Optimism is Contagious
Have you ever been around a depressed or pessimistic person? You can literally feel them sucking the energy out of the room and out of you. The best day can be ruined by one negative person! The same applies to positive thinking. If you are a source of positive thought, you are also a source of positive energy to the environment and people that
you interact with. A study was done where hundreds of participants took tests that determined whether they were pessimistic or optimistic. Each person then had their muscle strength measured and recorded.Each pessimistic person was then put into a room with one other optimistic person for several minutes. Upon leaving the room, the muscle strengths were measured again and every optimistic person lost strength while pessimistic people gained strength. Thus positive feelings affect even more than other peoples moods, it can influence even health and vitality.
Positive Thinking and Health
The thing MOST affected by optimism is physical health Logically, the body is controlled by the brain. If the brain thinks positively, that energy will radiate into the body as.well. This sounds like hogwash as first, but countless studies have been done to back it up. In a similar study to the one above, 2,280 men were tested for optimism or pessimism as well as for heart disease in1963. 1,306 of those men were tested again for heart disease in 1986 and the results were staggering. According to the numbers, pessimistic men were 50% more likely to get heart disease than optimistic men.Similar studies have linked positive thinking to pain reduction and life-span.
See More Of The World
A recent University of Toronto study has proven that our thoughts directly affect the way our visual systems filter our perception. Those with positive attitudes had more information coming into their visual cortexes than those with negative attitudes.Pessimistic people literally have tunnel vision! Optimism allows the brain to take in more information and process more of your environment. So open your eyes and see the world like you haven’t seen it before, or
rose-colored glasses if you will.
Positive Thinking and Getting What You Want
A positive attitude is only the first step in truly being able to get whatever you want in life. For a more in-depth guide to attracting your desires, read The Law of Attraction and supplement it with your newfound positivity.
Stay Positive Pobstarians