~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Let's turn that around......
Take a moment to think about the things you enjoy, the things that make you laugh, the things that make you smile.... just smile. Thank about any time, any where, from your past or what you plan for the future. Say something about what you are thinking --out loud or to yourself.....
You have done more to improve your health then you realize, just by thinking in a positive way. According to an article on the Mayo Clinic Website: Through engaging in positive thinking and most importantly positive self talk you have:
- Increased life span
- Lower rates of depression
- Lower levels of distress
- Greater resistance to the common cold
- Better psychological and physical well-being
- Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
Spend your time thinking about the positive, believe it or not whatever your story, history or past, you have it better then someone else out there in this world. Do yourself a favor:
Appreciate every day
Find one positive idea, thought or event to think about it every day
OH and smile more.
Mayo Clinic article on Positive Thinking and Health