Optimalism, A Recap…
My way of life is that of Optimalism. I’ve written before about it, but here is a quick recap on it’s positive power:
What is Optimalism…?
Optimalism is the combined meaning of the following words: Optimum Best; most likely to bring success or advantage.
Optimism The quality of being full of hope & emphasising the good parts of a situation, or a belief that something good will happen.
Optimise: To make something as good as possible.
Optimist: Someone who always believes that good things will happen.
Optimal: Best or most favourable.
‘What Optimalism Means To Me… A set of principles to live by that produce an optimal state of being. Follow these principles & you gain access to an optimal life’
To be optimistic is when one expects the best possible outcome from any given situation.
To remain optimistic in life is a skill that can be practiced, honed & mastered.
This is certainly a vital skill & studies have proven that those who remain optimistic are less susceptible to illness & disease.
Research has emerged showing the relationships between several psychological constructs & health. Optimism is one of these concepts, & has been shown to explain between 5–10% of the variation in the likelihood of developing some health conditions, notably including cardiovascular disease, stroke, & depression.
Laura Kubzansky Ph.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences & Director of the Society & Health Psychophysiology Laboratory, is at the forefront of such research.
In a 2007 study that followed more than 6,000 men & women aged 25 to 74 for 20 years, for example, she found that emotional vitality— a sense of enthusiasm, of hopefulness, of engagement in life, & the ability to face life’s stresses with emotional balance—appears to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The protective effect was distinct & measurable, even when taking into account such wholesome behaviours as not smoking & regular exercise.
Among dozens of published papers, Kubzansky has shown that children who are able to stay focused on a task & have a more positive outlook at age 7, report better general health & fewer illnesses 30 years later. She has found that optimism cuts the risk of coronary heart disease by half.
The Bottom Line…
The bottom line is that Optimalism, makes for better, happier & healthier days & a life full of Health Wealth! To read more be sure to check out the full text here: Health Wealth: Feel Like a Billion Dollars Every Day Of The Week.
To Your Best Health,
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