What a positive outlook can do to benefit our health

A healthy outlook on life could be the key to a healthy body and mind. Recent research has found that a positive outlook on life, things such as enthusiasm, positivity, hopefulness, engagement, or ability to face life’s challenges can actually lower our chances of having a stroke, heart attack, and can even help us preform better of measures of cognitive (mental) ability. This article from Harvard medical school takes a quick peek at some of the things we can do to improve our emotional vitality, such as practicing mindfulness, and focusing on what is most important in our lives.

Of course, doing these things is easier said than done. We may not just be able to will ourselves into thinking a certain way. This is where professional help can really come in handy. In counselling we learn and practice how to implement these positivity tools into our lives. We can build insight into the source of our negative thoughts, and we may even gain a stronger sense of purpose and wellbeing in our lives. If emotional vitality is something that interests you, or you would like to learn more about how a healthy outlook can benefit our wellbeing, LifeRoots offers free 20-minute consultations, so we can start to discuss how therapy can help you strive towards emotional vitality, and build a healthier, happier life!

http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/how-your-attitudes-affect-your-health

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