of the world around you. When your state of mind is generally optimistic, you're better able to handle everyday stress in a more constructive way. That ability may contribute to the widely observed health benefits of positive thinking.” – Mayo Clinic Article June 2017
Always be thankful and grateful for what you do have and do not focus on what you do not! To read the entire article to find out whether you are a positive or negative thinking, click here. So, readers…. how do you stay positive? We want to know! Comment below or on social media.