Your mind can have very powerful effects on health. Research shows that thinking positively have an effect on almost every area of our lives.What does this all have to do with aging? Studies are showing that the way we choose to think will have a direct impact on how we react to the changes of aging.

Top Three Ways Thinking Positively Helps with Aging

Resilience, aka bouncing back, is one of the key factors in staying positive and aging gracefully. Everyone has setbacks, disappointments and unexpected life events. How we react to such events is the key to keeping the mind, body, and spirit alive and active. When you are resilient, you have the ability to take another look at things so you can choose to see other opportunities and choices.

Having a positive mindset is something comes easily for some but, for others, however, it is a bit of a struggle. The good news is that being positive is something that you can learn, through practice and mindfulness. Starting a gratitude journal can be a great first step! People who practice positivity, have a tendency to keep that sunnier disposition throughout the aging process. Having a positive outlook, knowing that you lived your life as best as you could – mistakes and all – is a benefit for you as you age.

Who would have thought that just thinking positively would have real health benefits? Studies show us that even smiling or listening to happy music may have an impact on our health.The release of certain chemicals and endorphins to the brain can create a happier and healthier person! A happier and healthier person is likely to age more successfully than someone who is negative.Learning to be and stay positive is good for your health!