Guest Author - BB Lee
Important studies show that stress reduction leads to improved health in men and women. Reducing stress may depend on the way that you view the world or your mental attitude. How do you interpret a situation? Think about it for a second. Are you positive? Always looking at the bright side of the picture? Are you the first to brush off a bad situation with a bit of humor and smile? Perhaps you are more of a negative personality. Studies show that the attitude that you hold directly affects the amount of stress that you undergo.
It is indeed true that scientific studies show those with a positive outlook on life are less prone to stress. However, studies also show that those with a negative attitude can take steps to change their behavior. Many people develop a negative attitude because of bad situations that might have happened in the past. This leads to an internalization and negative thinking. We all are aware of that negative voice in our heads that seems to appear during a stressful situation. It is important to take direct steps to stop that negative voice as soon as possible by replacing it with a deluge of positive thoughts.
Changing Negative Into Positive
First it is important to listen to your thoughts carefully when in a stressful situation. Are you feeling helpless? Feeling out of control or that you can't handle the situation? Every time you hear those negative thoughts invading your mind simply say Stop. And replace that thought with pure positive energy and vibrations. Say, I can handle this situation. I am in control of the situation. Positive thoughts will start to automatically replace that negative voice in your head after a certain amount of time.
Positive thoughts are good for your body and mind. Studies show that changing negative thoughts into positive thoughts leads to handling just about any stressful situation much better, makes you feel more optimistic, gives an immediate boost to the immune system, decreases depression and drug abuse.
Well, it is easy to understand why there is a direct correlation between stress and the individuals attitude toward obstacles or problems in their life. Successfully reducing stress might start with acknowledging this crucial fact.