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Best 7 Proven Benefits of Thinking Positive

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I have always been a positive thinker. I am unsure why as like a lot of people I have gone through my fair share of traumatic events. I just keep bouncing back.

But I can understand how it could be hard for others to do so.

I believe it is a mindset and/or habit but between thinking positive and negative.

The thinking positive movement has endured its fair share of criticism, especially from those who believe it is too hard and those (mostly media) that feed and encourage negative emotions. Yet there is so much research proving how beneficial thinking positively is to our health and life in general. Here are 7 of the best-proven benefits of thinking positive.

7 proven benefits of thinking positive

#1 Stronger Personal Relationships

People who are happier have deeper ties with their family and friends. “Close relationships are essential to our happiness and well-being”. Thinking Positive also has a number of benefits in the workplace and can help to increase productivity and return on investment, as well as increasing employee satisfaction levels. Companies such as Google place a massive emphasis on employee happiness. Even in Australia larger companies are holding multiple employee surveys around their employee happiness and satisfaction.

#2 Wider Environment

Having a positive outlook actually rubs off on others with who you come into contact. In other words, it's contagious. Those who spend time with happy people are more likely to be happier in the future as opposed to spending time with those of a negative orientation. A study by researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego documents how happiness spreads through social networks.

They found that when a person becomes happy, a friend living close by has a 25 percent higher chance of becoming happy themselves. A spouse experiences an 8 percent increased chance and for next-door neighbors, it's 34 percent.

#3 Happier in General

People involved in positive psychology are less likely to have depression or mental illness. While having a positive mindset does not stop bad things from happening, it helps to get over them. People stuck in negative thought patterns let negative events haunt them for years.

#4 Healthier When Positive

People who engage in positive psychology practices tend to have lower blood pressure. They have lower stress levels and people who are optimistic about their circumstances are more likely to recover from illness such as cancer at a faster rate. Studies have shown a direct link between positive psychology and the immune system.

#5 More Successful When Positive

While success does make people happier, having positive psychology is also a factor in attaining success. It is not really possible, or at least much more difficult, to be extremely successful while having a negative outlook on life.

#6 Snowball Effect

Those who engage in positive thinking are more likely to be happier in the future. Happy thoughts lead to more happy thoughts as the momentum takes off. Those who fail to correct their behavior will continue to engage in self-destruction patterns.

#7 Confidence and Vitality

People who engage in positive thinking have more self-esteem and are more confident in their day-to-day activities. They also have more energy ad exuberance. This makes sense, as they will be more optimistic about the future and they also care more about what they do at the moment. People of a negative mindset are more likely to look at their jobs as a means to an end and see life in general as pointless.


Looking at all these benefits, it is no wonder many people choose to think positively. I know it isn't easy and at times can be near impossible, but there are life tools/ methods to help you get there. I have Positive Affirmation Cards and Affirmation Colouring that you can download. We also have my FREE Happy Journal and Self-Love Journal available to download here. There are many people out there that can help. You have nothing to lose, just try and I am sure you will be better off for it!

Have fun in your self-healing journey!

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