A positive attitude can also help increase resilience, making it easier to bounce back from setbacks and adapt to change. When bad things happen, you focus on the positive and keep going rather than focusing on the bad. For many people, this is the definition of resilience.
Studies show most people’ stress and anxiety are rooted in ignorance or negative thoughts about themselves and their surroundings. That is why is so important to learn internal and external control skills in dealing with problems, positive emotions, optimistic thinking and fighting negative thoughts, improving communication, and be awareness of our strengths and abilities as a group.
When something bad happens that’s out of your control, instead of getting upset, try to appreciate the good parts of the situation. For example, instead of stressing about a traffic jam, recall how convenient it is to have a car. Use the time that you’re stuck behind the wheel to listen to music a program you enjoy or an audiobook.
Studies show that people who smiled or even fake-smiled while doing a stressful task felt more positive afterward than those who wore a neutral expression. You’ll benefit more if the smile is genuine, though. So look for humor and spend time with people or things that make you laugh.
Positive thinking is a learned skill. This means that anyone can learn it or improve it.