How to be More Optimistic

Research has shown time and time again those who think positively or “optimists” tend to have happier and healthier lives. If you are a pessimist you can create a worst case scenario out of any event. For example, you get invited to dinner with a new co-worker and you imagine how awkward it will be and how this will turn into a tormented work relationship for the rest of your career, buying new clothes is a torment, or taking a trip to a fabulous island results in you thinking about sunburn and diseases. While it may seem that being negative can be a good defense mechanism, it can affect your entire life from your relationships to your work, school, and sports – taking this approach can be depressing.

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