How Having a Positive Attitude Can Help You Better Handle Stress

How Having a Positive Attitude Can Help You Better Handle Stress

Stress is inevitable.

But there are ways we can mitigate the impact it has on our mood and life.

One way, possibly the most effective way, is to look at how we think about and/or interpret the stressful event itself.

This isn’t to say you can just think your way out of distress; but it is to say that thinking about stress and stressful experiences in a helpful way can literally make them, less stressful. You will still experience some negative emotions, but they’ll most likely be less intense and not last as long.

For more on this, keep reading this Thrive Global article by Bryan Robinson …

To say that you’re not going to worry, that you’re just going to be happy, doesn’t do justice to the scientific underpinnings of positivity’s depth and power as an antidote to work addiction. Scientists have discovered that positivity stretches your mind open to take in as much as you can, widening your span of possibilities. 

In one study, researchers assigned 104 people to one of three groups: group 1 experienced positive feelings (amusement or serenity); group 2 experienced negative feelings (anger or fear); and group 3 experienced no special feelings (neutrality). Then the researchers said, “Given how you’re feeling, make a list of what you want to do right now.” The positive group had the longest list. Why was that? A positive outlook leads you toward more possibilities than negativity or neutrality does. 

When you’re dealing with a stressful situation, positivity showcases the range of possibilities…

… keep reading the full & original article HERE