Thursday, September 9


“You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” - Ralph Marston

It takes just s much energy to be negative – maybe more – as it does to be positive and it may improve your health. The Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study on the impact of having positive thoughts go through your head. Their conclusions included an increased life span, lower rates of depression, greater resistance to the common cold, reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease and better coping skills during hardship. In general, they found that people with a positive attitude took better care of themselves physically and avoided things that are harmful to the body. Their recommendation is also to take notice of the “self talk” – that ongoing stream of thoughts that run through your head. Make a conscious choice to replace negative thoughts in this stream with positive, optimistic thoughts. Positive thinking will create more positive thoughts, less stress and an overall happier, healthier life.

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