Are you someone who sees a glass as half-full? Or, do you instead see it as half-empty? It’s an age-old question, one that gives others an insight into what type of thinker you are. Are you ever the optimist or do you take a pessimistic view of the world? It’s a simple enough question to answer, however, what you might not know is just how thinking positively can benefit you (and your life).
Learning how to manage the 30,000 thoughts that stream through your mind on a daily basis is key. These thoughts are automatic, they may be negative or positive. Some of this talk stems from reason or logic, while others are based on your misconceptions.
Are your thoughts negative or positive? If they are the former, then it is more than likely you have a pessimistic thinker. However, if your inner thoughts are positive then you are probably an optimist. Don’t worry, pessimists, you can make changes and become a pessimist and you’ll want to after reading about the incredible benefits.
There are theories, of course, of one of which is that optimism helps manage stress and reduce its harmful effects on your body and life. Additionally, it’s believed that optimists live healthier than pessimists, which means enjoying a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and avoiding bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Here are some interesting ways how positive thinking can help you boost your health and life.