What are the advantages of being an optimist?
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What are the advantages of being an optimist?

It’s a scientifically proven fact that those who see the world in a “glass half full” kind of way live longer and experience less stress. Doctors claim that a big majority of all of their office calls are for chronic stress-related health woes, so it makes sense that if you see the world with a better mindset, you’d have fewer physical and mental problems.

When researchers at Concordia University conducted a study about pessimists and optimists, they discovered a direct link between the person’s outlook on life and their stress hormone levels. An optimist’s levels are steady, while a pessimist’s soars out of control and become unmanageable. (more…)

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What are you attracting?
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What are you attracting?

Are you attracting the people and situations that you’d like? If not, why not? It’s important to examine your thinking and the environments that you put yourself in.

How does your life feel? Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Do you associate with others that uplift or depress you? Do you feel comfortable in the place where you live, work, or places where you socialize?

These questions will help you determine what you’re attracting into your life. Your mental and physical state determines what you attract, good or bad, into your life. This determines how happy you are. (more…)

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Do you need an attitude adjustment?

Do you need an attitude adjustment? The answer to this question lies in whether your attitude helps or hurts you. Is your life filled with excitement and possibilities? Or are you plagued by negativity and gloom? It’s important to realize that we can manage our feelings.

Unfortunately, many of us have been programmed to think negatively. If someone asked you to honestly describe yourself, what comes to your mind first? Are you quick to think of your shortcomings, or would your more attractive qualities immediately come to mind? (more…)

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How “connected” are you?
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How “connected” are you?

How “connected” are you? Studies show that our capacity to connect with other people plays an important role in our personal happiness, longevity, and ability to handle stress.

Unfortunately, since highly sensitive people tend to need a lot of “alone” time, it’s relatively easy to get caught up in our own “little worlds”. While it’s healthy to have some alone time, we need to be careful that we don’t take it too far and become socially isolated. (more…)

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