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Being Positive Is Healing For Your Health

Being Positive Is Healing For Your Health

Rewiring our self talk, the internal dialogue we have with ourselves a thousand times a day. It’s influenced by and centered in our subconscious minds, and it reveals your thoughts, beliefs, ideas and all our questions we ask ourselves.

Both negative and positive. It can be encouraging, but it can also be quite distressing. Yes we can be our own worst critiques as the saying goes. We can also be our own best cheerleaders. Much of your self-talk depends on our personality,and part of it also depends on how we grew up and what influenced us. This can be anything from cultural to even what we hear on tv.  If you’re an optimist, your self-talk may be more hopeful and positive. The opposite is generally true if you tend to be a pessimist.

If you are already an optimist than you may have noticed that your positive outlook on life has provided you with some health benefits.

If your self talk is more on the negative side you will want to  emphasize more positive self-talk into your life.  By rewiring your negative self talk to positive you will learn to shift that inner dialogue. It can be of great health benefit to you in the short and long term . As we will be exploring some of the awesome health benefits.

Eliminating Self-Sabotage

Why Is It Good For You And Worth Doing?

Positive self-talk can enhance general well-being. Did you know research shows that positive self-talk can help athletes with performance. It may help them with endurance or to power through a set of heavy weights. Long distance marathons runners have used positive self talk to push through that brick wall and allows them to motivate through to the finish line.

Some of the other benefits of positive self-talk and a more overall optimistic outlook include:

  • increased vitality
  • a greater life satisfaction
  • greatly improved immune function
  • reduced pain
  • better cardiovascular health
  • better physical well-being
  • reduced risk for death
  • less stress and distress

While it is not totally clear why optimists and individuals with more positive self-talk experience these benefits. There have been a ton of recent research studies that suggests people with positive self-talk may have mental skills that allow them to solve problems, and basically think differently, and be more efficient at coping with hardships or challenges. They have learned to rewire their thoughts and create productive neurons to their benefit. Thus reducing the harmful effects of stress and anxiety. The exciting part is that again research is showing that this rewiring of the subconscious can be learned, so anybody can benefit and improve one’s health simply by thinking differently.

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So How Does It Work?

First you must identify your negative thinking or self talk. This will generally fall into one of four categories:

  • Personalizing. You blame yourself for everything. ( I just can’t seem to do anything right)
  • Magnifying. Your main focus becomes all the negative aspects of a situation, ignoring any and all of the positive no matter how big or small.( I have no money doesn’t matter how hard I work it is never enough. Totally ignoring anything positive from having a job ie: a roof over your head or bills paid)
  • Catastrophizing. You expect the worst, and you rarely let logic or reason persuade you otherwise.
  • Polarizing. You see the world in black and white, or good and bad. There’s nothing in between and no middle ground for processing and categorizing life events. Absolutely no gray area whatsoever.

When you begin to recognize your types of negative thinking, you can work to turn them into positive thinking. This task requires practice and time and doesn’t develop overnight. The good news is that is can be done. One study in  2012  shows even small children can learn to correct their negative self-talk.

Examples : Good and Bad

Here are just a few examples of our negative self talk and how you can turn them around into positive self-talk.  Recognizing some of your own negative self-talk in these examples can help you develop skills to flip the thought when it occurs. This does take practice but remember your health will thank you in the long run.

Negative: If I change my mind and not go I will just disappoint everyone.

Positive: I have the power to change my mind. Others will understand and even if they don’t I know it is alright.

Negative: I failed and now I have embarrassed myself.

Positive: I’m so proud of myself for trying. I have courage because I tried.

Negative: I’m fat and out of shape. I might as well not even bother.

Positive: I am capable and strong, and I am healthier for me.

Negative: I let everyone on my team down because I didn’t score, I am just a loser.

Positive: Sports are a team event. We win and lose together.

Negative: I’ve never done this before and I just know I will be bad at it.

Positive: This is such a wonderful opportunity for me to learn from others and grow.

Negative: There’s just no way this will work.

Positive: I can and will give it my all to make it work.

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Some Tips That Have Been Proven To Work

Positive self-talk does take practice especially if it’s not your natural instinct. If you’re generally more negative you can learn to shift and rewire your subconscious inner dialogue to be more positive and overall happier and healthier.

We have to keep in mind that forming new habits takes time and effort. Over time, your thoughts can shift. Positive self-talk can become your norm. These tips can help:

  • Identify negative self-talk traps. Certain scenarios may increase your self-doubt and lead to more negative self-talk. Work events, for example, may be particularly hard. Pinpointing when you experience the most negative self-talk can help you anticipate and prepare.
  • Check in with your feelings. Stop during events or bad days and evaluate your self-talk. Is it becoming negative? How can you turn it around?
  • Laugh. Laughter can help relieve stress and tension. When you need a boost for positive self-talk, find ways to laugh, such as watching funny comedies.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. Whether or not you notice it, you can absorb the outlook and emotions of people around you. This includes negative and positive, so choose positive people when you can.
  •  Positive Affirmations. Sometimes, seeing positive words or inspiring images can be enough to redirect your thoughts. Post small reminders in your office, in your home, and anywhere you spend a significant amount of time.

Positive self-talk and learning to rewire your thoughts on a daily basis can help you improve your outlook on life. It can also have lasting positive health benefits, including a better quality of life. Something that we all want. However, self-talk is a habit made over a lifetime.So keep at it and reap the health benefits of positive self talk without drugs.

 

Cathy Cavarzan

14 Comments

  1. I feel great reading this article on being positive is healing for health 

    I must say there is power in been positive to yourself even if you don’t have the power to change things around but you believe anything is possible and this can goes a long way by giving you all the inspiration ,courage, motivation to do something that no one  think it impossible for you to do

    • I could not agree more. Even on the days when you are not feeling well if you can just manage to smile you feel better.

  2. HI Cathy, I cannot tell you how much I agree with what you have written here.  You see I am two years into a seachange after 25 odd years working in toxic environments in banking and government.  I did not realise how much those environments festered negative emotions and self talk leading to self forfilling prophecies.  I was fired from one job and didn’t realise it was this till way after…

    When we moved, we opened some fitness studios and everything seemed ok.  It was not until we did some business coaching that the coach said to me “Hey Paul, how long do you give yourself till your businesses fail?”  I was shocked and angry and told him off…  It wasn’t until he had his assistant read back to me everything I had said in the past 2 hours (I did not notice she was there) that I nearly fell of my seat…  So much negative self talk that he said that if I stay on that path then it will come to fruition.

    The biggest thing he told me was to do what I can from a postiive light – rethink every sentence I have and ask if it is positive..  It drove me mad for a while but after a while it became habit.  My wife comments everyday how different I am now and she will chip me if negative talk reappears.

    I have read your post a few times now and a lot of what you have there is how I am trying to change my apporach.  It does take a while…  but worth it in the end.  I talso helps to have someone accountable on your side.

    Thanks so much again

    Paul

    • Oh that makes me so happy that you read my article and provided your own experiences. That is exactly what this whole website is about! It is the power of what we tell ourselves every day,like you most of us are not even aware of it until someone points it out. I am so glad you had that Aha moment- rewiring your thoughts truely is life changing for your whole health. Keep smiling…it is and you are well deserved!;)

  3. I really love this post about self talks and staying positive to produce more better vibes within and outside. Great examples about the positive and the negative self talks. It gets better when these are inscribed into ones life and effectively. I’m more than lucky to be on your site. Gonna bookmark and check back for more of this inspiring post. Keep up the good works. 

    • Thank you so much for the kind words. It always feels good knowing that what I am writing is well received. Thank you also for bookmarking the site as I will be coming out with more positive and healthy articles in the future.

  4. Thank you for this very interesting article. I never knew that how you talk to your self can have such a profound effect on your life. I know I’m more of a pessimist. I am going to follow everything that you talked about in this article and change my outlook on things and I am going to talk more positive to myself thank you. keep up the good work 

    • I am so glad that you have found this helpful and beneficial to you. Yes it really does have a profound impact on how our lives are lived.

  5. I think I just found a blog to tune-in to. I was looking for a blog like this, something that will be a source of inspiration and boost, and this post of yours, this blog of yours, I love being here reading your posts. Thanks for these very encouraging article about self talk.

    I’d like to ask, why is it there’s no mention about backing up self talk with boosting music? I ask this because, I find the strategy effective. Like for example, to achieve something in my online business, I play on the background music that were popularized during my winning days in high school. In that way, I got reminded of my victories and inspires me to win again. 

    What do you think about this suggestion?

    • Absolutely music is awesome source when it comes to helping rewire those pesky neurons of negativity. I will be writing a few more articles specifically with using music and affirmations in the future. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.

  6. Hi Cathy

    I have read whole article about positivity.Really being positive is healing for our health I totally agree with you.By reading your article I have learned that positive thinking is very important for healthy living.For a better and happier life we have to must ignore our negative thought and always be positive.I am going share it with my friends and relatives so that they can take the benefits from this article.Thanks a lot for sharing this.

    • I am so glad that you found my article worthy of sharing with your family and friends,thank you. We all want healthy bodies and healthy minds what better way to health than through positivity and smiling.

  7. Hi Cathy. Thank you very much for this great post. I really enjoyed reading it. And there is really a very positive effect being positive.

    Both extremes are incorrect. A person can harm itself greatly being negative. And being irrationally positive can also be a problem. But moving around in the right balance is refreshing.

    I’m grateful for the examples you have mentioned. I also have an example. For me, being positive is a kid going to school and he has an exam. He studied everything that will be evaluated. And as he walks to school, he is calm and positive. There may be friends that studied a lot and are negative. There may be other friends that haven’t even read what will be evaluated and are positive. But our boy did his part and has a rational positive attitude.

    • Love your example and thank you for sharing that. Calm is a good thing for sure.Yes being extremely positive can be harmful because in most cases that is not true positive self talk but is forced and not real. You must have the emotions for the true actions of positivity to be affective

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