Changing The Way You Think, Will Change The Way You Feel!

10 Reasons To Think Positive

Experts continue to find evidence our thoughts — positive and negative — have physiological and physical effects.

Positive Thinking is the belief good things will happen and negative thoughts and emotions will be replaced with positive ones.

Positive Thinking allows you to see opportunities where others see problems.

Positive Thinkers have an “attitude of gratitude”.

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#1 IMPROVES IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • Studies have shown that people who practice positive thinking have stronger immune systems overall and are less likely to get sick.

#2 HELPS IN HEALING

  • Those who engage in positive thinking exercises such as visualization and affirmation tend to have fewer health problems.
  • Positive thinking has been shown scientifically to help in healing. In one study, breast cancer patients who had positive attitudes toward life were more likely to survive than those with negative attitudes.

#3 LONGER LIFE

  • According to a study by Michigan State University, people who think positively are likely to live longer than those who do not.
  • The study looked at the attitudes of 6500 people over 50 and those who had a positive outlook on life were less likely to die during a six-year follow-up period.
  • “These findings suggest that positive thinking is associated with longer life,” said lead researcher Lisa J. Aspinwall. “We’re not sure why this is, but one possibility is that positive thinkers may be more likely to take care of themselves.”

#4 IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH

  • When you think positively, you increase your chances of feeling good about yourself and your life. This leads to better mental health overall.

#5 LESS STRESS

  • Another study found that people who engage in positive self-talk (telling themselves things like “I can do this”) before a challenging event, had lower levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) after the event than those who did not use positive self-talk.

#6 PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS

  • When we think positively, our body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make us feel good and happy.

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#7 BETTER COPING SKILLS

  • When you focus on the positive aspects of a problem, you can find a solution more easily.
  • Positive Thinking gives strength to face and overcome challenges.

#8 BETTER SLEEP

  • When you focus on good things in life, you train your brain to look for the positive in every situation. This helps you get a better night’s sleep because you’re not dwelling on negative thoughts that keep you awake.

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#9 ENHANCE RELATIONSHIPS

  • Positive thinking is one of the most important things you can do for relationship success.
  • It’s not about pretending everything is perfect, but rather being solution-oriented.
  • If you and your partner have a positive outlook, you’re more likely to be happy and satisfied with your relationship.

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#10 ACHIEVE GOALS

  • Positive thinking is essential to achieving goals. By believing in yourself and your ability to succeed, you create a powerful force that helps you overcome any obstacle.
  • Another study showed that people who practiced positive thinking were likely to stay on task and achieve goals.
  • Positive thinking allows you to stay focused, even in the face of setbacks.
  • People who see desired outcomes as obtainable, continue to strive for outcomes even when progress is slow or difficult.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE MANY REASONS YOU SHOULD THINK POSITIVELY!

  • While it’s not always easy, with practice, it can become a habit that helps you live a happier and more successful life.
  • It encourages us to take needed risks and expand our horizons.
  • When you’re positive, you’re more likely to take action and make things happen.
  • Positive thinking is the kind of self-talk that involves positive expectations for the future.
  • So start thinking positively and watch your life change for the better.

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