Aug 16, 2010
Loving Life With Optimism
Research in the sciences has shown that optimism can greatly affect not only ones way of thinking but also his or her way of life. There seems to be a lot closely associated with a positive outlook. Thinking in the positive seems to be strongly connected to one's self-esteem. Positive thinking seems to help improve a person's psychological and mental well-being. Thinking in the positive seems to help more people avoid becoming too affected by stress and by the problems that may come their way.
Not only that, it seems that positive thinking may also help keep the body healthy. Optimism has been linked to people with better immune systems and well-protected against certain ailments associated with stress. For some people, having a positive outlook in life can be quite challenging. But people may still be able to do it by trying to work hard on it.
One can be made to practice thinking positively over time. It is all a matter of choice really whether one wants to make optimism as a habit. One way that one may be able to start making positive thinking a habit is through positive affirmation. Affirmation is a means to try and reinforce a certain state of mind through various means. And in the case of positive affirmation, one tries to affirm certain positive beliefs and reinforcement in such the way as to influence one's behavior as well as state of mind.
There seems to be an association between thought and action. What one thinks can actually influence what he or she will be doing. Thinking can also extend to influencing our behaviors and state of mind. This means that by trying to change one's way of thinking, one may also be able to influence and change one's behavior as well as outlook.
In the case of positive affirmation, people try to reinforce and establish such a state of mind through self-talk and undergoing some inner dialog with oneself. Regular positive self talk using positive affirmations can help influence a person from a subconscious level. As the subconscious gets accustomed to the positive affirmations, it is then used to influence the behavioral patterns of people as they respond and react to certain events in life. What positive affirmation does is to challenge and undermine the negative beliefs and replace them with positive ones gradually.
What is important in the process of loving life is that positive affirmations should be used as often as possible to be able to work. Its work on the subconscious level that spreads through a person's behavioral patterns happens gradually. The positive reinforcement builds up and builds up until the mind perceives it as an inner truth and eventually is used to influence external behavior and reaction to certain situations.