A study at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester found that people who are optimists live longer than average for their age and gender. On the other hand, pessimists live shorter than the average life. Optimism makes the immune system healthy and helps people to accept healthier lifestyles. Here are five tips that will help you think all the time positively.
Believe in yourself
You should have a deep inner belief about yourself. Self-belief is, in fact, more important than education and intelligence regarding achieving something in life. You should believe that you are capable of achieving something significant and that you have something special to contribute to this society.
Set clear goals
If you don’t have a clear goal, you will move on haphazardly. You should write down your achievable goals and work towards achieving it. You must form a mental picture of your success. Imagine how it would feel to win a race, or living your dream. Once you have the pictures in your mind, it will help you to take the right steps to achieve it.
Take ownership and responsibility for yourself
You should stop blaming others or circumstances for a cause. You are the captain of the ship, and you are the one who decides where your ship goes and what happens. If you are unhappy about something in your life, then make a plan, change it and take action. You should tell yourself positive things, like “I’m going to do well in my life,” etc. If something goes wrong, say something like ‘That was my fault, but I can learn from it,’ instead of making excuses. By positive self-talk, you can also overcome the doubts and negative feelings that come to your mind.
Be around positive people
You should be around people who gives positive vibes, instead of those with are pessimistic. By spending more time with positive people, you will also become a positive thinker.
You must remember that every change brings good and bad as well; every opportunity comes with possible threats as well. Those people are successful in life who uses their failures as springboards and move towards achieving new successes. You should laugh, create a balance between work and home, exercise and lead a healthy life.
Exercise helps you to be fit and toned. It also helps you to lose weight and improve your mental condition. Here are five ways regular exercise impacts your brain, along with your body.
Get rid of depression
Research shows that doing regular exercise is an excellent way of getting rid of your depression disorder.It reduces the antidepressant effects and keeps you mentally healthy.
By exercising, your heart rate goes up and increases blood flow to the brain and boosts your memory, affecting the overall function of the brain. It improves memory and attention.
Helps to de-stress
When you are overstressed, you should find some time to exercise. A study conducted at the University of Colorado at Boulder found that forced exercise would keep you protected from your stress and anxiety. So, you should stop making excuses, and instead get to the gym when you are feeling stressed.
Helps to become more focused
The University of Iowa researchers found out that strength training can help to improve your focus. It takes a lot of efforts to perform a full exercise routine by ignoring the others present in the gym. So, your focus improves.
Helps to focus on your goals
Cardio needs long and consistent effort. This helps to develop an ability to follow through with tasks. So, it teaches you to stick to your goals even under pressure.
Regular exercise has a lot of benefits. You should get into the habit of exercising and keep yourself healthy, both physically and mentally.
We are the ones who are responsible for whatever happens to our lives. We should learn to accept full responsibility for ourselves. Here are some management tips that can help you manage yourself.
Stress is not all about the mind. It can cause physical symptoms like tension headaches, dizziness, insomnia, diarrhea, etc. This negative condition can make you stop what you are doing. You shouldn’t ignore these symptoms of stress. If necessary, you should seek professional help. If untreated, stress may lead to depression and serious illness.
Dealing with change
We all go through the same process when dealing with change. Some stages of the process take longer in the case of some people. For example, when a person hears about his or her terminal illness, the first stage they go through is denial. Then they feel the need for support. The third stage is anger and lastly, they accept the condition and start looking for new options.
Managing personal change
The first rule of personal change is to accept things that you cannot change. There is no reason to get stressed about things that you have no control. You should plan to change things that you can.
Some people accept personal change well and those who don’t know what they want. You should take the necessary steps to change and control things that you can change. Once you have decided what you can change and what you can’t, make a plan on how to make the changes and stick to the plan. Don’t worry about ‘what if’ all the time. Just move forward.