Tips For Allowing Positive Mindsets to Improve Your Health

By Stepy Kamei 

If you've been noticing a decline in some aspects of your physical health without any explanation, you may want to start taking your mental well-being more seriously. Your attitude can impact the way you physically feel each day. Now, I'm not saying that simply wishing a physical health issue away is enough to cure what ails you. This simply means that the state of your mental health can noticeably improve or degrade your physical well-being. Scientists and healthcare providers alike have known for some time now that physical ailments such as headaches, fatigue, joint stiffness, and weight gain can all be attributed to mental health issues such as depression and chronic stress and anxiety. It's for this reason that changing your attitude for the better can be a great way to change your physical health as well. 

Negative Thoughts = Negative Health 

The mind has an uncanny ability to sabotage itself under the right (or wrong) circumstances. Negative views are often shaped and encouraged by an individual's past experiences, which may influence their belief systems going forward in life. One common pattern of thinking that many of us have fallen into is choosing to focus on everything that's going wrong in our lives, rather than looking at everything that's going right. The more we dwell on the negatives, the easier it is to take on a victim mentality and spiral into a sense of hopelessness. 

Don't Take Things Personally

This is a tough but crucial bit of advice. When you're upset about something, it's easy to take everything as a personal attack against you. You may begin to see random instances such as getting stuck in traffic or having an interaction with a rude person to be directly tied to you. You may think only bad things happen to you, or that you somehow deserve unfair treatment. It's important to remember that life is a series of random events, and you do have the ability to make of it what you choose to. As hard as it can be at times, try your best to always start and end the day on a positive note. Many people find it helps to journal about the positive aspects of their day.

It's also important to stop comparing yourself to other people's lives. It may seem like everyone has their lives together but you; remember, people very rarely like to talk about their failures. You should take some comfort in knowing no one is perfect all the time. Over time, choosing to focus on the positive aspects of life and creatively moving past negative experiences can seriously improve your overall sense of wellness. 

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