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There is great natural remedy for depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. You cannot buy it at a drug store, you doctor cannot prescribe it to you. It does not come in a pill or a bottle and your insurance company does not cover it. I wish I could tell you that you could get this in Tucson at your local Sprouts or Farmers market, however you can't. You simply cannot buy or grow this product, why, because it is optimism.
In the field of positive psychology, there are a great deal of studies on the positive impact that optimism has on mental health. Other research shows that optimism may be good for my physical health as well. Many studies have concluded that optimists are sick less and live longer than pessimists. Apparently, a positive outlook on life strengthens the immune system and the body's defenses against illness.
Being an optimist or a pessimist actually comes down to the way you talk to yourself. It is said that optimists believe that their own actions result in positive things happening to them. They tend to think that they are responsible for their own happiness, and that they can expect more good things to happen in the future. Why not? You see most optimists don’t blame themselves when bad things happen. They view bad events as results of something outside of themselves.
There are many ways you can become an optimist and have a great outlook on life. It is the best holistic remedy for your mental health, your physical health and your spiritual health. The first thing one may want to look at to remain optimistic is to live your life one day at a time. This means letting go of the past, stop worrying about the future, and make this one day the best day of your life.
Another way you can be more optimistic is to begin to let go of things that drain your energy. When we lose ourselves and we tend to get more busy, we often lose our optimism. So let go, it's not the letting go that is hard, it's the holding on.
We must remember that all energy is contagious. When we hang around negative people we tend to feel negative and we make a choice to be with positive people we tend to feel positive. Having a better outlook on life can be as simple as being careful with whom you make a choice to hang to hang out with. it would be important than to find positive friends. This one is so simple, many of us forget about it. Hang with happiness.
One of the greatest holistic remedies that can make you feel great is gratitude. It is hard to be powerful and pitiful at the same time and gratitude is about being thankful and thankfulness is powerful. Stop for a few minutes each day and find a few things you are grateful for and see how much better you feel.
Someone once told me that it takes approximately three positive moments to counteract one negative one, so if there is something negative quickly look for something positive such as petting a puppy or cat, listening to music, talking to a friend, watching a funny movie, whatever makes you laugh and feel good. Speaking of laughter, there's a reason we always feel great after a good laugh. It is called endorphins, and when you laugh, these little guys rush through your body like a burst of happy energy. So don't laugh a little, laugh a lot.
Keep in mind that the more you practice challenging your thought patterns, the more automatic they will become. In addition, remember that the studies on the positive impact that optimism has on mental and physical health is phenomenal and it requires no prescriptions, no money to be spent, just the willingness to feel good.