Can it be that simple? Feel good and be well? Maybe. There are a few people out there that strongly believe that positive emotional and mental well-being is the secret to living a long, healthy life.
Emmanuel Lopez, a.k.a. Motivatorman, a good friend of mine and eternal optimist who uses movies to motivate, wrote an intriguing post last week, “Who Wants to Live Forever? – Highlander“. He suggests that healthy living has more to do with a positive mindset and attitude, and creating positive, emotional energy than diet and exercise.
Motivatorman cites several news stories covering long life and healthy living. He points out that a positive attitude seems to be a common denominator among the healthy, abnormally aged elderly found in the world’s Blue Zones.
And from a Japan Times’ article, Emmanuel references 97-year-old author and physician, Shigeaki Hinohara’s first healthy living tip, “Energy comes from feeling good, not from eating well or sleeping a lot.”
Although Emmanuel focuses on the importance of a positive mindset to living healthy and long, he makes sure to end his post with:
So whether or not you want to live forever why not recognize the benefits of adapting a more conscious lifestyle. Be more aware of your lifestyle choices in the areas of diet, mindset attitudes and relationships. They all lead to a youthful and energized state of mind.
So what do you think, Readers? Is feeling good the tipping point for total health and wellness?
What do you think will happen if we simply focus on developing a positive attitude until it becomes habit?