Why is it important to have a positive mentality in difficult times? It is important because maintaining a positive mindset helps us protect our mental health, stay mentally and physically healthy, and seize the moment instead of giving into depression.
Looking on the positive side seems like an exercise we all need to apply. How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan knows that thinking positive is the best remedy for being healthy.
The beloved star, 46, of TV hits like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother talks about the importance of a positive mindset.
Alyson Hannigan says that despite what is happening in the world, she remains positive:
With all that’s going on in the world recently, I’m doing better more than I am not. There are days where I think, “This is so overwhelming.” It’s a roller coaster of emotions. But my sister-in-law is a nurse. So every time I want to whine about something, I think about her and all the people like her around the world who are doing things I cannot even fathom. I try to honor all of the different emotions going on within myself and my family, but then also keep in mind that I absolutely can’t complain, she tells Health Magazine
Alyson revealed that she experienced a bad situation at the university that motivated her to change her mindset:
I remember the moment I became an optimist. I was walking across my college campus, and somebody passed by me. In my head, I insulted that person. I stopped myself and thought, “Why would I think something negative about a person I don’t even know?” So, immediately, I made myself think three nice things about them.
From then on, anytime I thought something negative, I’d make myself think three positive things. After a while, it became second nature.