Positive thinking is an approach that focuses on the positive prospects of life and expects the positive outcomes.
Positive thoughts are essential and very powerful. It is very important to have a positive frame of mind. By positive thinking, we can improve our abilities. Positive thinking can also create real value in your life and help us in building many new skills.
It is a proven fact that with the positive approach, we can think and perform better than ordinary. Positive thinking affects our health, our working capabilities, and our life.
With positive thinking, we experience delightful and pleasant feelings. There are enormous benefits associated with positive thinking.
Following are the few benefits.
Regulates stress level
Unmanaged stress can put your health at risk. It’s really important to find ways for managing your stress. Positive thinking helps in managing stress and can even improve your health. Positive thinkers enjoy better health, stronger relationships and healthy lifestyle.
According to a research conducted by college students to assess their stress level, at the starting and end of their first semester of college, it was found that those having a positive attitude experience low-stress level. Another study on survivors of missile attacks shows that optimists tended towards less depression and anxiety level than the pessimists.
Building strong relations
Most human unhappiness and depression arise from negative thinking patterns. So it’s important to develop a moment by moment awareness of your thinking patterns, analyze negative thinking patterns and substitute them with positive thinking. Through positive thinking, you can attract more friends and make strong relationships with the people.
According to a study, it was found that the optimists are likely to have more luck in love.The study points out, this could be for many reasons. Optimists are more content in their relationships than the other people because they focus on the good aspects and not the bad.
It’s also a proven fact that the optimists tend to work harder and efficiently at their relationships.
Regulates blood pressure
Positive thoughts also play an important role in regulating blood pressure. According to a study, pessimists tended to have higher blood pressure than the optimists. This is because of higher stress level which is usually associated with high blood pressure. One university study found that smiling reduces heart rate.
Even a fake smile reduces blood pressure and heart rate during difficult situations.
Maintains healthy heart
Positive thinking is associated to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. According to a study published in the Journal Psychological Bulletin. The study found that the optimists tended to have healthier lifestyles.
Optimists exercise more, eat better and sleep more so they enjoy an active life. Healthy eating and regular exercise are very important they also lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. Optimists are less likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity.
It’s also a proven fact that the negative psychological factors such as stress and depression increase the risk of heart attacks.