The mind can be a very powerful thing, it can control our thoughts and actions in either a positive or negative way. In some cases, we are completely unaware of how our body may react to certain situations, especially when there is stress involved our flight mechanism can be triggered. Over time our bodies have evolved to react to different situations differently, and in some cases it takes mental strength to view things in a positive light.
When it comes to our health and wellness, the power of positive thinking can either make or break us in a sense. We can't change how our body may react to stressful situations, however we can certainly change how we perceive certain situations. If we tell ourselves that nothing can make us feel better, or that there is no one that can help us get better, then more than likely you'll be stopping yourself from getting the help you need and nothing will help you feel better. However, if we continuously tell ourselves that we are capable of overcoming our sickness or pain, and truly believe it with a positive outlook, amazing things can happen.
According to a researcher at the University of North Carolina, Barbara Fredickson who published a paper in which she outlines how participants 'broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions asserts that people's daily experiences of positive emotions compound over time to build a variety of consequential personal resources. [...] in turn, these increments in personal resources predicted increased life satisfaction and reduced depressive symptoms.' This means that the more we think and act with a positive outlook, the more chances you'll start feeling great again.
When you look at things from a positive perspective, you'll begin to notice that your entire perspective on life will change with it. The sun will beam brighter, the air will be crisper, the birds will chirp louder and most of all you feel lighter and happier. To help you look on the positive side of things, you can always think about the good things you have in yourself instead of the bad. Being grateful for the small things in life such as your family, the roof over your head, or the food on your table is a good place to start. Sometimes remembering how good we have it in comparison to others in the world, can really help us look on the brighter side of things.
And Always Remember - Think Happy, Be Happy.