Optimism: A Tool for Happiness
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Optimism, happiness, and positivity. There are multiple benefits to being optimistic, including emotional and physical heath, persistence, less stress, ability to achieve and a longer life! Do you want to experience a positive and long-lived life? Then it is time for you to practice the art of optimism.
Cognitive Therapy, a psychotherapy used to treat depression and mental disorders, as well as anxiety is a proven method that creates a better outcome than drugs. Those who practice optimism often have the ability to reframe their thought processes to better accept future setbacks, whereas drugs are only a temporary fix. If you or you or a loved one is suffering from a mental condition, drop the drugs and seek Cognitive Therapy to treat the condition and practice optimism for optimal emotional stability.
Pessimistic or Optimistic? Are you aware that pessimistic individuals have a higher rate of diseases, early mortality and overall poor health? Researchers recently carried out a cortisol study with optimists and pessimists and found that optimists have a more stable biochemical balance in stressful situations. Effects of cortisol include higher blood pressure, increased abdominal fat, decreased muscle mass and bone tissue, as well as a lower immunity and impaired cognitive performance. Do you know what this means? Optimists are less likely to become ill and are more likely to be smarter, slimmer and fitter than pessimists. Optimistic people are healthier and in return live longer lives! What is your choice? Happiness is not chore. YOU can practice optimism and enjoy a healthier lifestyle and a happier you.
The ability to achieve is another known benefit of optimism. In the workplace environment, businesses pursue optimistic individuals due to the fact that it pays off hiring those who can take charge and create success out of uncertainty. Pessimistic individuals tend to paralyze themselves from analysis, creating fear of uncertainty rather the courage leading to unsuccessful productivity.
Don’t give up! Optimistic people are less likely to give up than pessimistic ones. In fact, an optimistic person who goes bankrupt, for example, are more likely to pick themselves up again to pursue greater achievements and succeed.
Stress Management is a common practice among optimists because less stress is a key to happiness! Optimists believe in themselves, therefore they have the ability to create more positive events in their lives to overcome simple setbacks in life. They tend to take more risks to make good things happen in life BECAUSE they believe in themselves! Rather than worry and stress over uncertainty and negative aspects in life, work towards making the best of the situation. You might just find yourself at an even greater success!
Live a Longer Life
Do you want to live a longer life? It is a proven fact that those who are optimistic live longer and healthier lives! Certain studies show that optimists live longer than pessimists due to many facts and reasons. Optimists and Pessimists see the world in different ways, which can affect the reactions and experiences of stress and stressors. For example, an optimist can experience the loss of a job, but instead of giving up and letting it become a stressful and emotional experience as a pessimist would, the person will move on with high hopes to achieve a greater position. Another reason why optimists live longer lives is due to optimal health. A study showed that women with breast cancer who were optimistic in beating the cancer had better outcomes than hopeless and pessimistic cancer patients. Do you see your cup half full or half empty? Fill YOUR cup half full and live a fuller and longer life!
A POSITIVE AND UPBEAT PERSONALITY IS THE SECRET TO A LONG LIFE!
A sunny and happy disposition might just be your key to a long and healthy life! Let’s recall the advantages to optimism:
What will you do for success, happiness, optimal health and a longer life? Optimism IS the key and YOU CAN CREATE A BETTER LIFE FOR YOURSELF!