If you want to find happiness and add years to your life, think positive thoughts. When you choose positive thoughts over negative ones, you are more likely to develop an optimistic outlook on life.
According to the results compiled by the “Happiness Researchers” positive people generally have higher levels of optimism and life satisfaction and live longer. In a BBC News report, Dr. Seligman, director of The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, was quoted as saying that he believed that “we have compelling evidence that optimists and pessimists will differ markedly in how long they live.”
Dr. Fredrickson, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has counseled that changing your mindset can change your body chemistry. She has stated that positive feelings literally can open the heart and mind. And there’s more good news. Even if you aren’t normally a happy person, thinking happy thoughts is a skill that can be learned. Work on being open, being an optimist, choosing to think positive thoughts, and seeing the proverbial glass half full rather than half empty. The next time you are in the post office and someone cuts in front of you or says something rude, resist the urge to respond with anger, which can clamp down you blood vessels and increase your blood pressure.
Instead, return rudeness with kindness and respect. Keep, that positive vibe going through your intentions and actions in what ever you do. The more often you choose to be happy, the more your effort will be strengthened. so don’t fret; pray and be happy. You will live longer.