7 Advantages of Being Positive ...

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If you don’t consider yourself one of those people who always sees the brighter side of things, let’s take a look at some of the advantages of being positive!

Being a positive person isn’t about wearing rose-colored glasses and being unrealistic.

There are real advantages of being positive and learning how to look at things in a different light!

1. Work Smarter

One of the lesser known advantages of being positive is that it can actually help you work smarter and not harder.

There are studies that show that positive people outperform negative people in work environments, as the positive environment fostered a improved performance.While this study was done in a workplace setting, the same can be assumed for school or other settings where you work with others!

2. Shrug off Stress

You know those people.

Those people who have permanent smiles and never seem to let anything get them down.

And whether they’re faking it or not, an advantage of being a positive person is that you can cope better with stress!2

It makes sense, if you’re able to focus on the positive side of life, you can certainly handle stress and all the curve balls that life throws your way better than dwelling on the negative!

3. Encourage Others

Let’s face it, the world can be very harsh and cruel at times.

And a good reason to be optimistic is to encourage and inspire others through hard times.

It’s definitely not an easy job, but the world needs positive people to lead others to think positive and do good for others.

The Mayo Clinic also cites positivity as a trait that helps you cope better during hardships.

Think of how dark and dismal the world would be without the powers of positivity!

4. Improved Health

Another fantastic reason to be optimistic is that you can enjoy greater health!

Harvard conducted a study with a group of 25-year old students and followed them throughout the course of their lives and found that the optimists were in better health than the pessimists at ages 45 and 60.

Other studies have identified a link between health risks and pessimism.

See, it pays to be positive!

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