5 Real Benefits of Positive Thinking

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26 May 5 Real Benefits of Positive Thinking

5 Real Benefits of Positive Thinking

By Meaghan Archer

There are times in life when it doesn’t seem as if positive thinking is going to get us anywhere, and that we’re going to be stuck in a rut for forever. However, positive thinking does have its benefits, even if we don’t see them immediately.

  • Cope with Stress

    By Meaghan Archer

    Positive thinkers have an easier time coping with stress because their thoughts don’t spin them into a dark hole. When you’re thinking positively, it’s easier to find a solution to the problem and to manage situations so that you eliminate the stressor.

  • Be More Resilient

    By Meaghan Archer

    When you’re thinking positively, it’s harder for things to get you down. Instead of dwelling on a problem or a negative comment someone said about you, you are able to pick yourself up right away and [brush the dust off](http://psychology.about.com/od/PositivePsychology/a/benefits-of-positive-thinking.htm) your shoulder.

  • Healthy Heart

    By Meaghan Archer

    A [study conducted at Harvard University](http://inspiyr.com/be-happy-benefits-of-positive-thinking/) found that positive thinking is good for the heart, as well as the mind. People who had more positive thoughts were less likely to have heart problems than those who kept a negative mindset.

  • Improves Self-Care

    By Meaghan Archer

    Positive thinkers are able to recognize when they need to take some time for a little personal TLC. [Studies show](http://inspiyr.com/be-happy-benefits-of-positive-thinking/) that people who think positively are more likely to take better care of themselves by eating well, exercising and taking time to relax. Once you take that time for yourself, you can’t help but keep the positive thoughts flowing.

  • Attracts Good Vibes

    By Meaghan Archer

    People who give off good vibes attract other people and things that are positive. If your head is full of great thoughts, you will attract like-minded people, find yourself in positive situations and notice that good things are happening in your life.



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