Why practising positivity is good for your health
It takes a certain amount of positivity to start something new, doesn't it?
I mean, you don't begin a new project by thinking "this is rubbish, the worst idea ever". Do you?
You think: "this is great. This is exiting and I am great for thinking of it".
And we know that us multi-passionates like starting new projects. We are not often short of a new idea or two;-)
Does that mean multi-passionates are positive people?
In my opinion based on the MP's I know, I think the answer has to be yes. For the most part.
The Myth about Positivity...
"You're either a positive person or you're not."
"I can't help it, it's just the way I am"
Why practicing positivity is good for your health
While it's true our biology has a lot to do with the way we view the world (about 50%), the remaining 50% is 100% in your control and what you choose to do and focus on.
In his book "Finding your Element" Ken Robinson writes:
"Dwelling on negative feelings can damage your physical and spiritual well-being."
"The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 depression will be the second leading cause in death in the world, affecting 30% of all adults."
There are many more predictions/studies/books and other proofs that focusing on the positive has a much better effect on your health, life and work than dwelling on the negative has, but these 2 examples are enough to get my point across.
"Connecting with positive emotions has the opposite effect of improving your physical health and spiritual well-being"
You have to practice mindfulness and positivity. Practice it.
It's a choice you have to make, much like what you are going to have for dinner tonight.
You and I can decide NOT to be part of the 30% that is predicted will die of depression in the future by CHOOSING to focus on the positive emotions we have.
This is a very harsh way of putting it but I do this to prove a point.
We have to practice being positive.
Is it difficult to stay positive when life hands us a shit sandwich?
Like for the parents of a little girl I know of 3 years old, who have just been diagnosed with the big C?
Hell YES! It is. Omg. It is.
But that still doesn't change the proven facts of positive thinking.
In fact, you could almost say it's especially when you find yourself in a difficult situation, that thinking positive is important and beneficial.
I know there are cynics who will say that being positive isn't the solution to all problems.
No, it isn't, but I'm sure you'll agree that it's more fun to hang around a positive person than a negative person.
And there's only one thing that's better than hanging around a positive person: it's being one yourself.