I just had cataract surgery. I have to admit, I was pretty nervous about it. It’s not a small thing and it made me feel like I’d hit some kind of Third Age rite of passage. I even asked that question in our Facebook group!
But you know what I’ve found after I had my surgery? The world has opened up to me again! My vision is clearer, I’m getting to see colors more vibrantly, and enjoying the world around me more clearly. It’s like the lemonade in the lemons!
I could have totally spiraled about being “old” and having cataract surgery. But instead, I’m choosing to see how it’s given me some youth back!
With trying to find the positive in my recent health, I started to think about how our thinking helps and hurts us. Did you know that how you see the world can actually impact how fast or slow we age?
In her book The Positive Shift, Dr. Catherine A. Sanderson shows us how our thoughts and mindset actually exert a substantial impact on our physical and mental health.
Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity
How we think about ourselves and the world around us can actually affect how long we live. People with a positive mindset about aging particularly end up living an average of 7.5 years longer than those without.
While you might be thinking that positivity has never been your strong suit, Dr. Sanderson shows us how to make small changes to our lives to get there.
In The Positive Shift, she breaks down the science of thought and demonstrates how, no matter what our natural tendency, with practice we can make minor tweaks in our mindset that will improve the quality—and longevity—of our life.
Change Your Thoughts for a Longer, Happier Life
Dr. Sanderson combines cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine – plus real-world examples. In The Positive Shift, she provides readers with practical and easy strategies for changing our natural tendency towards negative thought patterns and behaviors.
I love how simple some of these tweaks are! Some of her suggested behaviors include:
- Appreciating nature, with actions as simple as eating lunch outside
- Giving to others, like volunteering
- Spending money on experiences, not possessions
This compelling book is an easy read that provides you actional ways to improve your own personal happiness.
Discover why hundreds of readers have called it a “must read” and learn how to live a happier, longer life.