Scientific studies claim that every thought releases chemical. These chemicals directly affect our emotions and bodies. Hence the power of positive thinking is more than meets the eye. The much ado about positive thinking only reinforces the importance of optimistic attitude in an individual’s life. The benefits of a positive attitude are many for those who practice it would say.
Let’s look at a few of them:
1. Gives A Sense of Hopefulness
When we think positively there are chemicals like endorphin, oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin that are released. These chemicals otherwise called as happy chemicals are responsible for our ‘feel good’ emotions and enable us to have an optimistic outlook. When you are able to see the brighter side of life your emotions are more relaxed and as a result you tend to focus better. You have a better perspective of yourself which makes you believe in yourself and gives you self-confidence to face the world.
2. Gives A Sense of Responsibility
A person with a positive attitude has a better perspective of life. He or she understands that it is important to take responsibility for one’s actions. A strong sense of responsibility always evokes positive and constructive actions. Being responsible is a trait that highly effective people possess. This is a very important trait that needs to be developed if you aspire for long term success in any area of your life.
3. Challenge Becomes Opportunity
A calm mind is one of the outcomes of positive thinking. A calm mind is an imperative in trying times. It always helps an individual take more balanced view of the situation. Approaching a situation or a problem with a positive approach enables you to see the silver lining in the cloud.
Does this mean that a person with positive perspective is blissfully ignorant of all the practical challenges life has in the offering? Not at all. Then what makes a positive person. A person with a positive thought process is one who embraces the challenges, looks it in the eye, works his or her way through the situation and emerges stronger than before. Meeting the storm in the eye with a smile requires strength and resilience. Positivity breeds strength both physically and mentally.
4. Makes Positive of Body
When an individual is stressed out the body releases toxic chemicals such as cortisol and adrenalin. This can be harmful to all the vital organs in the body. On the other hand, positive thinking produces health giving chemicals in the body, thus improving the functioning of the organs in the body.
An optimistic person takes cares of his or her self. They are more regular in the exercise, follow healthy food habits. A positive minded person always strives to keep your mind and body healthy.
5. Help Us Build Healthy Relationships
A successful person would focus always on building healthy relationships. Relationships are vital to successful living. Human beings and the society cannot thrive without positive relationships. Hence a positive minded individual will be able to accept and get along with wide range of people. This is also a leadership quality that highly successful persons display.
6. Enables in Making Well Thought of Decisions
A positive thinker is never impulsive. They always wait to get clarity of a particular situation. Being positive and calm always enable you to see both sides of the coin. Unlike the negative minded person who is impulsive and makes rash decisions, the optimist saves himself or herself from a lot of trouble. The ability to understand a situation without any bias and then take constructive workable decision is a quality of positive thinkers.
7. Creates A Healthy Future
The world today is in a mad rush to make a space for itself. Most of the time people mercilessly move on not knowing that they trudge on one other. In the midst of such competitions with others and one’s own self, only a positive attitude can keep an individual live a balanced life.
It is good to advance and improve as individuals and as society on the whole- advancement not only in technology and science but also in positive thinking. Only those with this kind of constructive thinking can become better individuals who can appreciate and acknowledge the positive things in others as well.