How to Be Optimistic

by Rachel Baker on September 13, 2013

Staying Positive about even the most negative experiences goes a long way to boosting our physical and mental health. has a great article to celebrate Positive Thinking Day, with links to studies that prove the power of Positive Thinking really IS great.

Optimistic thinkers tend to anticipate the best possible outcome in any situation. (I may have totaled my car, but thank goodness for insurance!) And research suggests seeing the glass half-full is good for our health, career, and love life. Studies have found self-reported optimism predicts lower rates of mortality and cancer, and better cardiovascular health and immune function. Other research has found the benefits of positive thinking are especially pronounced in low-income countries.

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