Please excuse our positive attitude, but we just can’t help it. We love sharing positive vibes with others, and we want y’all to pay it forward!
We know, we know. Being optimistic isn’t always easy, especially when times get tough. It's worth the effort, though: Studies show that practicing having a positive outlook can have benefits on heart health. Johns Hopkins researchers have learned those with cardiovascular disease are one-third less likely to have a heart event within five to 25 years if they simply look on the bright side more often.
Being optimistic is a simple way to improve your health. Researchers have also found other health benefits to happiness, which include lower rates of depression, lower levels of stress, greater resistance to common colds, and better coping skills.
So if you want to be a healthier, happier person, but need a little help being more positive, try a few of these things:
Believe in yourself.
Yes, you CAN do some of the things that right now seem impossible. Try replacing “can’t” with “can” when you’re talking about those things. The more you do that, the more you will find yourself achieving what you believed to be impossible.
Moving your body is so important to your health. You don’t even have to be an intense exerciser — take a walk down the street on a sunny day, ride a bike, take a hike. Just move, and explore the world around you. Research shows people with a positive attitude also tend to exercise more, and vice versa. So get the best of both worlds!
Turn that frown upside down.
This one’s easy. Smile! Make a conscious effort to smile when you’re feeling your worst. You’ll find it makes you feel better, and that it’s contagious — when you smile, so will the people around you.
Set an attainable goal and keep notes on your progress.
Choosing one small thing you want to accomplish and making it happen is a simple way to start attaining larger life goals. If you don’t exercise, for example, but want to add that to your routine, start small. Plan to walk for 15 minutes, take a yoga class, or play outside with your kids in the backyard one time in a week. Write it down. And then when you do it, make a big deal about it! Treat yo’self to something small for having accomplished that goal. You’ll feel better, you’ll be more encouraged to do it again at the same time next week, and you might just tackle something new.
Be someone’s sunshine.
Make it a point to give a compliment, open the door for someone, or even buy a coffee for the person behind you in line. Good deeds make others feel great, and it has the same effect on you too.
Share the love and be a happy camper, y’all. There are so many great health and life benefits!
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