“ “Look on the sunny side of life.”
“Turn your face toward the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you.”
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”
“See the glass as half-full, not half-empty.”
Researchers are finding that thoughts like these may actually improve health and extend life. Studies have shown an indisputable link between having a positive outlook and health benefits like lower blood pressure, less heart disease, better weight control and healthier blood sugar levels.
Dr Wendy Schlessel Harpham, a Dallas-based author of several books for people facing cancer, including “Happiness in a Storm,” was a practicing internist when she learned she had cancer of the immune system 27 years ago.
She set the stage for happiness and hope by such measures as surrounding herself with people who lift her spirits, keeping a daily gratitude journal, doing something good for someone else, and watching funny, uplifting movies.
Her cancer has been in remission now for 12 years.
New research is demonstrating that people can learn skills that help them experience more positive emotions when faced with the severe stress of a life-threatening illness.
Those trained in these eight skills maintained higher levels of positive feelings and fewer negative thoughts related to their infection.
An important goal of the training is to help people feel happy, calm and satisfied in the midst of a health crisis.
Improvements in their health and longevity are a bonus. Each participant is encouraged to learn at least three of the eight skills and practice one or more each day. The eight skills are:
Recognize a positive event each day
Savor that event and log it in a journal or tell someone about it
Start a daily gratitude journal
List a personal strength and note how you used it
Set an attainable goal and note your progress
Report a relatively minor stress and list ways to reappraise the event positively
Recognize and practice small acts of kindness daily
Practice mindfulness, focusing on the here and now rather than the past or future.
People with chronic illnesses lived longer if they demonstrated positive emotions.
She listed as the goals improving patient’s quality of life, enhancing adherence to medication, fostering healthy behaviors, and building personal resources that result in increased social support and broader attention to the good things in life.
In the Journal of Gerontology, Yale School of Public Health demonstrated that having a positive view of ageing can have a beneficial influence on health outcomes and longevity.
Physiologically, people with positive views of ageing had lower levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of stress-related inflammation associated with heart disease and other illnesses, even after accounting for possible influences like age, health status, sex, race and education, than those with a negative outlook. They also lived significantly longer.”
(The Above Is From The New York Times, 28 Mar 17)
I believe, every cloud have one silver line.
You just think about a man whom you hat most ?
Now, you are directed to find out one good quality in that hated person.
I am sure , you are able to find out.
Now, think about the person whom you love most.
Now, find out one worst quality in that person.
I am sure, you are able to list out that quality.
So, the fact is that, none is free from one single worst quality.
Can we see good quality in everyone. The way, we see goodness in nature, earth, day and work. I believe, very strongly, that will help you in making things are better.
“ “Look on the sunny side of life.”