Why it is important
Optimists have lower risk of cardiovascular disease, decreased stress and depression, stronger immune systems with greater resistance to the common cold, faster recovery rates following injury or surgery, and increased longevity. People who smile more often have higher life satisfaction and live longer. Optimists are more physically healthy and cope better with stress. Optimists are more liked by others. Positive thinkers have better coping skills during serious diseases and other times of hardships and stress. Individuals with a more positive view of aging live longer than those with more negative views of aging. Optimism seem to be a major factor in living a healthy, successful life.
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind
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