If you want to start making a change in your outlook by bringing  more positivity into your life, a great starting block is to make a list of reasons why you want to think more positively.

You may struggle with this because you might not be aware of the many ways it can benefit you! So, here are some amazing reasons to be more positive every day.

You Can Reduce Your Anxiety and Depression

First of all, if you feel unhappy in general, or struggle with depression or anxiety, you definitely want to learn how to think more positively. This is not going to cure these mental illnesses, but it can definitely help reduce some of their side effects. If your anxiety disorder causes severe panic attacks any time you worry about a specific thing, and learn how to think more positively, you might want to learn how to cope better and ease those panic attacks a little.

It is also going to help you with general happiness each day, where you are not as affected by some of the negative things that might happen.

Stress Doesn’t Affect You as Much

In addition to helping with anxiety and depression, thinking positively can also help tremendously with your stress levels. Stress can affect just about every area of your life, including your physical and mental stress, home life, work and relationship with co-workers, personal relationships, and so much more. To get a handle on your stress, start to learn how to think more positively.

You Develop Better Coping Skills

Another great benefit to keep in mind is that you learn how to cope better. You can’t prevent anything negative from happening in your life, as that is what makes you human. But you can definitely control how you react to unexpected situations, and learn how to cope a little better.

When you are a more positive person, you take these little hiccups as learning experiences. You are able to see the good and bad in any situation, and find at least one positive thing to say about it. This can really help you deal with anything from losing a job or ending a relationship, to a traumatic event.

You Surround Yourself with Positivity

Don’t forget that attitude and moods are contagious. (If you want to explore this further, be sure to sign up for the 7-Day Positive Thinking Challenge below.) For now, just know that when you are more positive, others will be as well. It spreads rapidly throughout other people, so you are actually helping everyone in your life to be surrounded by more positivity.



  1. Amitabha

    The benefits of positive thinking are already discussed here. However, I will make a list of my own as suggested in this mail, which may contain similarity at least to some extent with the discussion here. But I like to mention that positive thinking, if can be made a habit instead of negative, will provide immense mental strength as such thinking stimulates the pleasure or reward center of human brain unlike negative thinking which stimulates the punishment centers of brain. Your eagerness & true intention to insert positive thinking in the many human brains to help them is a remarkably noble effort by Your honor, I appreciate very much. Like to add that You are really blessed — AK

    • Heather Felty

      Yes! I love what you said about mental strength. Sometimes we just have to tell our brain what to do and think!

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