Positive thinking has nothing to do with being happy all day long. The way you think, positively or negatively, defines how you approach and experience your life. It determines how you feel and usually influences the results of your actions.
Your thoughts determine the world around you and how you step on it.
"Do everything, and do it fine"
That phrase is everywhere, at home, with friends, with your partner, and especially in your head. The overwhelming demand for perfection and constant happiness jeopardizes positive mindsets, making you see the glass as half empty.
Fortunately, science has shown that practicing positive thinking has outstanding results for your health and wellbeing.
BENEFITS OF POSITIVE THINKING
Better Physical and Mental Health
According to John Hopkins, there is a strong link between positive thinking and health. Research shows that a daily positive attitude helps protect the body from inflammatory processes, improves heart conditions, and enhances life satisfaction.
Positivity Protects Your Heart
If you have a family history of heart disease and practice positive thinking, research shows that you may have a significantly lower risk of having a cardiovascular event.
A Natural Sedative For Anxiety
A positive attitude allows you to see something good in every situation. When done constantly, your brain learns to focus on the positive aspects of life and expect good things to happen, reducing anxiety and catastrophic thoughts.
A positive mindset helps you, not to make a mountain out of a molehill. Stress has a negative impact on your cognitive functions, such as attention, memory, decision-making, and motivation. Being able to overcome stressful situations and approach life challenges with positivity will make you more successful.
Positivity Increases Your Productivity
When you complete a task, deliver before a deadline, or overcome difficulties at work, you can feel a sense of fulfillment and happiness. Taking the time to celebrate and enjoy achievements is key. Your brain floods itself with dopamine, enhancing the feeling of pleasure, and therefore, wants to do it again. Taking the time to enjoy your success will make you feel happier and provide you with more energy and enthusiasm for the next task.