Do you have a strong, positive state of mind? Are you able to stay positive in the face of what often seems like an overwhelming negative barrage of life’s stresses? It’s not easy, is it? Cultivating and building a strong, positive state of mind helps us in so many ways, especially when it comes to aging well and keeping our brains healthy and happy. In other words, positive thinking is one key to brain health!
What is a Brain Healthy Positivity Offense?
I have what I call my “positivity offensive.” I started this offensive in the past few weeks, and I consider it a much-needed antidote to all of the doom and
gloom that comes my way.
Positive thinking for brain health is also important because handling STRESS is one of the three BIGGIES that helps us feel and look our best. You can then continue to optimize your brain health.
In my opinion, wallowing in pain and suffering is not a solution. Stress is a form of pain and suffering, and if, for instance, you are taking in too much media information and feel yourself affected by it, taking in MORE of it will not help.
In fact, it’s exactly the wrong solution. The cure cannot be found by continuing the behavior that created the pain in the first place. Think about any addictive behavior
and what people are told when they go to support groups: become aware, change the behavior and practice these new behaviors every day.
Creating Positive Thinking for Brain Health
The right solution, then, is to focus on the positive, and to cultivate the kind of positive mentality that works for you so that you feel less stressed.
I’m not talking about pretending or ignoring what’s going on. That’s also a VERY stressful approach. I’m talking about realizing what’s within your realm of control or influence.
Take positive actions with those, and let the rest go!
Here’s what I am doing right now, and suggesting you do as well, to make your life the best it can be.
- I am focusing on both my short- and long-term life goals.
- I’m making efforts to always focus on the positives.
- I am spending time with positive people, and I am avoiding
negative people. This is so important to do. Can’t find
positive people? Be one, and I guarantee you others will
flock to you.
- I have stopped focusing on negative news.
- I’m reading more, and reading material that enriches my
By taking these steps, you can create a stress barrier between yourself and an often negative world intent on bringing down even the strongest-willed among us.
Whatever you do, please don’t let the negativity out there get to you.
Positive thinking brain health is the way to go!
Get positive, get focused — and get out there and make a positive difference in the world.
I’m sure you have your own wisdom about how to handle stress in your life. Listen up because your own wisdom is speaking volumes!
Practice positivity and create your own positivity offensive. Customize it and make it fun. Being overly serious about stress is STRESSFUL, so a positivity offensive with a flare that is uniquely your own is calling to you! Answer the call.
If you feel stuck and need additional support to adopt a new healthy habit or routine, consider working with me. We can partner up in setting goals, drawing on your skills and strengths, and implementing strategies to help you find your way to lasting healthy success.
For over 15 years, Shelli has been a freelance writer and wellness coach on Joyinmovement. She writes about brain fitness, creating a healthy lifestyle, traveling the world, and making positive habits stick. Stop procrastinating! Take action, join her free newsletter.
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