Top 10 Benefits of Positive Attitude and Thinking

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The key to a healthy and happy life lies in staying positive. Spreading positivity, happiness and cheer all around oneself keeps the body fit and the mind, tension-free. Yes, our day-to-day lives are very hectic, and we often feel weighed-down by life’s pressures and demands- deadlines to meet, family gatherings to attend, staying in touch with friends, and at the same time, finding time for your own self- this involves a lot of work and can be very tiring. But as we may have experienced, a positive atmosphere along with a good and hearty laugh does wonders and leaves one feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Therefore, it is needless to say that staying positive and optimistic in our attitude and thoughts is extremely important in order to lead a stress-free life. Here’s presenting some benefits of positive attitude and positive thinking.

 

1. Helps you live longer and together

live longer

Without a doubt, anyone who leads a hassle and tension-free life, has a good immune system, making her or him resilient to many diseases, and most importantly, is happy and content with life, will have a long life! Many studies have established this fact. In a study conducted by Jitendra Mishra, it was found that optimism, health and longevity have a positive correlation with one-another, as “a person who desires to live longer can do so by having a positive outlook on life and the world around them. Research had proven that optimism on an individual basis has the ability to improve longevity in life and in the workplace.”

 

2. Brings Inner Peace and a Sense of Fulfillment

Inner Peace

Everyone has their own definition of “happiness” and what it means to be “truly happy”. For some, it may be sharing close bonds with friends and family, for some it may mean being at the top position in their field, while for some others, it may be a sense of security and attachment with the ultimate power, commonly referred to as God.

Dwelling in an environment which is nurturing and peace-giving, happy and optimistic, gives one the feeling of security and acceptance. Such people are then able to attain inner-peace and are content with life. They experience a sense of fulfillment and lead, what they believe, a serene life.

 

3. Improves Self-Esteem and Confidence

Self-esteem

Many-a-times we notice that people who keep themselves as well as others around them, happy and cheerful, tend to have a higher self-esteem and are more confident. Self-esteem is the value judgment that an individual holds about herself or himself. Confidence refers to the extent to which an individual feels comfortable in their own skin and can “be themselves” in social settings. Happy people spread happy vibes and are a joy to work with. Others like having such people on their teams as they are often hardworking and adjusting. This appraisal, in turn, further boosts confidence and thus, self-esteem.

 

4. Optimism boosts Immunity

Immunity

As explained above, positive thoughts keep one stress-free and hence, healthy. Physical health is determined by absence of physical illnesses, common ones being flu and viral fever, severe ones being heart ailments. A major improvement can be seen in individuals who are ill, if they maintain a positive outlook to treatment and believe that they can better with medication.

Many researchers have proved that happy thoughts and a relaxed mind lead to release of stress-relieving hormones, and also strengthen the body’s immune system, thus ensuring that individuals fall ill less often. As can be said, “A hearty laugh a day, can keep the doctor away!”

 

5. Positivity Improves Health

Improves Health

If a person’s job performance is high, the motivation levels increase. As a result, the output rate increases and stress levels decrease. This leads to the person feeling a difference in their health status, as well! Someone who leads a stress-free life and is generally happy with the state of things around them is much more safeguarded against conditions such as depression, common cold, flu, and even cardio-vascular disease.

An interesting aspect here is that the term “health” has many connotations. It refers to a person’s well-being on the physical, emotional, mental as well as social front. A healthy person is one who is able to meet life’s challenges while knowing that she/he has a strong social and familial support system. This enables the individual to be peaceful, emotionally and mentally.

 

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