We often hear of people seeing the glass as half empty or half full. These two spell a world of difference in thinking and action, and mean the difference between positive and negative.

Lots of positive thinking books written by experts in recent years offer heaps of sound advice. These positive thinking books are often self-help books. But positive thinking books do not teach us to see the world through rose-colored lenses by ignoring or avoiding life’s negative side. They say positive thinking means viewing a bad situation in a positive light and trying to turn it into your advantage. They mean to say that positive thinking involves choosing to see the best in yourself, in things, and in other people.

Optimists do not blame themselves when bad things happen. They only acknowledge these things as a temporary setback. They also give themselves credit for the good things that happen.

Pessimists, on the other hand, normally blame themselves for bad things that happen and they do not take enough credit for successful results. They also seem to treat failure as a likelihood and somewhat long-lasting.

People who choose to think positively are less affected by stress. They also tend to exercise more regularly, follow a sensible diet program and stick to healthy practices. Having a positive outlook in life is what makes people happy and fulfilled. It can help manage stress and affect your overall health and well-being. Positive thinking and optimistic attitude help lessen stress, lower depression, improve coping skills and psychological health, and increase physical well-being which all contribute to a longer life span.

 

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