The Benefits of Being Positive

Truth is positive thinking doesn’t come naturally. Unfortunately we have to force it. Why? Because we are so used to negativity that every single minute we have to be on standby and observe our thinking.

For me at the beginning it was impossible. I realized that 95% of the day I am angry, sad, mad at life and full of negative thoughts.

Secondly I realized how irritating it is every single minute to try to switch. I gave up multiple times until one day I decided to be patient, persistent and really try it. It took me two months to reduce the negativity from 95% to 75% and I realized the benefits of being positive. See, there is much more happening in our body, not only our mind, if we keep up with the high (happy) vibration.

So here are some facts that are a bit shocking but in a good way.

Stress and how we better cope with it

Thinking positive thoughts is not always an easy thing and stressful situations will arise no matter how much you try to stay away from them. When you are a positive think, you can cope with these stress factors much better and more effectively compared to the pessimists. While pessimists tend to take problems as something that they cannot change, optimists will more likely come up with an action plan and call for advice and assistance from others for the issue to be resolved.

What I do when I am stressed out? – I breathe deeply. I relax and let my brain soak deep into the situation happening at that very same moment. Have you ever regret the things you said or did when you were angry and stressed out? I did? That is why when you step back, sit and wait your brain calms and you feel confident and “sober” again. After anxiety is gone you can think straight and never regret the outcome. After all situations like this makes us stronger.

Strengthen your immune system with optimism

It has been recently discovered that a person’s mind can have a powerful impact on one’s body. If there is one area which can be greatly influenced by your attitudes and thoughts, that would be your immunity. Based on one study, when negative emotions are activated in the brain, a person’s immune response to flu vaccine tends to be weaker. It was discovered that people who are positive about a crucial and particular area of their lives, like how they perform at work, showed a much stronger immune response as compared to the ones who nurse negative thoughts regarding the situation.

A positive mind will not just improve your immunity and ability of coping with stress. At the same time, this will affect your entire well-being. Experts associated several health benefits with optimism, which include less depression, reduced chances of death caused by cardiovascular issues and increased lifespan. Even though it is still unclear how positive thinking can benefit the health of a person, some say that people who nurse positive thoughts are the ones who follow a healthier lifestyle. As they cope better with stress and avoid unhealthy behaviors, they also improve their well being and health.

So, be positive, be healthy, it is that simple.

Flexibility  

Being flexible means having the ability of coping with problems in different situations. Flexible people are the ones who can face a trauma or crisis with better resolve and strength.

They do not fall apart when stress comes their way and instead, they carry on, eventually overcoming the adversity. It is no longer surprising that flexibility is greatly affected by positive thinking. As mentioned earlier, optimists look for ways on how to fix an issue when faced with a challenge.

They do not give up hope and instead, they marshal the available resources and never have any qualms of asking for others’ help.

Sticking to a positive mindset is very important , because with positive thoughts you will be able to create the path that you want. You won’t be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks. You won’t be imprison with thoughts of the past or worries about the future. And most of all, you will have faith in yourself. Because you are one talented, incredible, one of a kind human being. You are capable of everything you wish for.

Smiles and Hugs

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One thought on “The Benefits of Being Positive

  1. Erik says:

    Hi, Sylvia. I saw that you were the first to read and “Like” my recent guest post on Kevin’s site, and that brought me here. Your colors and images instantly feel uplifting. And I love your honest — that, for many, being positive isn’t an overnight thing. Retraining our brains can take time. I’m glad you are a living example, however, that whether easy, hard or somewhere in between, happiness and positivity are nonetheless within the realm of choice.

    I don’t know how long your TBR list is right now, but if you’d like a free .PDF copy of my book, The Best Advice So Far, I’d be happy to send one. Just visit my site and drop me a message; I’ll send one right along to you. I formatted it to work as closely as possible to the actual Kindle version, so it reads great on an iPad.

    And in any case, keep pushing for positivity and encouraging others to do the same!

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