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Ralph Waldo Emerson stated “A man is what he thinks all day long.” This phrase simply means we become what we think. The words that we speak, the actions we show in our day to day lives is the result of our very own thoughts. So it is very important to train our minds to think positive. Positive thinking is the optimistic state of mind that searches for favourable outcomes in all situations and helps us see the brighter side of life. Positive thinking can also be understood as the approach to life’s less pleasant situations in a positive way.
Benefits of Positive Thinking
Enhances Brain Power
In 2018, researchers at Stanford University inspected how a positive attitude toward math might improve academic success in young learners. They found a shocking connection between positive attitude and increased usage of areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Thus, positive thinking may encourage greater usage of these brain regions, benefiting our ability to retain information.
A separate study published in 2016 found that cancer survivors who focused on personal strengths and values in anxiety-provoking situations, had a lower likelihood of cognitive impairment in addition to greater happiness. The study also found an association between being optimistic and overall better health in cancer survivors.
Positive thinking helps in reducing stress. The article by Mayo clinic clearly explains how negative attitude can lead to increased stress levels and how positive thinking helps in effective stress management. It also proves that when we think more positively, our perceptions of stress are less threatening, and thus our minds allow us to use healthier strategies for coping with our problems.
Stronger Immune System
Some researchers found out the association between positive thinking and enhanced immune function. It is said that those who approached stressful situations with optimism and a sense of humor were shown to have a stronger immune system than those who didn’t.
Success and Happiness
Positive thinking and happiness have a direct connection. To live a happier life, it's important to learn how to accentuate the positive. A research proposed that the individuals who are happy, confident and optimistic tend to be successful in multiple life domains. So therefore it was proven, not only can success lead to feelings of happiness but the reverse may be true as well.
Likewise,there are many other benefits of Positive thinking. It helps you to be more Determined and focused on your goals. Once you start thinking positive you are Encouraged by your own thoughts and moreover it makes you Emotionally and Mentally Strong and it also keeps you Motivated.