Although it hasn’t been scientifically proved, lots of people believe that it is actually possible to think yourself well using positive thinking.
Despite the lack of evidence to back this statement up however, there may be some truth to it.
You see, when you are thinking positively, you are usually happy and content with your life how it is. You have less trouble sleeping, and are probably in a space where you are free to express yourself, and have a high sense of wellbeing and consciousness regarding your health. This will lead to you noticing what your body is doing quicker.
If however, you are thinking negatively you are probably under lots of stress, your health is probably one of the last things that you are thinking about, and you may not be getting the correct amount of sleep nor nutrients that you need.
Thinking positively or negatively by itself is not going to make you the healthiest or unhealthiest person alive. But to some extent changing your thinking and focusing on what your body needs can, particularly if you can recognise the patterns.
This leads on quite well from last week’s blog post regarding self-care. If you want to be healthy, to an extent, you have to choose to be. Of course, this doesn’t include things like depression and other long-term illnesses, but if you are feeling negative and run down then a change of diet or increasing sleep can have a big impact in terms of attitude and wellbeing.
Having a positive attitude also has a lot to do with how you deal with things. The more positive and content that you are, things stress you out less and you can deal with things more easily. Yet, when you are in a negative headspace, the littlest thing can have the biggest impact, and things pile up easier.
Having a positive or negative attitude therefore does not make you healthy or unhealthy. It just puts you in a different place, and means that you deal with health issues differently. The more positive you are, the more you may be looking after yourself so that you may recover quicker.