What do you tell yourself everyday? What runs in the mind, the mouth declares or as they say it, as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
Mental and Physical Stress begin with what runs in our minds and the exact words we tell our selves until we actually believe them. What then do we feed our minds?
Words are so powerful that even God’s Word tells us in James 3:8- the tongue is a deadly poison. No man can tame it. Be intentional on what comes out of your mouth. Be intentional on what you tell yourself everyday.
According to the Mayo Clinic, taking a more optimistic approach throughout life comes with significant health benefits ranging from being better able to cope during stressful situations and able to fight off colds to having lower rates of depression and even living longer.
The health benefits of positive thinking
- Increased life span
- Lower rates of depression
- Lower levels of distress
- Greater resistance to the common cold
- Better psychological and physical well-being
- Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
More than being optimistic and being positive, I personally learned that only God can satisfy the hungry mind, the longing soul. If God then, is the source of what is positive and beautiful, life will indeed turn out to be less stressful. There will always be challenges in life. I realized I can only see myself positively and say positive things to myself the moment I accept that God loves me and that He sees me special and unique.
Accept His love. Whatever is missing, He will restore. Then, you will see yourself POSITIVELY and Uniquely Created with a purpose. Everything else will follow. You will have peace and better health. With a healthy mind, comes healthy bodies and go, boost your immune system with proper nutrition. Love life and take care of yourself. Discover more here.
Credit: Mayo Clinic