Controlling for exercise levels, diet, and other common risk factors for heart disease, researchers have found that optimism—looking on the bright side and focusing on positive outcomes—is a major player for heart health. Being pessimistic may be up there with other lifestyle factors that contribute to heart disease. Support your positive side with D.S.A. MGRx.
It takes practice, or in other words, brain training to learn to be mentally upbeat about the future. And it doesn’t mean ignoring possible bad outcomes, it means focusing on the good. “Hope for the best, plan for the worst”. Calmly preparing for a bad event can allow you to move on, and focus on a good outcome (whether you can work toward it or only hope).
Here are some tools to help harness positive energy for your own heart health:
-Assign a positive mantra. It can be general or specific to a situation. If you need an idea, you can count the things going right for you, focus on what you are doing to change things, or choose an affirmation that resonates with you.
-When you find yourself veering into pessimism, stop yourself and think about your mantra/a positive outcome. Some people snap a rubber band around their wrist to train themselves away from pessimistic thoughts.
-It will be hard at first, so don’t wait until you catch a pessimistic thought, practice your optimism before you need it (tools for meditation can help).
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