Living Positively

Living Positively


“Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity”

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Living Positively

Living Positively

  1. Without someone tearing you down, you can think clearer, create more and make a difference in the lives of others.  Living positively is essential to a life well lived.
  2. Multiple studies have shown the negative effects on your health such as hormone imbalances, heart troubles, drastic decreases in the immune system as well as loss of brain cells.
  3. Studies on rodents have shown the negative effects of stress on brain function, especially memory and reasoning.  MRI’s have been able to show the same effects on the human brain as well.
  4. When a child grows up being criticized and taunted, told repeatedly that they are inferior, it is highly likely that they will become adults who live out this truth.  They are less likely to try different jobs or to venture into the unknown because of fear of failure.  They figure they won’t be able to accomplish it, so why try.
  5. Negative self-talk then reinforces and adds to what they have been told.  But it usually will take what they’ve been told and make it worse.  What’s worse is that negative self-talk can run non-stop through your mind for as long as you allow it. The damage can be catastrophic even leading to harming yourself.
  6. The hardest part of self-talk is that it can go on for extended periods of time without your even realizing it’s happening.  It becomes a habit.  I have had many times when I feel overwhelmed by sadness and when I stop to think of it, I realize what is going through my head.
  7. As you would suspect, living positively has not only the opposite effects of negativity on your life, but can also actually reverse the effects of negativity.  It will take time and effort, but you can reverse the effects and move forward to discovering the life and plans God has for you.
  8. The Bible is very clear about the effects of positive and negative speech and why to be positive.  Proverbs alone is full of wisdom regarding words:
    1. Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
    2. Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
    3. Proverbs 16:24 – Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
    4. Proverbs 15:1 – A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    5. Proverbs 25:11 – A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
  9. When you live with positivity, studies show that you are able to see the possibilities in life more readily and open your mind to try new things and learn new skills.  The world becomes a much bigger place when you approach life positively and the opportunities become endless.
  10. One of the best things about living positively is that you are able to give the gift to those around you.

~ Joanna Lynn

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