The amount of pressure experienced by a person’s life that should make most people experience frustration. Some people as they face a heavy workload should experience job stress. Other problems such as natural disasters and the death of someone close can also be depressing and frustrating. Few people are able to avoid the pressures of everyday life that can make people frustrated and pessimistic view. However, despite the hardships and pressures of life, thinking optimistically, especially beneficial to health. What are the benefits? And how to foster an optimistic attitude?
What is the optimism or optimistic attitude? Optimism is an attitude of always having good hope in all things and a tendency to expect a pleasant outcome. Optimism can also be interpreted to think positively. So optimism is more of a paradigm or way of thinking.
When a failure or the pressures of life, how he feels an optimist? A positive-minded optimists or think do not think failure is permanent. This does not mean that he was reluctant to accept reality. Instead, he received and examined the problem. Then, as far as circumstances permit, it acts to alter or improve the situation.
Benefits of Positive Thinking
Scientists have made a conclusion on the research for decades about the benefits of positive thinking and optimism on health. Research results indicate that an optimist is healthier and more longevity than others especially compared with pessimists. The researchers also noticed that the optimist is more capable of coping with stress and less likely to experience depression. Here are some benefits of being optimistic and often positive thinking.
• More long life
• More rarely get depressed
• The stress level of smaller
• Having a body resistance against disease better
• It is both physically and mentally
• Reduce risk of heart disease
• Able to overcome difficulties and deal with stress
Ways to Be More Optimistic
If you often think negatively of others or of serious situations, it does not mean you can not think positively. You can change negative thinking into positive. Here are some ways to be more optimistic and have positive thoughts and attitudes.
• Check yourself
When you think that you will not be able to enjoy an adverse event or will not successfully perform a task, immediately get rid of that thought. Focus on the positive things that will be generated.
Make checks repeatedly. If more negative thoughts, then immediately switch to positive thinking.
• Follow a healthy lifestyle
Exercising three times a day can turn into a positive mood and reduce stress. A healthy diet also affects the mind and body. And try to manage your stress.
• Enjoy work
Try to enjoy your work. No matter your job, look for those aspects that pleases you.
• Find a friend in a positive
Find friends who look at life positively. Such people are those who are optimistic and always support you by giving good advice.
Conversely, if you are surrounded by pessimistic people, will increase your stress and even make you hesitant to manage stress in a healthy way.
• Face and accept
Face the situation that you can control; then set about to accept the situation that you can not control.
• Have a sense of humor
Try to smile and laugh, especially when facing a very difficult. Look for events that invite laughter in daily activities. A good sense of humor helps a person has a mind, emotions, and behavior that is more positive.
• Record the good things
Every day, write down three good things that you experience.
• Simple Rules
Do not say anything to yourself that is not something you want to say to someone else.
It is to be optimistic is not easy. Natural disasters, live load, and also disaster could occur that make many people find it difficult to think positive. But by trying to be optimistic and positive thinking will produce a more healthy life and more satisfying. Do not give up!