Thank you for joining day one of the Positive Thinking Challenge. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here. Today in the challenge, we were talking about making a list of reasons why you want to think more positively.
The problem with that is that you might not be aware of the many ways it can benefit you! So, here are some amazing reasons to be more positive every day.
You Can Reduce Your Anxiety and Depression
First of all, if you feel unhappy in general, or struggle with depression or anxiety, you definitely want to learn how to think more positively. This is not going to cure these mental illnesses, but it can definitely help reduce some of their side effects. If your anxiety disorder causes severe panic attacks any time you worry about a specific thing, and learn how to think more positively, you might just learn how to cope better and ease those panic attacks a little.
It is also going to help you with general happiness each day, where you are not as affected by some of the negative things that might happen.
Stress Doesn’t Affect You as Much
In addition to helping with anxiety and depression, thinking positively can also help tremendously with your stress levels. Stress can affect just about every are of your life, including your physical and mental stress, home life, work and relationship with co-workers, personal relationships, and so much more. To get a handle on your stress, start to learn how to think more positively.
You Develop Better Coping Skills
Another great benefit to keep in mind is that you learn how to cope better. You can’t prevent anything negative from happening in your life, as that is what makes you human. But you can definitely control how you react to unexpected situations, and learn how to cope a little better.
When are a more positive person, you take these little hiccups as learning experiences. You are able to see the good and bad in any situation, and find at least one positive thing to say about it. This can really help you deal with anything from losing a job or ending a relationship, to a traumatic event.
You Surround Yourself with Positivity
Don’t forget that attitude and moods are contagious. We will talk about this more later in the challenge, but for now, you should know that when you are more positive, others will be as well. It spreads rapidly throughout other people, so you are actually helping everyone in your life to be surrounded by more positivity.