Think Positive, Choose Better!

    January 27, 2012
    Shawn Hess
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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.

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    one of my friend always say that I got it , positive thinking. at first, I didn’t feel that it’s so important what I’ve got. but since I’ve been working harder. yes, it helps me a lot.

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    Nice article, Shawn. Yes, positive psychology has proven that we can use more of our brains when we keep them positive. In fact, a brain that is kept positive produces new neural pathways faster as well. If we keep our minds positive long enough, we can change the chemistry of our bodies too, which in turn get addicted to the positive chemicals that are being produced by the positive brain. I’ve written an article about how our bodies become addicted to positive thoughts, which can be found at: Nice article, Melanie. Yes, research has shown that consistently keeping a positive mindset actually changes your brain on a physical level. In fact, the study of positive psychology has shown that people who think positively have a greater ability to use their brains. Also, using our emotional intelligence more and more builds those neural pathways between our rational brain and our emotion brain, which helps us handle our emotions more effectively. The good news about this is that all of these brain changes are also changing our body chemistry to becoming more positive as well. Since I’m running out of room here, I talk more about how our bodies become physically addicted to our positive thoughts at: effective-positive-thinking.com.