The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

 

image033How we think and what we think about plays an important part in our overall health and wellbeing. Though it may be surprising, the links between positive thinking and being physically healthy are very strong.  Read on to discover some simple ways to develop your positive thinking and how you can identify if you are in negative thinking patterns.

Awareness is key to positive thinking

Do you notice yourself worrying, talking yourself ‘down’ from opportunities, or justifying negative behaviours?

Awareness is everything, when it comes to positive or negative thinking. If you are not aware of your thought patterns, you won’t be able to change them. Clues that you are in a cycle of negative thinking, include noticing more negativity in your life, life doesn’t seem to be working for you as usual or finding yourself less cheerful than usual. Sometimes you can be so distracted with ‘life’ that somebody else has to point out when you are in a negative aka ‘stinking thinking’ mindset.

What happens if you don’t change the patterns of thinking negatively?

Like any repeated patterns, over time negative thinking can become more ‘hard-wired’ into your nerve system, and become ‘regular ‘patterns in the new version of you. Unfortunately the gradual accumulation of negativity can impact your life for the long term, the same as positive habits like eating healthy food or exercising can reinforce and lock in good patterns of habits.

The power of positive thinking

A consistent observation throughout my almost 30 years as a Doctor of Chiropractic, has lead me to be able to predict a person’s ability to respond to Network Care, more based on their attitude than on any of the many physical bio metrics that we assess. Regardless of a person’s degree of stress or pain, their response can be relatively fast, even as compared to a much less chronically injured or damage body of another, depending entirely on their mental outlook.

Those with a more positive inclination usually respond better, and optimise their experience and benefits over a shorter period of time. Those with a negative disposition tend to hold themselves back, slowing and limiting their potential outcomes. When our clients follow our Vitality program of learning how to move, eat and think better; they predictably are the ones who experience the most profound, powerful and valuable health outcomes and quality of life improvements, particularly because of the shifts in thinking that come from understanding how thinking, moving and eating are all essential elements of overall health.

What can you do?

We have observed time and time again that when a person is mentally ‘stuck’, they usually as logic would dictate, try to force themselves to change. Unfortunately, it seems the head on approach is often not as effective as expected.  Instead, we find an easier way to create a change in mind-set, can be to change the physical body first. For example, when you are in a negative state, your posture is likely to be somewhat slouched forward and rigid. Try straightening yourself up and taking some deep breaths, and then put a smile on your face.  It’s likely by changing your physiology you will impact your nerve system in a way for you to more elegantly and effortlessly shift into a more positive state.

Dr. Ari Diskin is a US trained Healthy Life Doctor of Chiropractic, with over 30 years professional experience, having cared for over 10,000 people.  He uses Network Care as part of his 3 Step Vitality Program, in Melbourne Australia.  For more information www.DiskinLife.com.