I tell myself and others that there is reason to be at your best in your mindset.
People who are negative and out of sorts, are not only unhappy, but they are decreasing their lifespan. It has been studied over and over again, because I believe that the people who study positive people cannot believe the results!
There must be negative people doing the testing, trying to prove that it just doesn’t matter if you have a negative or positive attitude, but it does.
Just think about how much happier you are when you are feeling well enough to smile. Why do you think they come up with sayings /songs such as: When you smile- the whole world smiles with you!!
They say that it uses less muscles in the face to smile then it does to frown. You also do not have to worry about those frown lines in your face if you are always smiling.
In the book: You Cannot Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought authors Jon Rogers and Peter McWilliams speak on The power of positive thoughts:
Positive thoughts such as- joy, happiness, fulfillment, achievement, worthiness have positive results- enthusiasm, calm, well-being, ease, energy, love. Negative thoughts- judgment, unworthiness, mistrust, resentment, fear- produce negative results such as tension, anxiety, alienation, anger, fatigue.
It seems so simple to become more positive, you just have to practice a lot!
Author Greenville Kleiser: “Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.” (Rogers, p. 12)
So be a Pollyanna, or think a Peter Pan thought daily to help you stay healthy in mind, body and spirit!
Taken in part from: Rogers, J, and McWilliams, P. (1998) You Cannot Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought.Los Angeles. Ca.