Optimism is good for your health and well-being. Studies have shown
that people with a positive mindset choose a healthier diet and have a better overall lifestyle. They also tend to be more educated and successful. Most likely, it works in two ways. Optimism creates and maintains good habits, and these good habits lead to a better life and more positive mindset.
You might think that optimism is something you're born with, but it's actually only 25% heritable. That means you can 'train' positive thinking using some relatively easy tools, which should help you stick to your new healthy habits. Here are a few of these tools.