If you were to ask the critics, they would say that a positive thinker has a distorted view on life. However, if you had to ask the psychologists, they would tell you that positive thinkers are not afraid of life’s challenges or negative experiences and are quick to seize opportunities and learn from life’s experiences. What are your thoughts on the power of positive thinking? Have you ever felt like you were drowning in negativity? Is that even a possibility with so much help and advice out there? Is it just wishful thinking that if you think positively your health will improve? Is there any evidence that supports the belief? Well, actually, there is, and there is much to be said about how powerful positive thinking really is!
While few long-term studies on the connection between positive thinking and health have been conducted, these studies confirm that positive thinking strengthens the immune system and assists in healing. Stress has been identified as the most destructive emotion and there are direct links between stress and heart and other crippling and life threatening diseases.
Science has only just begun to change its focus from the causes of mental illness and physical disease to the causes of happiness and health. While the evidence is not all in, the evidence accumulated so far affirms what most of us intuitively know: positive thinking leads to positive outcomes. Perhaps the greatest contribution made by positive psychology and neuroscience is that positive thinking is inextricably linked with virtues like kindness and compassion and is not dependent on material riches.
It can incidentally lead to wealth, but more importantly, positive thinking leads to “wellth” of body, mind and spirit.
Neuroscientists have identified the area of the brain just behind the forehead as the brain’s “executive center” or “decision maker.” It is the area of the brain that allows us to step back from a situation and analyze it from a distance. Interestingly, brain scans of long-term meditators have revealed that when meditating, areas of the prefrontal cortex become extremely active. Not only that, but the sense of happiness and bliss that they experience is partially a result of “feel good” hormones (endorphins) being released when the mind is in a meditative state.
Psychologists and neuroscientists have also studied the effects of “random acts of kindness” on emotional stability and positive thinking. Surprisingly, little things like holding a door open for someone can have a more beneficial effect on the person who performs the act of kindness than it has on the recipient. Kindness and compassion has a similarly positive effect. Studies have shown that “random acts of self-kindness” have the same effect as do those offered others. The simple act of physically giving a hug or pat on the back has been shown to decrease cortisol (the stress hormone) levels and heart rate while at the same time releasing oxytocin.
Affirmations, too, have their place in positive thinking. Henry Ford’s statement, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” is often quoted by self-help gurus. If we are thinking, “I can’t”, we automatically respond with negative self-imagery. When we think, “I can”, we are affirming our ability to overcome obstacles. In neurological terms, “I can’t” activates negative activity, while “I can” shunts neurological activity to the positive, creative areas of the prefrontal cortex.
Watch how the positive thinkers, in this video, proved every pre-conceived negative notion in the video false…
It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are at the present moment. Think positively, expect only favorable results and situations, and circumstances will change accordingly. If you persevere, you will transform the way your mind thinks. It might take some time for the changes to take place, but eventually they will.
Resources to help you build your positive thinking:
If you enjoyed this post please “like, comment and share” if you want more content like this.
Cheers to your health!
Mobile ~ 602-369-0545
Make Sure Your Child Gets Their Proper Daily Nutrients, Click Here!
Become An Ambassador For Change And Help Underprivileged and Orphaned Kids,
While At The Same Time Winning Name Brand Merchandise at 95% Off
Retail – Click Here Now!
Learn The Path To True Health and Optimal Wellness – Click Here!
If you enjoyed this blog on Positive Thinking, retweet and comment please!