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The Mayo Clinic has said it best. Positive people and positive energy benefit your health. In their own research, the Clinic has published that a positive attitude and energy force benefits your health in the following ways;

Increased life span
Lower rates of depression
Lower levels of distress
Greater resistance to the common cold
Better psychological and physical well-being
Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
But what happens when you’re trying to cope with life, work stress, personal stress, and so forth? What happens when people who you see daily are simply negative? Well, it can rub off on you and impact your mental and physical health!

I think the best way to deal with negative aspects of life, or negative people in general, is to simply be grateful and appreciative! I recently read that “people that don’t appreciate the nuances of their lives live in a constant state of lacking. And it’s really difficult to live a positive life this way.”

I believe that when we begin to be grateful and appreciate everything in our lives, we start to allow ourselves, and our attitudes, to shift from one of selfishness to one of appreciation. This appreciation rubs off on others and helps us to remain positive and helps others around us do the same.

So, on this Tuesday, stay grateful!

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