A POSITIVE FRAME OF MIND: THE KEY TO TACKLING HEALTH PROBLEMS

Anyone that has been involved in a major accident or has had a severe illness will know the impact of spending time in hospital and its effects on your well-being. Not just, of course, in the physical sense, but in your mental well-being. The frame of mind of a person doing a spell in hospital can have a bigger impact than you realize. In fact, there are many benefits that a positive frame of mind can have on your stay in hospital or if you’re suffering from a chronic health condition.


Positive Thinking Is Good For Your Health


Being a glass half full sort of person has been shown to have an impact, not just on your outlook, but your heart health. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that people with a family history of heart disease that had a positive outlook on life were a third less likely to have a cardiovascular event within 5 to 25 years in comparison to those with a negative outlook. But while the correlation between thinking positively and preventing a heart attack is incredibly vague, the reason for it is more likely to be the next point.

It Reduces Stress

The effects of stress on your overall health have been well documented. The cliché that someone who is stressed is more likely to get ill is true. If you feel stressed, this has a big impact on your immune system. It has been shown that increasing your positive frame of mind by taking part in practices like mindfulness and meditation have been shown to have an impact on your body by reducing blood pressure and improves your heart rate and breathing, which in turn, will lessen inflammatory issues.


It Develops Resilience

We all know that negative person with that miserable outlook on life, and they are always the first person to give in when it comes to everyday problems. When you are in hospital awaiting an operation, it can be a very unpleasant time for everyone, not just yourself. And if the unthinkable should happen, and the whole experience turns sour. And the unfortunate avenue of medical negligence claims or legal action needs to be pursued, the process of resilience in having a positive frame of mind, while doesn’t solve the immediate problems, can help as a coping mechanism. A lack of resilience can deplete our mental stores, and by building up this well of resilience, it leaves us able to cope with more of life's problems.

The Power Of Fooling Your Brain Into Being Happy

Here's a fact, your brain is unable to tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. The reason a lot of motivational speakers and high-powered business people talk about the process of faking it ‘til you make it is because of this very reason. If you develop things like positive mantras, or even smiling to yourself in the mirror, it will have a bigger impact on your overall state of mind than you realize.

For anyone of us who has to endure a difficult time, like being in hospital, these little nuggets of information on maintaining a positive frame of mind will improve your stay in hospital, but it will also benefit your life.

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