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A Little Positive Thinking Goes a Long Way

Leigh Anne JashewayYou’ve heard the old adage, “You can see the glass half full or you can see the glass half empty.” As it turns out, as long as you see the glass half full a few times a day, you can reduce your stress and live a healthier life.

A study done at the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill found that people who allow themselves to experience and recognize small moments of positivity bounced back better from adversity and stress and were much more able to ward off depression than those who wallowed in the negative.

Some people carry an umbrella every time the sky clouds over. I always wear sunglasses. It’s an external statement of an internal belief that in every day, no matter how dark at the moment, there will be some sun. As a wise friend once told me, “Whatever you look for is what you’ll find.”

By Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant