Positive Thinking

People often debate whether your outlook on life has an actual effect on mental health, or whether mental health is based on environmental and genetic factors.

The truth is that a variety of factors affects mental health, including your outlook, but outlook is likely the number one factor. The next section discusses why.

Factors Affecting Mental Health

According to mountains of research, these are the primary factors that affect the state of your mental health, in no particular order: Continue reading

The Connection Between Self Esteem and Positive ThinkingIndividuals with poor self-esteem have a hard time adopting a positive view on life. Childhood experiences play a major part in the development of self-esteem, although self-esteem is also a mix of your outward accomplishments and your inward confidence.

The good news is that anyone is able to improve his or her self-esteem and maintain a positive outlook on the world.

First, you need to work on your self-image.

Self-Image and Success

The most common attribute you will find among successful people is a positive attitude. The bottom line is that confident, successful individuals all (or nearly all) display a positive attitude. Continue reading