The Power of Positive Thinking

I am a positive thinker.

Time & time again I come across clients who are not & it is obvious how much this simple change in attitude can positively affect their results across their entire life.

 

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The Benefits of Positive Thinking…

Positive thinking not only improves your outlook & attitude which helps to set the tone of your day, but it also specifically influences what you do in your day, how you do it & the outcome.

Time & time again, studies have proven positive thinking to have a major impact on health, wellness & overall lifestyle.

Even in the medical field, doctors are continuously able to measure additional progress in a patient’s recovery when their attitude is positive.

And sometimes even otherwise unexplainable health decline when their attitude is negative.

Because it is proven in so many ways – it is important to monitor & work to improve the pattern of your thoughts each & every day to help improve the success of your workouts, the speed of any necessary recovery times & the quality of your life!

Think of the brain like a muscle, how you work it each day will influence how it develops or atrophies!

 

 

The Positive Proof…

Research highlighted here by mayoclinic.org which explores the effects of positive thinking & optimism on health continuously shows that positive thinking can promote positive results including:

  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during times of stress or hardship
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Better psychological & physical well-being
  • Increased Life Span

Take a look at that last one…

How amazing is it that living a HAPPIER life can also help you live a longer one!

 

 

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The Negative Proof…

Ok, so if you’re still having trouble believing these studies about positivity, check out these about negativity.

Research shows that negative emotions narrow your focus & limit your possibilities.

Think about it – the last time you were in a major fight with someone, were you productive at work?  Ready to go to the gym or eat healthy?

Probably not.  When you are upset, angry, frustrated or overwhelmed with other negative thoughts & emotions you are often paralysed & lose motivation.

Click here to read more about 3 studies showing how our thoughts can make us sick.

 

 

How to Increase Your Positive Thinking…

There are numerous ways to improve your positive thinking.   To begin though, you must first address all things that are negatively affecting you.

If you have problems in your relationships, at work or at home that you are avoiding, these will only continue to affect you & counter-balance your goals.

After you have taken care to remove as many negative influences in your life as possible, try some of the following methods to improve your thoughts, your focus, & encourage calm, peace & positivity:

 

  • Affirmations: Affirmations are mantras that you repeat to yourself which help you re-focus on your goals. For example:
  • Breathing in, I feel healthy. Breathing out, I AM healthy.
  • Today I choose health & wellness over illness in my life.
  • I am fit! I am healthy! I am strong!
  • Today, I cease to focus on the weight I have to lose & focus completely on the me I am creating.
  • When I feel good, I exercise. When I exercise, I feel good!

For more health & fitness related affirmations click here.

 

  • Meditation: According to research by Barbara L. Frederickson people who meditate daily display more positive emotions than those who do not.  After a 3 month experiment, those who meditated daily also displayed increased: mindfulness, purpose in life, social support & decreased illness symptoms.

 

  • Journaling: According to a study published in the Journal of Research in Personality people who wrote about positive experiences each day experienced better mood levels, fewer visits to the health centre & fewer illnesses.

 

  • Schedule Playtime: Ever notice how you schedule work, meetings & all other manner of work-related tasks…why not playtime? Giving yourself permission to enjoy your favourite hobbies & interests not only improves mood & decreases stress, but also – seeing that it is scheduled on your calendar can help give you something to look forward to – improving your workday.

 

 

The Bottom Line…

After reading all of the benefits of positive thinking above, plus knowing how wonderful you feel when you are in a positive & happy mood – can you really think of any reason NOT to increase the positivity in your life?

After all – you’ll live a happier life for even LONGER by working on this right away!

 

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To Your Best Health,

ShapeTrainer Daniel Grant

 

 

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Resources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156028/

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092656603000588

http://www.powerofpositivity.com/3-studies-that-show-how-your-thoughts-can-make-you-sick/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950

Lancet Oncol. 2010 Mar;11(3):230. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(10)70052-8.

 

The power of positive thinking.

 

Jouret J.

 

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