• Lori Goodsell

How Your Attitude Affects Your Health: Mentally and Physically

Do you ever wonder how your attitude affects your health? Much of how your day goes depends on your internal self talk. If you are constantly thinking of how bad life is or what is going wrong, you are going to get more of what you keep thinking about.

When dealt a difficult hand, try to think of the lessons that you learned. Find five things about your day that you enjoyed and are grateful for and write them down at the end of the day. You will eventually start to see things in a more positive light.

Surround yourself with positive people. If you have a relationship with someone that keeps resulting in toxicity, it’s time to draw boundaries around that area of your life and decide whether or not you really want to absorb their negativity.

One of the best things you can do to lessen your stress and improve your attitude is meditating.  If spending twenty minutes being quiet is a luxury that you just simply don’t have, start with sitting at your desk, closing your eyes and taking 10 deep breaths.  For those of you worried about feeling silly in your cube, do it in the bathroom stall at work.  No one will know! 🙂  Give this a try for 10 straight days and try to increase it to 20 breaths.  While you are doing your deep breathing, try concentrating on relaxing your muscles in your shoulders, face and any area where you continually feel pain and tension.

Many physical problems result from stress and anxiety. If you want to keep stress from manifesting itself in your body, you have to keep it from dominating your life.

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