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Look on the bright side (Dec 21), is a day for positive thinking and being optimistic even through difficult times. Thinking positive also has real health benefits and there is an abundance of ways to change our thinking to be more positive.


Health Benefits of Thinking Positive

There are many health benefits of thinking positive thoughts:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

Thinking positive is not only good for emotional health but also physical health.

How to Think Positive

Thinking positive isn’t always easy but we can give ourselves an advantage when trying to change our thinking.

Here are a few ways to change our thinking: Open yourself up to humor, laughing can increase mood and decrease stress. Spend time around positive people. Practicing positive self-talk is also a great way to increase mood.

It takes time to change our thinking it won’t happen overnight so we must practice having a positive mindset. Don't be afraid to ask for help, remember thinking positive is for your health. Let's look on the bright side on December 21st and change our thinking for just one day and notice the differences you feel.