๐ŸŽ Today’s Health Tip ~ The Power of Positive Thinking on Your Health

Health Benefits of Positive Thinking

Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on health. Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

It’s unclear why people who engage in positive thinking experience these health benefits. One theory is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on your body.ย It’s also thought that positive and optimistic people tend to live healthier lifestyles โ€” they get more physical activity, follow a healthier diet, and don’t smoke or drink alcohol in excess.

Source: Mayo Clinic

Today’s Poem ~ Let Me Arise

Let Me Arise

Violet Fane

ย Let me arise and open the gate,
to breathe the wild warm air of the heath,
And to let in Love, and to let out Hate,
And anger at living and scorn of Fate,
To let in Life, and to let out Death.

โœ’๏ธ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Nothing to Lose

“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing-writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.” ~ Lawrence Block

COVID-19 Is a Bummer – It Can’t Stop Good Things From Happening

COVID-19 Is a Bummer – It Can’t Stop Good Things From Happening

Here are a few of the good things I witnessed or experienced today:

  • It rained today in south Texas. A warm, soft rain. I went out for my walk, got soaked and loved every moment of it. I should have run barefoot through the puddles.
  • I had a Texas sized glass of refreshing iced tea to go with my lunch. Oh yes, it was very good.
  • On my to do list today: 1) listen to music that makes me sing along; 2) watch a movie this evening that makes me laugh; 3) Take 15 minutes to meditate in my sacred space. When I check off all three, I’ll say it’s been a great day.
  • The times are tough, but we can help each other find a reason to smile, even if it is the antics of a squirrel. We’re another day closer to winning. Hang in there.

What I share are seemingly small and inconsequential things, but they are priceless to me.

Grateful for all the above.

If you’d like to share the good things you’ve witnessed on my blog, Email me (ray.brese@gmail.com) a short list (1 to 5 things. ย I’ll post and attribute them to you in the way you choose to be acknowledged (e.g., anonymous, name, Word Press blog (etc.).

๐ŸŒž Today’s Inspiration ~ Bloom

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.โ€

~ Walt Disney Company

Today’s Smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Joe: “I took a cab from airport.”

Mike” “How did it go?”

Joe: “The driver said, โ€œI love my job. Iโ€™m my own boss. Nobody tells me what to do.”ย I said, โ€œTurn left here.โ€

Source

๐Ÿค— Feel Good Hack ~ More of This, Less of That

โ€œMore smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.โ€

~ Roy T. Bennett

๐Ÿ‘Š Today’s Power Thought ~ I Can Do This

Each time I do what’s right during the COVID-19 crises I help myself, my neighbors, and all who pass by. Going to keep on doing it.

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