A study from the Journal Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that thinking positive actually helps us make better decisions. In the study 55% of coronary heart patients who practiced positive thoughts actually persisted to adhere to their exercise regiments to get more exercise more often.
The findings are based on a sample of 756 participants. Every patient involved had either high blood pressure or coronary heart disease.
Executive director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Mary Charlson explains:
"This simple approach gives patients the tools that help them fulfill their promise to themselves that they will do what's needed for their health"
"Positive affect made a real difference -- patients are better able to follow through on behaviors to improve their health"
So if you are not in a good mood be weary of the decisions you make.