Will optimism help you?


   Mental health plays a very important role in helping patients improve their physical health. Patients with an optimistic spirit will make efforts to adjust their lifestyle and cooperate with the doctor’s treatment regimen to quickly recover from the disease.

Most people, when they know they are sick, tend to be pessimistic and have negative thoughts about life. In fact, optimism is like a tonic that helps you strengthen your immune system and recover from illness faster than people who are often anxious.

According to Healthline, patients with blood cancer who suffer from psychosocial issues such as anxiety, depression, or lack of attention often need longer treatment than those in better psychological health. .

* If the spirit of optimism is lacking.

Depression and anxiety can also affect cancers in general and increase the risk of infection for patients. Anxiety and depression conditions will increase cortisol levels and make the patient immunocompromised. A weakened immune system also affects other medical conditions such as heart disease or AIDS.

On the other hand, people with a positive attitude are less likely to catch a cold than those with depression, anxiety, or anger. Research even reports that people who gain weight or are sad are also more likely to have cold symptoms even when they don’t have cold triggers. (first)

Patients should know how to stay optimistic to cope with disease conditions and help their body stay healthy and recover quickly.

Here are ways to stay positive when you are sick that you can apply to recover faster.

1. Watch funny content to stay positive.

When you are sick, you should find ways to help yourself smile more because smiling can give you the following effects:

– Burn calories.
Cardiovascular protection.
– Reduces anger.
– Help you live longer.
– Temporarily relieves pain.
– Helps the whole body relax.
– Strengthens the immune system.
– Release of endorphins promotes feelings of happiness.

So what should you watch to be able to smile even when you’re sick? You can refer to content such as jokes, entertainment programs or funny videos.

Jokes: You can read jokes that both help you learn the meaning of life and relax your mind such as “Vietnamese prodigy”, “Doraemon”, “Tam Dai Gan”, “Cha” What are you hiding”, “Bad Bare”, “Rao village”…

Funny entertainment programs: Many reality TV shows have become increasingly popular on television in the evening hours to help the audience have a good laugh after a stressful working day. You can watch funny programs like “Challenge Comedian”, “Challenge Talent”, “Thank God you’re here”…

Funny videos: Your mental health will be better if you watch funny videos of today’s famous artists such as Truong Giang, Tran Thanh, Viet Huong…

2. Take time to enjoy art to stay positive.

The habit of spending time enjoying art is also a way to help you recover from illness faster. Here are suggestions that may help you.

Reading: The habit of reading books will help you mentally stimulate and relieve stress.

Listening to Music: The benefits of listening to music are to improve mood, increase feelings of euphoria, prevent depression and relieve stress.

Painting: Painting will help you reduce stress and release feelings that cannot be expressed to anyone.

Watching movies: Watching movies is a mental therapy for you to face your fears, increase motivation, increase willpower and eliminate negative thoughts.

3. Talk to an optimistic person.

Talking to an optimist while sick will help you stay positive, learn a lot, and think more positively about life. You can relax your mind while calling, having coffee or shopping with friends.

You can also go on a picnic with friends to take advantage of the mood-boosting benefits of natural sunlight. Sun exposure will help you increase serotonin levels and reduce depression. Sunlight also helps you promote bone health, prevent cancer and heal skin diseases.

4. Use full body relaxation therapy.

Relaxing your whole body will help you improve your physical and mental health. You can choose from the suggestions below to be more optimistic and happier.

Take a warm bath: A warm bath will help you lower blood sugar, lower blood pressure, reduce cold symptoms, relieve headaches, and reduce negative thoughts.

Sauna: A full body sauna will help you boost your immune system, improve blood flow, improve skin health, burn calories, heal joint pain, and promote positive thinking.

Hot foot bath: Hot foot bath is a therapy that improves mental health, strengthens the body, supports chronic disease, eliminates foot odor and helps sleep better.

Face and body massage: Massage will help you reduce conditions such as stress,aches and pains, depression, swelling, pain after surgery or injury, and insomnia. Full body massage is also a therapy to help you release body toxins and become younger.

5. Beautify yourself.

Beautifying yourself will make you more confident in yourself and happier. Beauty gives you willpower and strength to deal with fears and illnesses.

You can beautify yourself in the following ways:

Facial care: Regular washing and facial care will help your facial skin cool, clean dirt and anti-aging. This also helps your face look firmer, fuller, balanced and healthier looking. (2)

Choose nice clothes: According to Reader’s Digest, wearing nice clothes will help you reduce stress, look more individual and stronger. When you shop for clothes and change your appearance, you will lift your spirits, think optimistically, feel beautiful, and relieve a lot of pressure.

You can also shop for shoes, change your hairstyle to look trendy, happy, and improve your optimism.

6. Gentle exercise for optimism.

Gentle exercise is considered a relaxation technique with the following effects:

– Reduce fatigue.
– Reduce stress hormones.
– Reduce anger and frustration.
– Prevent sleep deprivation.
– Relieves muscle tension and chronic pain.
– Maintain blood sugar levels.
– Improve concentration and mood.
– Increase blood flow to major muscles.

You can choose to practice exercises that help you stay positive such as yoga, meditation, breathing, walking. If you find it difficult to do these movements at home, you can sign up for classes at sports centers and practice under the guidance of experts.

7. Eat and drink to ensure nutrition.

When you are sick, you should pay attention to your daily diet because this plays a very important role in restoring your health. You can refer to some foods below to help you feel more optimistic.

– Avocado: Avocado is a fruit that contains tryptophan (an essential amino acid used by the brain to produce serotonin) which helps to boost your mood.

– Berries: Berries are high in anthocyanidins and anthocyanins that can help you reduce depression and stress. These compounds are commonly found in blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

– Chicken porridge: Chicken porridge contains a lot of protein and fiber, so it can help you reduce stress, relieve pain and reduce fatigue. In addition, this chicken porridge also helps you improve your mood and boost energy.

– Bitter Chocolate: Bitter chocolate contains a lot of phenylethylamine (a substance produced by the brain when you are in love) which produces endorphins that make you feel happier.

– Yogurt: Yogurt is rich in probiotics, which can help support your mood and immune system.

* Dishes:

– Green tea:Green tea contains a lot of theanine, so it has the effect of reducing stress and anxiety.

– Salmon: Salmon is high in omega 3s, a substance that stabilizes mood, improves concentration and aids in the prevention of depression.

– Spinach: Spinach is high in folic acid and is known for its mood-enhancing benefits.

– Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in B vitamins and omega-3s, so they help keep your mood balanced, happier and more relaxed.

“One smile is equal to ten tonic ladders”, so ways to help stay positive will be a natural medicine to help you overcome illness more easily. If you are seriously ill, these positive thoughts also make you somewhat speed up the treatment and recovery process.

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