Positivity is a subject we feel very strongly about at Clean Beauty & Wellness—almost more so than our passion for our pure CBD oil.
Maintaining a positive outlook has transformed and uplifted our relationships with friends and family. We’ve even found it’s given our workouts that little extra boost we need.
Creating a positive mindset has transformed everything for us. In fact, if we had to choose one decision that leads to a happier, healthier life, it would undoubtedly be cultivating a positive mindset.
The 10 Benefits of Positive Thinking
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”~JOHN WOODEN
1. Lower levels of distress and pain
Maintaining a positive mindset allows you to remain optimistic overall and respond more positively when stress arises. A 2000 study looking at older men and women found that those who self-reported higher positivity also reported significantly lower pain levels.
2. Greater resistance to illness
Many studies have found a link between positivity and more favorable health outcomes on many spectrums. One study even saw that increased positivity correlated to lower chances of developing the common cold.
3. Improved mindset and physical well-being.
A positive mindset is a great stepping stone for making healthier life choices. When we feel good, we are even more motivated to care for our bodies and minds.
4. More confident mindset
Positivity is linked to having an optimistic view of the world. This does not mean that you’re blind to life’s difficulties but that you know you can face whatever comes your way.
5. Make better choices
When you see things positively, it becomes easier to make better, more positive choices in your life. Positivity and happiness make it easier to choose a better diet and exercise and better choices around smoking, alcohol, and drugs.
6. Capable of more risk-taking
A positive mindset builds confidence in yourself and the world, allowing you to put yourself out there, take more risks, and trust in the outcome. Even if things don’t work out perfectly, a positive mindset will help you learn and grow from the experience.
7. More assertive
When you see the world through a positive, confident lens, it becomes less scary to speak up, say what is on your mind, and set necessary boundaries.
8. More equipped to meet personal goals and have greater success
Just as the Buddha says, “The mind is everything. What you think is what you become.” If you believe you can succeed in your endeavors, you are more likely to do so. Maintaining a positive outlook allows you to work with the ebbs and flows and avoid getting discouraged when things get tough.
9. Boost your energy
We all know the pull of Netflix and a tub of ice cream when we’re feeling low. On the other hand, positivity inspires action and creativity.
10. Inspire others
Happiness and positivity are contagious. When we spend time with positive people, we often feel more hopeful and inspired. Positivity influences those around us to be more positive.
How to Be More Positive
1. Focus on the good things in your life
Rather than seeing what you don’t have, focus on what you do have. Training your brain to constantly seek out the good things in your life is crucial in creating and fostering a more positive brain.
2. Practice gratitude
Gratitude is the Holy Grail of fostering positivity. The good thing is, that everyone is capable of finding something to be grateful for. It can be as small as a warm bed to wake up in, a delicious cup of coffee in the morning, or a hug from a loved one.
3. Laugh, Love
It’s truly magical what laughing and loving can do for your mindset. Find reasons to laugh often and notice your brain and body feel lighter. Give love and kindness freely and see how they come back to you.
4. Be around positive people
Who you spend your time with massively impacts your thoughts, actions, and beliefs. When we spend time around positive people, it becomes almost impossible not to start seeing the world through a more optimistic lens.
5. Compliment at least one person every day
Making others feel good is one of the best ways to develop a more positive attitude. It feels incredible to make someone else feel good, and it also helps train your brain to see the good in others, the world, and yourself!
6. Don’t take yourself too seriously
Life is far too short to take yourself too seriously. Learning to laugh at yourself and your mistakes, and to give yourself a break is crucial to a more positive mindset.
A Dash of Positivity is a Powerful Medicine
In a world with countless self-help books on transforming your life into a happier, healthier one, we hope you can see just how simple it is to add a little dash of positivity and watch how far this can go. With one dash of pure CBD oil and one dash positive thinking, you can acheive happiness.