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eXamining Your Positives
Why consider examining your positives?
Research has shown that people who consciously focus on gratitude experience greater emotional well-being and physical health than those who don’t. For those grieving, practicing thankfulness can be a challenge because there is an understandable focus on what is missing, instead of what is still present. Examining the positives by focusing on what is still good can strengthen the brain’s positive neural pathways and contribute to overall mental wellness.
How does examining your positives promote healing?
By rewiring the brain for positive emotions
By lifting mood, optimism, and resilience
By counteracting the effects of painful experiences
By increasing levels of energy, determination, persistence, and focus
“It is when you are least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you.”
~ Oprah Winfrey