You a half-full or half-empty glass? October is a good month to think about your own glass because it is Positive Attitude Month. There are too many people in this world who are walking around like Grumpy, one of the dwarfs.
When you become a positive person, you learn to accept yourself for who you are and stop carrying about what others think about you. So what if you haven’t showered in three days and your hair looks like it needs to run through a washer?
Research shows that if you stop stomping around like a five-year-old and turn your frown upside down, you will live a healthier and happier life. According to an article on the Mayo Clinic website, positive thinking has positive effects on health.
Here are three improvements you will see when you start thinking a little more positively.
- Greater resistance to the common cold: Do you get sick all the time? It may be because you are taking too much on and you don’t have an escape for your daily stress. Learn self-care, especially when the going gets tough.
- Better psychological and physical well-being: Are you always tired and out of energy? You will become a better person if you think happier thoughts. Why? Because being grouchy is a lot more work and being happy.
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress: Everyone has bad days, but it can always be worse, and that is something you should focus on when you just can’t write another report for work or have had enough of your screaming kids.
Now it’s your turn! Take time for yourself, reevaluate and ask, “What good is it for me to constantly think negatively?” Use #PositiveAttitude and share how you are changing your ways and what you do to make yourself a happier person. Is yoga the thing that makes you feel better or is it as simple as five minutes alone? Whatever your answer, be that positive light among the darkness and rub off a bit on others.