In this day and age it can be very difficult to keep a positive frame of mind. With all of the things going on in the news and how busy you might get from working a long day, it is quite easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out which is why depression has been continually on the rise lately.
Now more than every individuals are struggling with their mental health and well-being. Some psychologists believe that it has to do with how busy people are and the fact that these individuals lack a sense of connection which is vital to leading a happy and healthy life.
“Many people are worried about how busy they are,” said Dr. Laurel Williams, chief of psychiatry at Texas Children’s Hospital.
“There’s a lack of community. There’s the amount of time that we spend in front of screens and not in front of other people. If you don’t have a community to reach out to, then your hopelessness doesn’t have any place to go.”
Because so many people are being inundated with their to-do list and spending so much time in front of their screens, many psychologists are worried that individuals in today’s society are not living a balanced life. Studies have indicated that when people become isolated and lose their connection to their friends and family in real time, depression and anxiety can set in causing a downward spiral.
In a recent interview, psychologist Alex Miller suggested that people spend a minimum of twenty minutes a day focusing on their positive mental attitude. “Things like reading books, praying, or taking in positive quotes can be very beneficial” said Mr. Miller. “It’s important that people invest the time to nurture and feed their mind with the right information so that they can feed their mind and soul the sustenance it needs to thrive”.
In his interview, he provided these list of positive quotes that can help keep your mind focusing on the right thoughts:
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. – Swami Vivekananda
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. – Mahatma Gandhi
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. – Mary Lou Retton
A major factor in determining how our lives turn out is the way we choose to think. Everything that goes on inside the human mind in the form of thoughts, ideas, and information forms our personal philosophy.
Your attitude is critical to success. If you expect things to be difficult, it will always be easier to solve problems, overcome adversity, and have an enthusiastic energy about how you go about and enjoy your work. – Nick Saban
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. ― Roy T. Bennett,
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. – Oprah Winfrey
No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things. – Demi Lovato
In essence, the bulk of our negative self-talk comes from adopting a worldly standard and worldly values as the primary standard through which we filter our thinking. John Stange
Be positive. Your mind is more powerful than you think. What is down in the well comes up in the bucket. Fill yourself with positive things. – Tony Dungy