Exactly How Full Is Your Glass?

Contributed Winona Benson, Certified Health Coach

Picture a big glass goblet filled to the halfway mark with water. How do you see it? Half-full or half-empty?  
Consistently finding the glass half-empty and the world as a difficult place is a hallmark of negativity.  
Research has found that a negative outlook can contribute to everything from depression to heart disease to lowered immune system function. It can affect sleep, weight maintenance, the quality of your relationships, your social life and even your ability to hold a job.  
Now imagine what it would feel like to approach life from a place of positivity, fun, connection, health and possibility. Sounds good, doesn’t it? 
6 Simple Tips to Make a Positive Switch: To help wipe out negativity, try one or more of the following action steps.
• Go complaint-free. Try going an hour without complaining and see the positive things in your life. Next, try a day, a week and so on.  
• Keep a gratitude journal. Each evening, list ten or more things that you are grateful for. 
• Give compliments freely. Notice the good in others. Praise every person you interact with.
• Find beauty everywhere in your world. Notice its gorgeousness.
• Share your good news. Studies show that sharing happy events brings even more happiness. 
• Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. 

 Maintaining a positive outlook takes practice and the more you do it, the easier it gets. The pay-off - a happier, healthier life - is absolutely worth the effort. 
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