Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The benefits of a Positive outlook

By Bill Hansen

I really want you to hear your thoughts. Now let me know, what thoughts fill your head? Can you label them as positive, or negative?

Now let's say you are walking across the street with one of these thoughts. Do you think anybody who would meet you could tell you what's in your thoughts?

The solution to number 1 is up to you. But, the solution to #2 could be pretty generic. However they will not be able to tell precisely what you think, they'll more or less know of how you are feeling.

Here's another question. When you enter an event full of friends, do they all fall silent as if something terrible has happened? Or does everybody there wait for something exciting to occur?

And this positive attitude you now carry could be of benefit with other people. Sometimes when other people feel down, the one thing people mostly do is attempt to provide them with advice. But sometimes, all they need is somebody to sit down by them, and pay attention to them. If you have a positive attitude you might be able to cheer them up without needing to say anything.

If positive attitude is really great, why do people decide to adopt a negative attitude instead? An individual who carries a negative attitude might be actually sending a signal for attention. Before getting me wrong, feeling sad, angry, or gloomy is not wrong by itself. But dwelling on these thoughts for far too long is not healthy either. There is a time for joy in addition to a time for you to mourn.

As always, if you are beset by troubles, even just in your darkest hour, target the good stuff in life. Then you will also have hope. Problems become challenges, or something you are able to overcome them.

You do not have much to lose by adopting an optimistic attitude. Research has shown that this kind of attitude actually retards aging, enables you to healthier, can help you create a better stress coping mechanism, and it has a very positive effect on all the people you meet every single day. So, what's not to like in regards to a positive attitude? Adopt one today.

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