Positive Thinking is not a cliché although it sounds like a fairy tale and not something that is really doable in everyday life. There are great benefits to your health and well being when you do train yourself to think in a positive way. I know it sounds nice when you read it, and you may already find your brain saying: “Yea, right, easier said than done.” But that’s not positive thinking, and by thinking like that, you are preventing great things from coming into your life and improving it, on many different levels.
Negative Thoughts Are Negative Emotions
and Positive Thoughts Are Positive Emotions.
The mind has a POWERFUL effect on our body. Our thoughts and attitudes can influence our immunity and can affect our emotional, mental, and physical health.
In a study conducted by psychologists at the University of California, the frequency and intensity of both positive and negative emotions were measured.
The researchers found that activation in brain areas associated with negative emotions led to a weaker immune response to a flu vaccine.
They also found that people who were optimistic about a specific and important part of their lives, such as how well they were performing at work, exhibited a stronger immune response than those who had a more negative view of the situation.
So as you are working to get yourself better both physically and emotionally, Positive Thinking plays a HUGE PART in your healing process. In fact,
Positive Thinking May Be THE KEY
To Your Physical And Emotional Healing,
But Your Negative (or pessimistic or skeptical) Thinking May Dismiss It And Because of That, You Are Preventing Yourself From Healing.
8 WONDERFUL benefits of positive thinking:
1. Helps us cope better with stress – which allows us to be more resilient to poor health, relaxed and enjoying life.
2. Reduces risk of death from cardiovascular problems and depression.
3. Reduces the feeling of isolation, loneliness and self-talk that is separating us from others.
4. Increases lifespan – positive people lead healthier lifestyles, make better choices for themselves because they are calmer and centered.
5. Makes us feel good – we want to associate with like-minded people who keep making us feel good. We do not want to associate anymore with negative people who do not make us feel good.
6. Attracts positive people and positive circumstances.
7. Contributes to our happiness – when we feel good, we look good and we want to do well.
8. We see life as beautiful and wonderful and we are excited to live it.
We Can't Worry, Be Stressed, Be Anxious, etc., All At The Same Time
While Trying To Think Positively;
Something Must Change First.
By design, for our survival that is, our brain is programmed to respond to negative thoughts which are actually negative emotions. This is a wonderful mechanism as it keeps us alive.
Most of us, no longer need to be terrified to be eaten by a lion, but our brain still thinks that we do. Especially when we need to be on time somewhere or when it’s time to pay the mortgage or take a risk or when we need to speak in public, and so on.
So by design, we can survive because we have this built-in brain. It’s a given.
Our Brain Is Designed To Think Negative
Thoughts, Yet, Here Comes The Good News…
What can we do to condition ourselves to think more positively, more frequently, and for a longer period of time?
Conditioning is the key!
I have 15 years of positive thinking conditioning. I still find my default thought process to initially be a negative thinking one. The second I catch myself though, I make the shift to the positive.
I also take inventory; I ask myself, “Am I tired and stressed? What do I need right now so I don’t go into that dark, lonely place and suppress my immune system and feel miserable?”Whatever the answer was, I give it to myself.
Whether it’s to rest for a couple of minutes, go outside of my house to breathe and reconnect with nature, take a shower, drink a glass of water, inhale an essential oil to uplift my mood, call someone, meditate, and so forth.I provide what I need and make sure I don’t dwell in pity and darkness, I take a breath, I lift myself up and move on.On a regular basis I listen to audios and videos that inspire me to be the best I can. Find ones that you like. My best suggestion is go to www.YouTube.com, look for Abraham-Hicks, enter the key word of your interest, and you’ll find tons of inspirational videos that you can watch/listen and take in to help you ignite those great positive thoughts, emotions, and vibrations.
And if you are eager and want to take action immediately towards better health and well-being, and you are ready to clear the blocks that may be standing in your way to feel better today, click here, watch the short video and follow the steps so we can get together on the phone for just a “getting to know each other” conversation to see if I can be of help.
To access all 16 parts of this series click here, this link will take you to the blog-article “16 Ways To Move Away From Pain And Into Freedom”. Towards the end of the article you’ll find the 16 ways. Each week, another article will be available, and you’ll be able to access each article from there.