Optimists

People who are optimists have better health and can promote great experiences for others. They are optimistic and can work with special needs children and adults because they are great examples of seeing the best in people.

Some people called others who are optimistic dreamers, and they see the glass half full. They are realistic thinkers who choose to remain positive in the face of any dilemmas, even traumas. After a dreadful divorce, I got so sick with fibroids, anemia, and hyperthyroidism, I remained calm and knew that I would get through these turmoils. I remembered my doctor told me that I might have cancer, and said to him that I do not want it. I had to keep my mind positive and focus on my children and also my future grandchildren.

In the publication of Momentary effect and the optimism healthy relationship: An ambulatory assessment study. In this research, optimists who implement festive mood were less likely to drink alcohol, and they exercise m.

“In considering the relationship between Optimism and health, only the relation between the LOT-R subscale optimism and health status was significant. The effect of dispositional Optimism on momentary health status remained significant even if affect scores were entered into the model. These results are consistent with findings from previous studies. Kubzansky et al. (2004) found an association between the optimism subscale and self-rated health status but not for the pessimism subscale. This suggests that Optimism might have a greater impact on health or at least on perceived health status.”Rostalski

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Pessimistic people mostly think that it is their fault for bad things that happened to them. They would imagine negatives issues will stay in their lives. However, people who are optimistic know that there are expirations for all bad experiences. People who have negatives mindsets are more depress and most likely to commit suicide. Your environments can also dictate how you feel, and you need to be keen to understand that things will change.

According to Forgeard & Seligman; Mohanty & Begum, people with an optimistic mindset, have better lives. I can understand their evaluations because I am more at peace, and I can help more people because I see the glass half full. Also, Bennett & Elliotts, 2005; Jackson, Sellers & Peterson, 2002 explained how people with pessimistic mindsets could get sick often when dealing with stress.

In this youtube video, the doctor teaches others how to maintain a positive mindset to stay healthy. Even if you do not believe in doctors or other experts, the way you think can influence your health. In martial arts environments, they taught students to be positive and go for the goals that they set their minds to get. I dealt with s illness; however, I choose to be positive and trust that my doctors can help me get healthy.

“Pessimistic explanatory styles have been linked to depression and suicide (Hirsch, Wolford, LaLonde, Brunk, & Parker-Morris, 2009; Peterson & Seligman, 1984). When people with negative explanatory styles encounter a bad event, like losing a job, they are likely to explain it due to something about them, such as having unmarketable skills. In essence, something that will always be there, such as no one will ever hire someone with their skills, and something global, such as that all of their skills are useless.”Feenstra, J. (2013).

Although children in middle school and high school experienced depressive disorders and symptoms with CBT techniques is used to build positive ways to get rid of depression.

Considering the relationship between Optimism and health, only the relation between the LOT-R subscale optimism and health status was significant. The effect of dispositional Optimism on momentary health status remained significant even if affect scores were entered into the model. These results are consistent with findings from previous studies. Kubzansky et al. (2004) found an association between the optimism subscale and self-rated health status but not for the pessimism subscale. This suggests that Optimism might have a more significant impact on health or, at least, on perceived health status.

Optimists have a better lifestyle special with good health and appreciation for people and things that equip them to impact the world.

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Marie A. Diaz-Cervo

ABA therapist | Published Writer | Consultant