National Attitude Day
National Attitude Day is observed next on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 (256 days from today).
Today is all about keeping a positive attitude. Many of those with a positive attitude have as many problems as those with a negative attitude, but they don't let problems control their outlook. People with a positive attitude are generally healthier. They have a lower risk of heart attack or cardiovascular disease and are also more likely to recover from strokes, traumatic brain injuries and brain tumors. It seems that a positive attitude can protect against stress-induced inflammation. A positive attitude can also help people make healthier decisions in the first place, which will lead to better health later on.
It seems that for every day, there is a symbol… some are more important than others, but each has its own symbol. Today is National Attitudes Day, and while I think some of the designated days are silly and absurd, some of them are designed to make you think a little. National Attitude Day is one of these latter days. People often allow negativity to rule their lives, but think about the people in your life who are always happy and have a good attitude. Those are the people you want in your life, because they make you smile just thinking about them. Those people have as many problems as the people you know who are always negative. They just don't let problems determine their attitude.
My mother was one of those people who refused to let problems determine her attitude. She would just start singing…usually lines like “Keep on the Sunny Side” or “Let your smile be your umbrella”. Of course, as children, we didn't always appreciate her attitude…especially when we felt it meant she didn't understand that we had a problem and that we were not happy about that. She understood, though, and that's why she started singing. She knew that if she could also let us sing, we would feel better. That's what a good attitude means…it makes you feel better, even when you have problems. That's what I find myself missing about my mother… her attitude. She used to do the funniest things to try to make us all goofy, especially if we were fighting, and believe me when I say that five girls can fight…everyone from quarrels to hair pulling. Sometimes she's so frustrated with a fight that she'll move an area of the room out and tell us to fight. Of course, that usually makes us all laugh, so the fight is over. What a wise woman mom!!
People don't like to see someone with a bad attitude. They take one look at your face, and if you get a sour look at it, they'll start doing whatever it takes to make you smile. As a teenager, I used to hate it. I tend to be a focused person, and so often scowl at my reality…maybe not the best way to spend my youth, but it is. I can't tell you how often people try to tell me to smile… while I do, I also get annoyed. Now I look back and realize that they were trying to do the same thing my mother did… bring me back to life's sunny sun.
The Power of Positive Thinking
It is believed that people with a family history of heart disease who had a positive opinion were one-third less to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular event within 5 to 25 years than people with a positive opinion.
That is founded by Johns Hopkins expert Lisa R. Yanek, M.P.H. and her colleagues. Findings held up even among people with the most family history of risk factors for coronary heart disease, and active people in the general population had less risk of heart attack or coronary events. 13 percent lower than their negative counterparts.
Yanek and her team determined "positive" versus "negative" attitudes using a survey tool that measures happiness, energy, anxiety, and satisfaction levels for overall health and life. However, you don't need a survey to gauge your own positivity; Yanek said that people tended to know what they're like.
- Your hope and your heart
The mechanism for the link between health and positivity is still unclear, but researchers suspect that more active people may be better protected against the inflammatory effects of stress. Another possibility is that hope and positivity help us make better decisions about our health and life as well. Moreover, we can focus more on long-term goals. Studies have also found that negative emotions can weaken the immune response.
What is clear, however, is that there is certainly a strong link between "positivity" and health. Additional studies have found that a positive attitude improves life outcomes and satisfaction in many conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and brain tumors.
- Can you increase your bright side?
While a positive personality is something we are born with and not something we can inherently change, says Yanek, there are steps you can take to improve your outlook and reduce your risk of disease. Heart.
- Simply smile more.
A University of Kansas study found that smiling - even a fake one - lowers heart rate and blood pressure in stressful situations. So try a few minutes of YouTube humor therapy when you're stomping around in line or wondering about a job or family situation. It's hard not to smile while watching a favorite funny video.
- Practice rearranging.
For example, instead of being stressful about traffic jams, appreciate the fact that you can afford a car and spend a few more minutes on listening to music or the news. Moreover, you should recognize that there is absolutely nothing to prevent it.
- Build resilience.
Resilience is the ability to adapt to stressful and/or negative situations and losses. Experts recommend the following main ways to build your building:
Maintain good relationships with family and friends.
Accept that change is part of life.
Take action on problems rather than just hoping they go away or waiting for them to resolve on their own.
How to celebrated National Attitude Day
Celebrate National Attitude Day effectively by working hardly to improve your attitude. Make an effort to smile more. Fix the situation when you're in a situation that looks bad, try to see it in a positive light and see the benefits of going through it. Work on building resilience so you can withstand tough life situations. Some ways to do this include building healthy relationships with family and friends, accepting the change that occurs in your life, and taking actions to solve the problem. You can also celebrate this day by reading positive attitude quotes or a book about positive thinking and attitude.
ObservedNational Attitude Day has been observed annually on June 5th.
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