A positive attitude does not mean sporting a smile on your face all day long, it is not about seeing the glass half full, but it is much more than that. With an optimistic mindset even when things are only going downhill, your mind allows you to see the world in a new light and clarity in situations, that is when you can say you have a positive attitude in life.
From controlling emotions, to maintaining a proper diet and trying to seek a valuable lesson in every setback, are all factors influencing a positive attitude in a person.
“With positive attitude, one cannot be scared of any problem in life, but can only see solutions to all problems.”
People usually expect a helping hand or external help in difficult situations. But what if the solution was internal? In this blog, you will read about the benefits of having a positive attitude in life and how it affects one’s physical and mental health.
What is a Positive Attitude?
Positive Attitude is a state of mind envisioning and expecting favorable results. It is willingness to try new things and the belief that every hurdle will turn all right. It restrains you from living in denial of the negative situations in life and allows you to stay optimistic.
Positive thinking, which is a mental attitude initiates a positive attitude and helps us to recognize the good and favorable situations around us.
Benefits of Positive Attitude
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell
An Inquisitive Mind
Having a positive mind makes a person receptive towards new information in life. They are less fearful of failure and are always up for trying new things.
According to a research done by two Australian psychologists, they came up with a theory. In the research, they found out that there were students out of the sample, who would actively pursue their learning and encounter problems. Before evaluating their intellectual capacity, they were assessed on the basis of their attitude towards education.
An inquisitive mind helps in approaching challenges and also helps in countering negative emotions or negative thoughts about your self-belief.
According to a study, people with heart problems who have a positive attitude are more likely to benefit from the impact. Patients who introduced positive construct in their day-to-day life saw an improvement in their heart-health. They also showed low statistics of hospitalization requirement and a better mortality rate. The concept of optimism used in the study was the major construct in the process.
Also, to prevent having heart and cardio-vascular diseases, it is important to have a positive psychological well-being and to stay optimistic, avoiding any burden of negative thoughts.
Helps in Handling Criticism Wisely
As Benjamin Franklin rightly said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” Some negative people will feel immense pleasure in criticizing someone who is trying to do good for themselves and sometimes you might recognize their state of mind and their efforts of draining you by saying such things.
That is when having a positive attitude helps you in building hope and believing in your abilities to strive harder. Such positive thoughts cut down the impact of any negativity around you.
Having a positive mindset helps in coping up with negative people and handling criticism more wisely by building constructive attitude.
Better Efficiency at Work
Many studies have proven that having a positive attitude at work increases the productivity rate, as such people reinforce themselves positively and are not scared of failures. It gives a boost to their self-confidence and chances at success.
Several companies who ensure positive activities and attitude building in their employees have better productivity rates from their staff. There are several aspects of the path towards a positive attitude at work and general life, including cognitive, emotional, psychological and social. It ensures higher performance in an organization.
Builds Healthy Relationships
Having a positive attitude can always initiate in building a healthy friendship or a relationship. If a person learns to cultivate positive emotions constantly, they will always be on good terms with people around them socially. Sometimes, when someone is in a negative situation socially, negative emotions push them to take narrow-minded steps which they might regret later.
It not only builds psychological resilience but also helps in better approach towards negative situations and disagreements. Traits of a person having a positive attitude are humor, creativity, relaxation and optimism. All these qualities lead to disarming disagreements and building healthy relations.
Cornerstone of Success & Overcoming Hurdles
Amateur entrepreneurs or people who are focused on pursuing their dreams despite facing obstacles in life are often praised for their grit and determination. But grit does not come from intent, it comes from a positive attitude and commitment towards their goals. Approaching negative situations without being fearful, with positive thoughts, increases the chances of success.
Just having a positive attitude is not the road to success, but combining it with efforts, determination, commitment and overcoming hurdles, ensures favorable results and purpose.
Faster Healing Process
Someone undergoing physiotherapy or a mental therapy puts in a load of efforts, commitment and hard work towards getting back on track. Therapists, in the beginning, establish their client’s resilience to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and use them wisely in the healing process.
The attitude of the patient in their healing process is always one of their strengths identified by their therapists. Recovering from a physical or mental trauma or abuse is fasters if the patient maintains having a positive attitude throughout the therapy process.
By eliminating the stress and anxiety from your life, positive attitude is the road to a vibrant and healthy life.
To hit the six, take the risk. People with a positive attitude will always be courageous, creative and with a higher self-esteem and self-confidence. By killing the monster of negativity, a positive attitude has an enormous power to transform one’s life from mediocrity to excellence.