The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.Oprah
Listen, my glass is typically half full, but I’m not the most rah-rah person out there.
But, I am smart enough to listen to billionaires like Oprah, so I did a little digging on the benefits of positive thinking.
Benefits of positive thinking.
The Mayo Clinic put out some details on the health benefits of positive thinking and they include:
- Increased life span
- Lower rates of depression
- Lower levels of distress and pain
- Greater resistance to illnesses
- Better psychological and physical well-being
- Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease and stroke
- Reduced risk of death from cancer
- Reduced risk of death from respiratory conditions
- Reduced risk of death from infections
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
Sounds PDG (Pretty Darn Good, as my son says) to me! So, why does positive thinking deliver such great health benefits?
Why positive thinking helps.
The Mayo Clinic’s research goes on to point out that it’s actually unclear why positive thinkers enjoy these health benefits, but the top theory is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on your body. Stress management is right up our alley here at Chill the Duck Out!
How to think positively.
Instead of 5 or so tips to help you think positively, I opted to do you one better and put together an entire 31-Day Positive Thinking Guide for you.
Just click the image below to get your hands on a copy that you can save, print, and use to your heart’s content.
We might not be entirely sure why positive thinking has the impact that it does, but it’s clear that once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you will in fact start having positive results – so, here’s to a little positivity!