|Tips for Maintaining a Positive Outlook|
According to the Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.com), if you can learn to maintain a positive attitude through life's successes as well as frustrations, you may experience increased energy, less pain, fewer problems with your daily activities, and you may even feel more peaceful, happy, and calm. It will take practice to see the positive, but here's how you can start.
Be Grateful—Gratitude may help you feel happier and free you up to look to the future optimistically. List everything you are grateful for in life. In addition, you may find you'd like to list things you'd like to achieve too.
Eat Well—Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains can improve the way you feel and help your body and mind run more efficiently.
Exercise Regularly—Aerobic exercise will release endorphins — substances that produce feelings of satisfaction and wellness — which reduces stress, depression and anxiety.
Rest Plenty—Rest gives your body and mind time to mend. Sleep will improve your attitude and give you energy for physical activities and coping with stress.