I know optimism isn’t always easy to come by when there are many difficult people and situations in life. But I also think that it’s essential to try for that positive mindset. Over and over again, we learn having a positive attitude, even just sometimes, can make all the difference in how you feel and act when faced with those difficult people or situations.
It’s been studied
For example, this study found that positive emotions increase the functioning of your immune system. So if you have a positive mindset, then chances are you will be healthier!
Another study from the American Psychological Association found that optimistic people tend to live longer, healthier lives than pessimistic people. Their research showed that positive people could avoid many of the health problems associated with emotional disorders that work against them. The findings also indicated positive mental health could help protect older adults from cognitive decline.
The conclusion is that individuals with a positive mindset may have more effective coping mechanisms and social support networks. Their optimism enables them to manage chronic stressors and medical conditions and everyday stressors such as illness, divorce, or the death of loved ones.
Also, positive people tend to be healthier and happier in general- they are less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than people who have a more negative outlook on life.
With all this research supporting the positive mindset’s positive impact on your health, it’s not hard to see why optimistic people are happier and healthier.
You can develop a positive mindset
It’s clear from this video that it is possible to learn how to be more positive.
Start by acting like a more positive person, and surround yourself with people who are happy in their jobs, relationships, and lives.
Spend some time each day focusing on what you have going for you right now instead of dwelling on past mistakes or future problems that might never come true.
Get your focus back so that it stays here in the present moment where all things can be fixed!
And stop negative thoughts from creeping into your head as soon as they arise.