Positive Thinking: 18 Power Benefits
Do you want to live a better life?
Do you want to live a life of success?
Then form the good habit of positive thinking.
Positive thinking leads to a positive attitude. A positive attitude emphases on the bright side of your life and gives you positive results.
A person with a habit of positive thinking always look for better opportunities and has a mindset to overcome any kind of difficulty.
To appreciate the beauty of positive thinking, it’s important to know its benefits.
Starting with number 18, here are some benefits of positive thinking
18) Improves confidence
Confident people are positive thinkers.
Confident people believe in themselves and in their abilities.
Confident people are optimistic.
Negative thinking destroys your confidence and harms your performance.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
17) Better sex
For men, having negative thoughts during sex can lead to sexual anxiety, which commonly leads to premature ejaculation.
Positive thinkers are generally more confident in bed.
Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain’t over ’til you both get your cookie.
16) Controls or prevents anger
Positive thinkers hardly fly into tantrums, or get angered by other people’s negative remarks. So instead of replying an insult with an insult (thereby causing a scene), they’d rather believe the other person is having a bad day and ignore the negative remark in good faith.
Negative thinking leads to stress and researchers at New York University found that even mild levels of stress can impair our ability to keep a grip on our emotions.
Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.
Positive thinkers are resilient.
They’re not discouraged by rejections.
They always try again-and-again no matter the situation.
Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.
-Sheri L. Dew
14) Tooth damage
Negative thinking can lead to stress, and prolonged stress can affect your teeth.
People who are stressed are less likely to pay attention to their oral hygiene.
Stress can cause you to grind our teeth at night. This can lead to tooth damage.
Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters.
13) Better immunity
Researchers found that activation in brain areas associated with negative emotions led to a weaker immune response to a flu vaccine.
If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.
12) Lowers risk of diabetes
Prolonged stress can trigger the adrenal gland to release a hormone called Cortisol. When the cortisol rhythm is disrupted, it can:
- Raise your blood sugar level
- Make your cells less sensitive to insulin (insulin regulates your blood sugar level)
These can increase your risk of getting diabetes.
Think about it: Heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths in the U.S. and worldwide than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. Without drugs or surgery.
11) Weight or fat reduction
Negative thinking leads to stress.
According to Pamela Peeke, author of Body for Life for Women, stress can prevent you from losing weight-or even add pounds.
Some researchers at University of Miami School of Business Administration found that people exposed to bad news about the economy tended to seek out high-calorie foods and tend to eat 40 percent more than a control group that had not been prompted to think about bad news. This is because bad news can lead to negative thinking and negative thinking, which can lead you to seek food as a refuge.
After a lifetime of losing and gaining weight, I get it. No matter how you slice it, weight loss comes down to the simple formula of calories in, calories out.-Valerie Bertinelli
10) Slower Aging
According to a research, negative minded people experience reduced mobility at around the age of 60 and older. The people who enjoyed their life to the fullest and were happy and positive in every circumstance tend to have a better mobility.
Negative thinking leads to stress, and stress can cause your hair to be grey.
If you start to think positively, not only will it help you to be happy, but it will enable you to age in a healthily.
Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.
9) Lowers blood pressure
Negative thinkers tend to have high blood pressure than the optimistic or positive thinkers because they think about everything in a negative way and this causes high stress which results in high blood pressure.
Positive thinking helps in lowering blood pressure which is good for your health.
Many people think that exercising, eating healthy can help them reduce the risks of high blood pressure. Yes, they do but positive thinking also contributes a significant part.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. —Willie Nelson
8) Lowers cholesterol
Most people know that exercising and having a proper diet helps in reducing the cholesterol levels in the body. But not many people know that an optimistic mind also reduces the cholesterol levels in the body.
Start reading, walking and take a yoga session which will surely help you in feel better and will give your strength to fight with your negative thoughts.
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
7) It is your key of success
One of the most important keys to success in life is positive thinking. For example: optimistic (positive thinking) sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people.
A positive mind is usually motivated to chase success.
A positive mind thinks better.
People with positive minds expects the best in whatever they do.
So, think positively; expect success in whatever you do, but also take necessary steps to ensure your success.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
6) Healthy heart
Being a positive thinker is not only good for your brains but also for your heart. Optimistic people are less likely to have cardiovascular diseases.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
5) It is good for relationships
Positive thinkers are more likely to forgive other peoples wrongs than negative thinkers. People are more likely to accept positive thinkers into their lives.
Positive thinkers or optimistic people are more successful in their relationships.
Positive thinkers usually focus on the good aspects of their relationships rather focusing on the negative ones.
Positive thinkers are usually inclined to work harder to manage their relationships and are more effective at it.
Be with those who brings out the best in you, not the stress in you!
4) Stress reduction
Start increasing the quantity of positive thoughts in your life and you will start noticing the disappearance of stress and depression.
Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.
3) Helps you in taking care of yourself
Positive thinkers are more likely to take care of themselves than negative thinkers.
They believe they can loss that weight.
Positive thinkers don’t cause harm to their boodies by thinking negatively, as negative thinking can lead to stress, and diseases as I’ve already explained.
I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors.
2) Increases life span
The positive thinkers are satisfied with their lives and are more healthy in their mental and physical life. According to the research of JAMA psychiatry, people with negative thoughts die earlier than those who are positive thinkers. If you want to live longer and have a beautiful and peaceful life, start thinking positively.
You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.
1) Positive thinking attracts positive events
If you start thinking positively in your life, positive things will happen in your life. Start seeing everything from a positive mindset and you will realize this world has full of amazing and beautiful things to provide you.
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
If you are not a positive thinker, you are in big trouble. However, you can avoid this trouble if you change your attitude today.
Expect good things from your life, and work towards them and good things would come to you. Do the otherwise and you’re doomed.
Author Bio: Sarah Sandra is a senior Writer for OLWOMEN.com, an avid reader, fashion and make up enthusiast who simply lives to write and talk about all kinds of stuff. Focusing on Fat burning foods especially for women to lose inner thigh fat!
Note: Giovanni O.J.C Olakunori added contents to the original piece of this article.