What are your goals for 2017? Better health? More travel? A happier, stress-free
lifestyle? No matter what you have planned for 2017, we’re here to tell you
that positive thinking can help make your goals a reality.
Why is positive thinking important?
Positive thinking can elevate your mood, lower your anxiety levels, and
actually make you healthier. In fact, clinical studies have concluded
that positive thinking can produce a number of amazing health benefits,
- Longer life spans
- Lower levels of stress and depression
- A stronger immune system
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
- Improved ability to cope with stressful situations
Think about how you feel when you focus on the negative. If you’ve
spent time stressing about your job, worrying about paying off that looming
debt, or fixating on the potential outcome of an illness or health issue,
you’ve probably noticed that your negative thinking didn’t
actually help to ease the situation. Chances are it just made you feel worse.
That’s because negative thinking actually narrows the mind. When
you are thinking about a particular fear or worry, the mind has trouble
focusing on anything else, meaning that there is no room for other, possibly
positive outcomes to break into your mental picture. This can lead to
increased stress and anxiety, which can affect your physical and mental
health by contributing to cardiovascular problems and nervous disorders.
In other words, negative thinking is measurably bad for you. Negative
thinking is also self-defeating. After all, when you can’t even
imagine a positive outcome, what’s the use in even trying to bring
That’s why positive thinking is such a big part of what we do here
at OHI. We believe that positive thinking creates the attitude and mental
creativity necessary to produce real, positive results.
So what is positive thinking, exactly?
Positive thinking is more than simply ignoring your problems. In fact,
with positive thinking, you face your problems head-on by acknowledging
them and finding productive ways to overcome them.
It’s also more than simply thinking happy thoughts. Positive thinking
is the disciplined act of creating and holding positive results in your
mind, and bringing those results into the real world through consistent,
passionate mental work. After all, negativity is seductive and insidious.
How many times have you found yourself thinking about nothing in particular,
only to be invaded by pessimistic thoughts and ideas? That’s why
positive thinking requires practice, focus, and diligence.
At OHI, this is one of the cornerstones of what we do. With daily meditation
and prayer, we learn to calm the clutter of our minds and achieve focused
mental clarity. We learn how to create productive visions for our lives
and forge connections to our desired outcomes that engender the drive
and determination required to achieve them. We also learn to release the
stress, trauma, and pain that lingers in our minds and clouds our thoughts
Whether you’re looking to conquer your New Year goals, overcome a
long-term health issue, or simply rejuvenate mind, body and spirit, book
your retreat at OHI today, and experience the true power of positive thinking
first-hand. Get encouragement, support and inspiration to help you achieve
your goals for a healthier you physically, mentally and spiritually at
Optimum Health Institute (OHI) missions in San Diego and Austin, Texas.
Visit our website at
www.optimumhealth.org, and call us at
(800) 993-4325 to make your reservation.