Positive thinking is about looking at things in a positive and productive way. Negative thinking does the exact opposite. Positive thinking will build you up and promote feelings of pleasantness. The latter will not.
Then why it is so difficult to always think positively? There are many explanations for this question of which we will only explore a few.
Limited beliefs may cause you to look at a situations unfavorably. Past experiences may cause you to have a less than ideal feeling of positivity. Overall mood and hormonal changes/imbalances could also affect your ability to thinking positively. But what if you could overcome these roadblocks?
Negative emotions drive us to a narrow range of what we are capable of doing. Positivity allows us to be more optimistic and the range of possibilities become limitless.
In addition to the limitless opportunities, our positive thinking has a direct correlation on our physical health.
A John Hopkins study found that “positive people from the general population were 13% less likely than their negative counterparts to have a heart attack or other coronary event.”
The Mayo Clinic states that “The positive thinking that usually comes with optimism is a key part of effective stress management. And effective stress management is associated with many health benefits.”
Health Benefits to Positive Thinking
- 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
- Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
Jim Kwik exlpains these benefits and more in his book titled Limitless. He also goes on to explain how to unlock your true potential and live a limitless life. As noted in our last post, our beliefs can change the results of our efforts. So too can our positivity affect our physical health.
Dr Spencer Charlet
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