The key to positive thinking is to take a situation that may seem bad, stressful, or frustrating and try to look at it from a new, more optimistic angle. For example, you may be taking a yoga class for the first time and think to yourself, "I don't know what this is going to be like and I'm probably not going to enjoy it." This thought automatically puts your mind in a negative place, and you are less likely to enjoy the experience. However, if you were to take the same situation and adopt a positive perspective, you may think "this is an opportunity for me to try something new and I may love it." Though this may seem simple, our thoughts have so much more power than we think.
According to the Mayo Clinic, researchers have found that positive thinking can help lower rates of depression, increase lifespan, strengthen resistance of the common cold, and much, much more. To read more about the science, click here.
GetFruved has posted all week, though social media, about the many ways in which positive thinking can reduce stress and help you leader a happier, healthier life. The picture, above, shows some ways in which you can help stay positive. For more information, feel free to look at the contact section of the blog for the links to all of the National GetFruved accounts.
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