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To your health: Optimism may improve your health and success
(StatePoint) People don’t often think about how optimism impacts their lifestyle, career and relationships. But a positive attitude can help you avoid stressful situations and maintain better health.
Elena Korneeva, a psychophysiologist and author of the new book “Breath of Life,” offers these guiding principles:
• Joyful inspired and outspoken people make great company. These traits will attract people to you in both professional and personal settings.
• Laugh. People with a good sense of humor are the life of any party, at any age and in any social stratum.
• One who can sincerely laugh at his or her own mistakes can overcome most difficulties.
• Make an effort to truly understand and empathize with your conversation partners.
• Don’t be afraid of situations that haven’t even happened yet. By avoiding fear of the unknown, you can better focus on a positive solution.
• Be a better parent. With optimism and humor, your children will bring you joy rather than try your patience.
• An integral part of success is a healthy lifestyle, absent of bad habits. Eat varied, small meals four-to-five times a day, get sound sleep, and take part in sports and leisure activities you love.
• Success is often very close at hand, but by emphasizing difficulties in our lives, we neglect to focus on our strengths.
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