How to Harness Positivity and Share it with Others
At Lantsa Gifts, we believe we can be a source of joy in a world where negativity abounds. Research has shown that leading a positive life has many benefits. We’ll explore how to increase positivity and give five gift ideas from Lantsa Gifts to share that positivity with others.
What is Positivity, and Why Does it Matter?
Positivity is more than a momentary thought, it’s a lifelong mindset. It’s having an optimistic outlook on life regardless of what you’re going through. A person with a positive mindset chooses to look at what can go right instead of what can go wrong. There are so many psychological and social benefits to living with a positive mindset that they lead into numerous physical benefits as well.
Psychological Benefits of Positivity
Lower Rates of Depression:
Studies have shown that people who choose to live with a positive mindset have lower rates of depression. Instead of dwelling on the tough moments of life, these individuals focus on the good areas of daily life and in turn are less likely to feel down for an extended period of time.
More Creativity, Clearer Thinking and Problem-solving Skills:
When you look at each day and each task as an opportunity or a blessing, the silver lining if you will, your mind isn’t clouded with stress and doubt. This enables you to look at each situation clearly and come up with creative solutions for problems that arise.
When you choose the road of positivity you are ultimately happier and when you’re happier you tend to radiate that joy to others. Positive emotions help you to pay attention better to those you love.
Better coping skills
We’re all going to face tough times in life, but a positive mindset allows you to handle the challenges life throws at you. Positive thoughts allow you to remember that this is just a season and the hard moments won’t last forever.
More significant and better quality relationships:
No one wants to be around someone who is always exuding negative emotions. If you have a positive outlook, you’re more likely to enjoy spending time with your loved ones and be present for shared experiences that will make memories you’ll cherish forever.
Physical benefits of positivity:
The psychological benefits of positivity extend to the body and when you choose to think happy thoughts, your body responds accordingly. Studies by John’s Hopkins and Mayo Clinic have shown that there are significant benefits to living a positive lifestyle. While we can’t always avoid hard or painful experiences, we can choose to focus on the bright side, rather than dwelling on what could go wrong. Ultimately, this will lead to a longer, higher-quality life.
- There is a reduced risk of death from cancer, respiratory conditions and infections. Individuals that went into treatment with a positive and more optimistic outlook were less likely to succumb to their illness.
- Better cardiovascular health, your heart is happier and healthier!
- Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. John’s Hopkin’s found that in positive individuals from the general population and people with a family history of cardiovascular disease, who had the most risk factors for coronary artery disease were 13% less likely than their negative counterparts to have a heart attack or other coronary event.
- Greater resistance to illnesses; your less likely to catch this year’s bug and if you do you’re more likely to recover from it quicker.
- Lower levels of distress and pain, especially for those who suffer from chronic pain.
How to add more positivity into your life
If you want to add more positivity to your life, here are some simple ways to start today!
Each morning don’t dwell over yesterday or the number of tasks you need to complete today. Instead, take a few minutes to keep a gratitude journal and write out all the things you have to be thankful for today. Positive affirmations are another great way to remind yourself each day of all the amazing things you have going for you.
Say thank you more:
Practice gratitude to others by saying thank you more, and not just to others but also say thank you to yourself! When you make good, healthy choices, whether with food, physical activity, setting boundaries or completing your to-do list your body will thank you! You are putting in the work and taking care of your most important asset, yourself!
Smile and Laugh more:
Always remember to smile, laugh more and don’t take life too seriously! Not only does laughter help to reduce stress and slow your heart rate, but it’s contagious! Sometimes a smile in passing can be just what someone needs to brighten their day.
Keep Leaning and Growing
Embrace life’s changes and always keep learning. Change can be scary at times, but it’s also the only constant we have in this world. Change allows us the opportunity to grow and meet new people, so instead of being afraid and stressing out, just embrace it! Your favorite hobby, career or person might be on the other side of change.
Take care of yourself:
It is important to take care of your physical health by exercising or being active daily, getting quality sleep, and eating a balanced diet. As we age and go through more experiences, we start to realize how important it is to take care of our bodies. Eating healthy, adding movement into your day, and getting enough sleep are all important ways to show gratitude for and take care of our greatest asset, ourselves!
Giving to others makes you happier and acts of kindness are truly what life is about. When we are generous to others, our bodies respond physically by decreasing blood pressure and stress levels. Better yet, kindness promotes strong relationships with those closest to you and it can spark new relationships with people you’ve just met.
Living a positive lifestyle brings many physical and mental advantages. Positivity and inspiration are contagious and you don’t have to go through hard times alone; loved ones are here to help. Let Lantsa Gifts assist you in honoring life’s biggest occasions and ordinary moments. Sign up for our email list to stay informed about our latest products!