The Power Of Positivity

Having a positive mindset can have many benefits for our physical and mental health. Like exercising or dieting, you can train yourself and build habits that help promote positivity in your life. Some of the benefits include increased life span, lowered depression, pain relief and more. Some good ways to train your positivity? Check out below: 

 

Look For Optimism

Whether you are naturally optimistic or not, by seeking out optimism during situations or circumstance you will help rewire yourself to keep your mindset positive. “Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” – Noam Chomsky

 

Surround Yourself with Supportive People

Your learned behavior is molded by the people and things you spend the most time on. Creating a positive mindset by surrounding yourself with people that are invested in your well being and are supporting your ideas, goals, and decisions. These people will provide you valuable feedback, advice, and support during good times and bad. 

 

Break From Media & Technology

Disconnect yourself from your tv, tablets, and smartphones to give yourself a mental break. Constantly watching or scrolling through content can create false sense hoods and expectations that are formed from watching others, listening to others, and following others. These technology breaks can give you time to focus on yourself, things you are grateful for in your life, and the things that matter the most. Find time to disconnect and see how it can help you maintain a positive mindset. 

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”- Albert Camus

 

Do Something Nice For Someone

The warm feeling of well being that washes over you when you’ve done something kind isn’t just in your head. It’s in your brain chemicals, too. Acts of kindness can release hormones that contribute to your mood and overall well being. The practice is so effective it’s being used as forms of therapy. Those feel good chemicals can be used to treat depression, anxiety, and stress at the same time. So find a charity, community, or perform a random act of kindness to see how it can help you.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

 

Exercise!

Exercise can have a tremendous impact on your mood. In fact, it is thought that exercise can be just as effective as anti-depressants in treating things such as depression and anxiety. Exercise helps chronic depression by increasing serotonin, which helps your brain regulate mood, sleep and appetite. Exercise also reduces immune system chemicals that can make depression worse, increase your endorphin levels which are mood lifters, and get your sleep pattern back to normal. There are many different exercises based on your fitness level and lifestyle, so go out and find one that works and stick to it!
 

 

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