We’ve all heard the phrase: “Attitude is Everything.” An article written by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, recently published in The Arizona Republic, points out that this is especially true when it comes to our health. According to the authors, feeling happy and optimistic reduces our risk of just about everything from heart attack to post-surgery setbacks. In addition, a positive attitude also improves our quality of life, even if we’re diagnosed with a serious disease, and promotes resilience which helps us rebound if we become sick. The authors suggest some things we can do to improve our attitude.
- Cut the Clutter—clear up the messes in our lives like that stack of bills and correspondence on our kitchen table and make our bed every day.
- Cultivate Gratitude—take the time to thank those around us for what they do and spend some time counting our blessings.
- Consciously Look on the Sunny Side—focus on the things that are going well in our lives rather than on the things that aren’t.
If you would like to read this excellent article in its entirety, here’s the link.