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THE TRUTH ABOUT POSITIVE THINKING


There are many compliments that flatter, and others that humble, but my favorite is when people say that I have a "positive" attitude. My prayer is that I can always take that compliment in stride. It is not easy to be positive all the time. I want to suggest that positive thinking can have mental health benefits. Here are some of them:


1. Positive thinking can reduce stress. Positive thinking can help reduce stress levels by promoting feelings of calmness and relaxation. When you approach life with a positive mindset, you may be better able to manage stressors and cope with challenging situations.


2. Positive thinking can improve your mood. Positive thinking can help improve your mood by promoting feelings of happiness, contentment, and optimism. By focusing on the positive aspects of your life and reframing negative thoughts, you may be able to improve your overall emotional well-being.


3. Positive thinking can increase resilience. Positive thinking can help increase resilience by promoting a growth mindset and encouraging you to view challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. With a positive mindset, you may be better able to bounce back from adversity and persevere through difficult times.


4. Positive thinking can improve relationships. Positive thinking can help improve your relationships by promoting kindness, compassion, and empathy. When you approach others with a positive mindset, you may be more open to their perspective and better able to communicate effectively.


5. Positive thinking can improve physical health. Positive thinking has been linked to improved physical health outcomes, such as reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and improved immune system functioning. In previous blogs we have noted several ways that mental health can (and will) impact your physical health.


While positive thinking alone may not solve all of life's challenges, it can help you approach situations with a more optimistic and productive mindset. By focusing on the positive aspects of your life and working to reframe negative thoughts, you may be able to enjoy improved mental and physical health.


I have enjoyed researching and presenting this series of blogs. I welcome your feedback too. Your mental health must be taken seriously. I urge you to visit with a mental health professional if you (or a loved one) struggles with mental health. There is hope! Take your mental health seriously.


You are loved.

Dr. Ray Reynolds



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