Several studies concluded that people who are generally more optimistic have significantly lower risk of serious illnesses like cancer, strokes, heart and respiratory diseases. The interesting thing is that scientists yet don’t know why this is happening. One theory claims that a positive attitude towards life helps people cope better with stressful situations, which subsequently reduces negative effects of stress on our bodies.
And obviously, positive thinkers are generally happier and enjoy life more. So, optimism can substantially improve your life and the good thing is that there are ways how to train it yourself. That’s why we put together a few tips for you. At the same time, we are well aware that optimism is no magic bullet so at the end you will also find an extra tip on how to cope with life situations when it is really hard to think positively.