Thursday, July 19, 2018

Empowering women: Stress reduction and the powers of a positive attitude

Did you know that stress contributes to 90% of chronic diseases?

Maybe you’re like some individuals, you are in denial and don’t think you have stress. After women in my workshops, coaching programs, sessions complete my stress index or assessment they are often surprised to find out that they do have some level of stress in their lives.

If you want to lead a healthy life you want to always be on the look out for stress reduction techniques. One way to enhance your endeavor is having a positive attitude.

You have much to gain from a very positive attitude. For one, studies have shown that a positive attitude promotes better health. Those with this kind of attitude also have more friends. Projecting a positive attitude also helps one to handle stress and problems better than those who have a negative attitude.

A positive attitude begins with a healthy self-image. If you will love the way you are and are satisfied, confident, and self-assured, you also make others around you feel the same way.

A negative attitude, on the other hand, has, of course, an opposite effect. So, carrying a negative attitude has a twofold drawback. You feel bad about yourself, and you make others feel the same way.

If you want to have a positive attitude, you have to feature healthy thoughts. This is probably very hard to do nowadays since, all around us, the media feeds us nothing but negative thoughts. A study shows that for every 14 things a parent says to his or her child, only one is positive. This is truly a saddening thought.

If you want a healthier outlook in life, you need to think happy thoughts, and you have to hear positive things as well. So, what can you do? Well, for starters, you could see a funny movie, you could play with children, spend some time telling jokes with friends. All these activities fill you with positive stimuli, which in turn promotes positive attitude.

The bible says “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he/she.” Your thought life plays a major role in your attitude, whether it be negative or positive thoughts.

Although it is impossible to keep ourselves from the negative things around us, you can still carry a positive attitude by focusing on the good things, the positive things in life.

And this positive attitude you now carry can be of benefit to other people. Sometimes when other people feel down, the thing people mostly do is try to give them advice. But sometimes, all they need is somebody to sit by them, and listen to them. If you have a positive attitude you may be able to cheer them up without even having to say anything.

If a positive attitude is really great, why do people choose to adopt a negative attitude instead? One who carries a negative attitude may be actually sending a signal for attention. Before you get me wrong, feeling sad, angry, or gloomy is not wrong itself. But dwelling on these thoughts for far too long is not healthy either. There is a time to mourn.

As always, if you are beset by troubles, even in your darkest hour, focus on the good things in life, you will always have hope. Problems become something you can overcome.

Remember what you focus on expands!

You do not have much to lose by adopting a healthy, positive attitude. Studies show that such an attitude actually retards aging, makes you healthier, helps you develop a better stress coping mechanism, and has a very positive effect on all the people you meet every day. So, what’s not to like about a positive attitude? Adopt one today.

Another key area to remember when adopting a positive attitude is also adopting a healthy mindset. Your mindset influences your outlook on life and you can choose to embrace a healthy positive mindset or a unhealthy negative mindset. The choice is yours. A success mindset will induce positive thoughts and a positive attitude, hence positive energy and a stressed-less life. I’ll talk about mindset in another post.

This is an excerpt from my special report “Stress Reduction and the powers of a Positive attitude.” Secure your copy here

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