PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Choose City
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Which of the following can be a health benefit of positive thinking?
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Researchers have continued to research the possible health benefits of positive thinking and optimism over a long period of time, and the results are staggering. It has been found to increase lifespan, lower depression levels, decrease cardiovascular risks, provide resistance to certain infections like common cold, lower distress and anxiety, etc.
What can you do to inculcate aspects of positive thinking in your life?
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Some ways to inculcate positivity into your lives would be to identify the areas of change, checking yourself to evaluate daily situations and trying to draw out the positives from them. Being open to humour i.e. laughing and smiling during difficult times, following a healthy lifestyle, exercising at least thrice a week and practicing positive self-talk are immensely helpful ways to inculcate positive thinking and motivation.
What can be a symptom of negative thinking?
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All of the above are some of the possible symptoms of negative thinking. Personalizing is automatically blaming yourself for any negative event. Catastrophizing is anticipating of the worst every time. Filtering is only considering the worst of the day, and forgetting the positives. Polarizing is considering things to be either good or bad; without any middle ground.
Negativity increases pain and distress
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A study conducted among a group of patients suffering from various chronic disorders showed that those who had negative thoughts and engaged in a lot of negative self-talk have experienced greater pain and higher amount of psychological distress.
Negativity hampers cognitive function
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After research had been conducted on a number of subjects, it was concluded that being negative adversely affects the cognitive functioning of the brain and hampers your decision-making abilities.