Life can be stressful and keep us guessing at every turn. Just when we think we have a grasp on what we are doing, a new challenge or twist will come along forcing us to step up. One thing we know for sure is that a positive mindset and attitude can make a significant difference when it comes to staying healthy.
There are some specific health benefits from having a positive mindset. They include the following:
•Lower rates of depression
•Higher resistance to the common coldWhile these health benefits sound pretty great, we also realize that it isn’t always easy to keep a positive mindset amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Some things in life catch us off guard and keep us focused on the negative for far too long.When unexpected or negative events transpire in life, it can be helpful to have a “go-to” technique that helps us sort through our negative mindset and get us back to a positive one. These techniques will be different from one person to the next. They will not only help to influence our mindset, but they can ultimately keep us healthier too.
Here are a few ideas on what you can do when something stressful comes along:
A quiet meditation session can be the perfect way to process any negative feelings you are dealing with and get back to a more reflective and positive place.
3. Be Grateful
It is amazing how expressing thanks can rid your mind of negative thoughts. Take a minute to write a thank-you card or email to someone you appreciate. Your positive reaction will become contagious before you know it.
Watch a funny video or read a favorite comic. Laughter and smiling can very quickly rid our thoughts of negativity and help us feel better about the situation.
Janette Gleason Bio: An award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author and 2015 Arizona Mother of Achievement, Janette takes great pride in empowering people to create their dream lifestyles. She is a contributing author to the best-selling book, Transform, co-written by Brian Tracy, an expert in the field of personal and organizational development. Janette also wrote Confessions of a Mompreneur: My Journey from Stressed-Out, Stay-atHome Mom to Successful Entrepreneur. Want to learn more about Janette? Visit janettegleason.com