Reflection can only be healthy in a positive mind. Much like your physical body needs to live in a healthy environment, your mental body does as well. When you look at the environment of your mind what do you see? What is your perspective or outlook, because that is the key to anyone's mental environment? Is your mind clouded with negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions? If so, than your reflections will show it. Do you see yourself or your teammates struggling or do you see how blessed you all are to be given opportunities, not challenges, so you may change the world.... Read More
Dryw Dworsky, Ph.D. & Vikki Krane, Ph.D.
Bowling Green State University :
Being injured is no fun! Often it means that athletes and exercisers are in pain and they are not able to participate in the sport they love. Often when we think of being injured, it means that we need to wait for the body to heal. However, what if you learned that you might be able to speed up the healing process? Research suggests that maintaining a positive attitude and using mental skills are related to a shorter rehabilitation.
The Mayo Clinic conducted a study that offers insights into how positive thinking can contribute to how well - and maybe how long - you live.
According to the 2006 study on thyroid cancer survivors, optimism may be associated with a higher quality of life, both mentally and physically. Another recent study by The Mayo Clinic goes a step further, claiming that an optimist may enjoy a longer life than a pessimist. An optimist is less likely to have depression and may be more likely to maintain a healthier lifestyle, paying more attention to their diet and activity levels.