The key to a healthy and happy life lies in staying positive. Spreading positivity, happiness and cheer all around oneself keep the body fit and the mind, tension-free. Our day-to-day lives are very hectic, and we often feel weighed-down by life’s pressures and demands- deadlines to meet, family gatherings to attend, staying in touch with friends, and at the same time, finding time for your own self- this involves a lot of work and can be very tiring. But as we may have experienced, a positive atmosphere along with a good and hearty laugh does wonders and leaves one feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Therefore, it is needless to say that staying positive and optimistic in our attitude and thoughts is extremely important in order to lead a stress-free life. Here’s presenting some benefits of positive attitude and positive thinking.
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Helps you live longer and together
Anyone who leads a hassle and tension-free life, has a good immune system, making her or him resilient to many diseases, and most importantly, is happy and content with life, will have a long life! Optimism, health, and longevity have a positive correlation with one another, as “a person who desires to live longer can do so by having a positive outlook on life and the world around them. Optimism on an individual basis has the ability to improve longevity in life and in the workplace.”
Brings Inner Peace and a Sense of Fulfillment
Everyone has their own definition of “happiness” and what it means to be “truly happy”. For some, it may be sharing close bonds with friends and family, for some it may mean being at the top position in their field, while for some others, it may be a sense of security and attachment with the ultimate power, commonly referred to as God.
Dwelling in an environment which is nurturing and peace-giving, happy and optimistic, gives one the feeling of security and acceptance. Such people are then able to attain inner-peace and are content with life. They experience a sense of fulfillment and lead, what they believe, and a serene life.
Improves Self-Esteem and Confidence
People who keep themselves as well as others around them, happy and cheerful, tend to have a higher self-esteem and are more confident. Self-esteem is the value judgment that an individual holds about herself or himself. Confidence refers to the extent to which an individual feels comfortable in their own skin and can “be themselves” in social settings. This appraisal, in turn, further boosts confidence and thus, self-esteem.
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Optimism boosts Immunity
Positive thoughts keep one stress-free and hence, healthy. A major improvement can be seen in individuals who are ill if they maintain a positive outlook to treatment and believe that they can better with medication. Happy thoughts and a relaxed mind lead to the release of stress-relieving hormones, and also strengthen the body’s immune system, thus ensuring that individuals fall ill less often.
Positivity Improves Health
“Health” has many connotations. It refers to a person’s well-being on the physical, emotional, mental as well as the social front. A healthy person is one who is able to meet life’s challenges while knowing that she/he has a strong social and familial support system. This enables the individual to be peaceful, emotionally and mentally.
Happiness is a Stress-Buster
The concept of stress is dealt with in the field of Psychology, where it is defined as “a feeling of strain or pressure”. While an optimum level of stress is good or rather, necessary to improve performance, taking too much stress hampers one’s productivity and quality of work. It is very important to reduce which are nothing but events or stimuli in the environment that cause stress.
One way to do this is, of course, by staying happy and cheerful. It has been found that people who stay optimistic in the face of stress cope better with such situations than those who remain pessimistic. Optimistic individuals seek to find ways to get past the stressful situation, while pessimistic individuals may simply give up and believe that nothing can be done to change the situation that they are in.
Happy Thoughts keep us Energized
The feeling of “Yes I can do this!” is a huge energy booster and a determinant of the overall success. When one is happy, one is more pumped up to work and more importantly, make things work. One also looks forward to meeting their deadlines and making sure they leave no stone unturned to attain success.
Optimism Increases Motivation
When one stays happy and optimistic, one is motivated to work harder. If we see happy people around us, we ourselves remain motivated and also motivate our friends to work. As a result, the team works more efficiently on the whole. A positive surrounding makes us believe in the very famous quote- “Nothing is impossible. Because the word impossible itself says ‘I M Possible’”.
Improved Job Performance
It has been found that optimism and overall job performance of an individual show a positive correlation. This means that as the levels of optimism increase, the performance is also seen to increase. A positive attitude towards one’s work and one’s colleagues, one is much more likely to enjoy their work as well as enjoy working with their team. This, in turn, ensures that interpersonal relationships improve, and a positive work environment prevails
Positivity Improves Success Rate
Staying focused, staying optimistic, and believing in oneself and in one’s work, along with giving in one’s 110% to the job is what counts even more than the actual job itself. If a person believes that no matter how hard they try, they just cannot complete the task at hand, they will never be able to succeed despite having the potentiality to do so.