How Positive Thinking Affects Mental Health

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Lowers Chances of Depression

Positive thinking brings in a sense of happiness that is like no other. I like to think that this happiness confronts depression head on. When depression weakens, happiness peers through. This makes it much harder for depression symptoms to take over.

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Eases Anxiety

When you fill your mind with positive visions and outcomes, you are more likely to achieve those visions and outcomes. This helps to ease your anxiety. You have a better sense of control overall.

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Increases Confidence

Confidence comes with a positive mind. Thinking about yourself positively is a direct connection to feeling confident. Your mind also strengthens when you feel confident, which strengthens your relationship with yourself.

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Strengthens Coping Abilities

Positive thinking is a form of self-talk, and self-talk is an amazing coping skill to have in your back pocket. Self-talk is a great way to calm your mind. When you allow positive thoughts to enter your brain, your mind shifts into a positive mood. This helps your coping abilities take charge.

Christine Frey