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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Positive Thinking

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Positive Thinking

Aired 1/21/2019

Did you know?  Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses tips on how to be a positive thinker.

What is Positive Thinking and Self-Talk?

Positive thinking is the ability to approach life’s challenges with a positive outlook, rather than negative.   One might refer to the well-known question, “Is your glass half full or half empty?”     According to the Mayo Clinic, positive thinking often begins with self-talk, that constant stream of unspoken thoughts that continue to fill our minds each day.  

Benefits of Positive Thinking

According to the Mayo Clinic, positive thinking is linked to a wide range of health benefits including:

  • Longer Life Span
  • Less Stress
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Increased resistance to the common cold
  • Better stress management and coping skills
  • Lower risk of cardiovascular disease-related death
  • Increased physical well-being
  • Better psychological health

Examples of Positive Thinking

Instead of: It’s too complicated. 

I can say: This will require effort and finding the right strategy.

Instead of: There’s no way it will work.  

I can say: I will do my best to make it work.

Instead of: I’m not good at this.      

I can say: I am not good at this yet, but I will learn. 

Instead of: No one bothers to communicate with me. 

I can say:  I’ll see if I can improve the flow of communication.  

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.