It’s not just a nice fluffy idea. Or an Instagram profile full of inspiring quotes. Positive thinking is real. The way you think literally changes your life and affects your health, your relationship, and the people around you.
Sometimes we can be self-indulgent in our negativity and let it go on for far too long. So let’s take a look at some reasons why it is worth putting the effort into changing that chip and start re-wiring your brain to the positive channel.
Maybe you can even go from being the moochy friend in the corner that complains about everything, to that intensely positive friend that it’s impossible to be miserable around.
Happy People Are Healthier
And I am not just saying that. Various studies have proven that people that are happier or livelier, or in general have great positive attributes to their personality tend to get sick less.
Not only that but it is far easier to get out and do exercise and keep your body fit and healthy when you are happy. I think most of us are guilty of turning to chocolate, ice cream, or wine (to name just a few treats) when we are feeling down in the dumps.
Whereas when you are at your best and feeling positive you aren’t so likely to lean on those crutches. Which in turn will keep your body healthy.
Positive Thinking Is A Stress Reliever
We can all get stressed out at work, or with relationships and money troubles. Most of the time it is our own crazy thoughts that take control and make us feel more stressed than we need to.
So if you can take control of those thoughts and replace the downward thought spiral that begins with a stressful situation with positive thoughts you will have conquered your own stress.
You Become Your Own Cheerleader
You can really change how you feel about yourself by replacing those self-doubting thoughts to positive encouragement. If you believe in yourself and tell yourself that you are capable and able to complete the task ahead of you.
That you are good enough for that job, to be in that relationship or to run that marathon. Then trust me you are.
You Can Attract Better People
People are attracted to light, like moths to a flame. When you start believing in your self and having a positive outlook you will be irresistible to someone looking. If you are in a relationship, changing your tune can really affect your relationship.
If you are a person that constantly has something to complain about, or you are always giving your partner digs about the way they do something, or quit simply nothing is ever good enough for you.
That can literally be soul-destroying for your partner and cause rifts in a relationship. If you could change everything you said to your partner to positive comments, compliments, or at least constructive criticism, you will start to see their confidence and self-worth increase.
Positivity Thinking Is Contagious
Like falling dominoes, the way that you act can have a great impact on your friends, colleagues, relationships, and family. Happiness like laughter is literally infectious! So why not be the one to impact everyone else around you. Help everyone else live their best lives too!
Positive Thinking Can Strengthen Your Mind
A lot of the pain we feel is literally controlled by how we think about it. Have you ever tried a distraction technique to confuse your body? If you are feeling pain somewhere, have you tried to pinch yourself somewhere else and somehow the original pain goes away?
Well, the pain we feel is largely controlled by our brains. So if you take control of your thoughts, and instead of focusing on the pain, shift your mindset and focus on something else. You have the power to control the pain, to a certain extent obviously if you break a leg you may need more than a pinch!.
Less Stress, More Health
We all know that high blood pressure is not a good thing along with a whole number of heart-related diseases that are caused by stress.
If you can ease up on these negative thoughts, calm the stress down and replace the thoughts with positive thoughts then you could not only bring your blood pressure down you could literally save your own life. Healthy mind healthy body.
Boost Self Confidence
We are constantly bombarded with perfect images of people online and in our social media. It is no wonder that we can end up feeling deflated and not good enough.
It is so important to have a healthy relationship with your own body, it’s the only one you get. We get older every day, life is too short to hate on our bodies. Learn to love yourself, and your self-confidence will shine through, that is the true beauty.
Strength Knows No Bounds
In the face of any kind of disaster, be that personal or global. If you can change your mindset to not focus immediately on the potential negative outcomes, but more on the positive. You will be able to deal with problems a lot easier.
The possibility of slipping into depression will be a lot smaller. Or the potential of suffering from anxiety will diminish if you can control those thoughts and focus only on the positive you are more likely to focus on the solutions to the problems.
By doing so you will feel less stressed and will be able to remain calmer throughout a difficult situation.
Create Better Habits
If you change your mindset to positive so many things will change with it as you have seen from above. So you can start to have better habits in general. A less-stressed person sleeps better, has more energy to do exercise, and eat well. Create a whole new you, just by changing your internal dialogue it’s that easy!.