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Free Daily Affirmations
April 21, 2014

Good Morning, The positive thinking that typically comes with optimism is a key part of effective stress management. And effective stress management is associated with many health benefits. If you tend to be pessimistic, don't despair — you can learn positive thinking skills, by understanding positive thinking and self-talk.

Researchers at the Mayo clinic are starting to understand the 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 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. It's also thought that positive and optimistic people tend to live healthier lifestyles — they get more physical activity, follow a healthier diet, and don't smoke or drink alcohol in excess.

Positive Thinking should be a part of your daily experiences.

Your Affirmation: "I AM always attracting positive experiences and positive people into my life."

Blessing's Rev.Bill

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