The Impacts of Negative Thinking
Negativity Drains You
Most of us have experienced days when we feel we just cannot get out of bed in the morning. Most of the time, this is caused by our bodies being physically tired, or due to our inability to get quality, deep sleep. But there are mental causes for this as well.
Our bodies are telling us not to get up, which is mental communication. Negativity is the repeated messaging of your body telling you to stay down, preventing you from feeling refreshed and reinvigorated.
Negativity Weakens Your Immune System
It can actually make your more likely to contract diseases, as the wear on your immune system is a common side effect of excessive negativity. And most of us have a weak enough immune system as it is.
Negativity Is Harmful For Your Heart
Many cardiac diseases are caused by both stress and negativity. Negativity breeds hostile attitudes that raise blood pressure and damage circulation, and your heart suffers for this.
The Impacts of Positive Thinking
But what are the effects of positive thinking? There are many health benefits associated with having a positive outlook, including, but not limited to:
- Increased life span.
- Better psychological and physical well-being.
- Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress.
Steps Towards Being More Positive
That being said, I am sure we all know that remaining positive is easier said than done. So what are some ways that we can focus on positive thoughts, rather than negative, cynical ones?
Find Something That Gives You Hope
This could be anything: hope for finding a cure for fibromyalgia, hope for finding a treatment that allows to live a more normal life, or the hope for a better world without sickness, like the Bible promises.
Holding on to hope will help to pull you through even the darkest of days. Hope is like a beacon that something better and brighter is just ahead and this can give you the strength you need to keep fighting.
Next page: focusing on what’s good.