Optimism gives you the motivation and confidence to live life on your terms and achieve what you really want.
Instead of dwelling on the problems, you see the opportunities. You find the silver lining in the worst of situations. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s guaranteed with practice and the actionable guidance this book offers.
Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:
Increased life span
Lower rates of depression
Lower levels of distress
Greater resistance to the common cold
Better psychological and physical well-being
Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
It’s unclear why people who engage in positive thinking experience these health benefits. One theory is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on your body. It’s also thought that positive and optimistic people tend to live healthier lifestyles