Well, we're here in 2021. What are you going to do about it?
New years bring new hopes, new dreams, and new resolutions. But if last year taught us anything, it's to expect the unexpected. So how are you getting yourself pumped up to take on 2021?
The Mayo Clinic recently wrote about the pure, wonderful power of positive thinking. It's easy to get wrapped up in negative thoughts, especially these past few months. When we find ourselves thinking "You're never going to accomplish that," or "What's the point?", we're not doing ourselves any favours.
The Mayo Clinic writes:
"Positive thinking doesn't mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignore life's less pleasant situations. Positive thinking just means that you approach unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way. You think the best is going to happen, not the worst."
If your negative attitude clouds your every choice and opinion, it's no surprise that it'll eventually make a negative impact on everything in your life. And the research doesn't lie. Studies have shown optimism can contribute to a longer lifespan, lower rates of depression, and even fighting against the common cold!
It's easier said than done. If everyone could simply change to "happy!" in an instant, the world would be a much, well, happier place. But focus on what you're wanting to achieve this year, keep your head held high and a positive outlook, and it just may be more possible than you think.
What puts you in a good mood? We're always pumping ourselves up to Carly Rae Jepsen.