The Power of Positive Thinking
The phrase, “The power of positive thinking” is all the rage in the wellness world, and for good reason. In an article by John Hopkins Medicine, a number of research studies showcase how there is a strong correlation between “positivity” and health/life satisfaction. Positive thinking is shown to help boost our immune systems, speed recovery from injury/illness, combat depression and anxiety, decrease our likelihood of developing certain diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease), cope with challenges, better our social lives, and so much more. However, it can be extremely challenging to understand how to actually change our thinking from negative to positive in order to achieve all of these incredible benefits. It seems like there are plenty of trite phrases out there encouraging us to, “just stay positive” or “look on the bright side of life” without giving us real direction on how to do that. In this blog, we will put positive thinking into perspective and look to understand it better so that we can enact real and lasting positive change.