Did you know that your outlook on life and your attitude toward yourself, whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic, has an effect on your health and well-being? Studies have shown that the positive thinking that comes with optimism is a key part of stress management. Positive thinking doesn’t necessarily mean you’re always wearing rose-coloured glasses and oblivious to negative things that are happening around you. Positive thinking simply means your response to unpleasant situations is driven more toward productively managing rather than throwing up your hands in defeat.
Some health benefits that positive thinking may provide include increased life span, lower rates of depression, greater resistance to the common cold, reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and better coping skills during hardships and times of stress. Jon Gordon offers this list of 11 Benefits of Being Positive as inspiration for you to consider adding positivity to your personal tool kit.
Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? How do you define happiness and seek it? Happiness is within your grasp regardless of your current life challenges. To learn more about increasing positivity in your life, contact Manon Dulude at 905-873-9393