Why work at being optimistic?
May 12, 2019 10:02am CST
Why should we work at being optimistic? Are there benefits to optimism? Proverbs 17:22 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition) "A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22 (Contemporary English Version) "If you are cheerful, you feel good; if you are sad, you hurt all over." I seems that those that are optimistic and maintain a positive outlook have better health and are more successful in life. What helps you maintain your optimism? Here are 3 good suggestions: 1) Think that you can rather than that you can't. 2) At the end of the day reflect on the good things that happened. 3) Try to have a couple of friends that maintain a positive attitude in life.
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That is excellent advice on maintaining a positive life. I especially like the last one. People who are always negative and complaining can really bring you down. Your attitude is something you can control. You may not always be able to control what happens to you, but you can control your reaction to it...
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As someone explained it to me . . . if negativeness (stress, sadness, etc) can literally make someone physically sick, then couldn't positiveness do just the opposite? I do think there's something to that. For human spirit to be uplifted can be powerful . . . the difference in being able to move forward or not.
Great points. Yes that's true... A positive approach towards life keeps us healthy indeed. I always keep in mind that GOD is there, and HE can restore anything I've lost and this way I feel very positive and good. So I try spending most of my time with HIM, that's an Investment
Overall, I would agree with your ideas about having a positive outlook on life. I would say that trusting that the outcome of our faith will be good is a sign of our being positive or loving of God. When we do not trust God, we are not loving him, and that also means that we are being negative towards him then too. It works much the same with ourselves. Having faith in our self, is a type of self-confidence in our self, and this can only help us to lead a more positive life too. Even a sheep's cup can be running over with positiveness! Photo Credit: The photo used here was freely sourced from the free media site: pexels.com
We can do many things to stay positive.. Reflecting at our Creator and what he has done for us - I like to study the amazing things that he has done - just wrote about a couple of things in the nature - and wonderful things he has planned for us humans - I love to talk to others about the good news we find in the Bible..