Studies show that individuals with a positive outlook on life tend to have effective coping skills, which help them make the best out of unfortunate and unexpected situations. This ability to see the ‘silver lining’ may be the key to protecting your heart in stressful situations.
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A study of patients with heart disease followed for six to 10 years found that those with pessimistic beliefs about their recovery were twice as likely to die during that timeframe as those who felt more optimistic.
Duke University Medical Center conducted psychological assessments on 2,825 patients hospitalized for heart disease.
During the study, patients were asked to describe their expectations about their ability to recover from their illness and regain a normal life. After follow up five to 10 years later, 978 of the patients died, with 66% dying of heart disease.
Tweet By Guest Blogger – Noah St.John Recently, I was in Los Angeles having lunch with some friends who are millionaires and deca-millionaires – people worth $1 million to $10 million and up. As I looked around the table, something made me smile. I noticed that none of us looked remarkable in any way. No [...]
Imagine constantly trying to do something you’re not very good at, something that does not utilize your best strengths. Day after day, you struggle through. You might improve over time and learn skills you didn’t have before, but because the activity is not a core strength, you’ll expend a lot of time and energy only to meet with mediocre results at best. Like success author Jack Canfield says, it’s like driving a car with the emergency brake on.
But what if you decided to take that energy and use it to build on your strengths, something that is more natural for you? Imagine how far that might take you. Right now much of the world is watching the Olympics, and you can bet that the people who accept the gold on that podium know the benefits of capitalizing on their strengths.
You can benefit from the very same mindset. Make a decision now to understand your strengths, and then endeavor to use them, improve upon them, and benefit from them even more. Release the emergency brake!
Here are two things you can do right now to stop stressing and stay positive:
Best selling author and guest blogger at StopStressingNow.Com Noah St. John knows how to get people to succeed in life. He’s coached thousands. Sometimes what is keeping you from success can be the most simple thing.
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You Know How to Lose Weight, Here’s Why You’re Not Doing It
Let’s face facts: every one knows that in order to lose weight, all you have to do is eat right and exercise. But a new diet book appears on the bestseller lists about as often as Hollywood releases a new Amy Adams movie.
So why, with this avalanche of “how to lose weight” information, are Americans still getting fatter by the nanosecond?
Here’s the surprising answer no one’s talking about: It’s NOT because you need more “how-to’s” of losing weight. It’s because you need to uncover your hidden Why-Not-To’s of Losing Weight.
Judy, a 55-year-old working grandma from Texas, had tried every diet and exercise program out there. She’d lose weight temporarily, then gain it right back and beat herself up.
I asked her in our coaching sessions why she didn’t want to lose weight – to list her Why-Not-To’s of Losing Weight. Judy realized for the first time that she believed that keeping the excess weight would protect her.
Saying to a working mom “don’t let money affect your relationships” is like saying “don’t let oxygen affect your breathing.”
Without one, it’s awfully hard to have the other.
What I tell my coaching clients who come to me with money worries is that money doesn’t CHANGE anything; it REVEALS everything.
Money acts as a magnifying glass. If you’re a poor jerk, you’ll be a rich jerk – only jerkier. If you’re a broke nice person, you’ll be a rich nice person – only nicer.
And if there are problems simmering beneath the surface in your relationship, those problems will only be exacerbated when money’s tight.
So in these tough financial times, how can we make sure our relationships stay healthy (even if our 401K doesn’t)?
Here are five relationships assumptions working moms need to avoid when money is tight:
Gordon Simmons and Tracy Brown, started Happiness Inside because they truly believe that when people turn their awareness inward, they can begin to discover how to become happier. And I agree! Just like getting fit is no mystery, getting happier isn’t really complicated either. And yet, both can be difficult if you don’t have support, knowledge, drive, and a set of tools you can use to accomplish the job. So they started www.HappinessInside.com Because they know that when you are happier, so are your friends and family – and even their friends and family. What if we could get millions of people focusing on increasing their happiness? What wonderful ripple effect could be created in the world? They are our latest guest bloggers here at StopStressingNow.Com and It’s with great pleasure that I introduce to you…
Noah St. John – is the bestselling author of six books including The Secret Code of Success and The Book of Afformations.
Founder of http://SuccessClinic.com , Noah’s work is endorsed by top experts like Stephen Covey, Jack Canfield and Harvey Mackay. Noah has appeared in over 1,000 media outlets including CNN, ABC, NBC, and The Washington Post.
Since 1997, Noah has taught tens of thousands of people in over 40 countries the simple steps to enjoy more wealth faster, easier and with far less effort.
The problem with “affirmations” is that they don’t work for most people. Why? Because you’re trying to convince yourself of something you don’t really believe.
Have you ever been persuaded to try “affirmations”… and then had… absolutely nothing happen?
Me too. And about a billion other people.
One morning in April 1997, I was taking a shower and thinking about how the human mind is always in the process of asking and seeking the answers to questions. For example, if I were to ask you “Why is the sky blue?”, your mind would start searching for the answer. So I asked myself a logical question: “If the human mind is always asking and searching for the answers to questions, why are we told to repeat positive statements we don’t believe? Instead, why don’t we ask ourselves empowering questions – questions that will force us to change our thought patterns from negative to positive in order to answer them?”