Research indicates that being optimistic boosts overall physical health and lowers the risk of death from all causes. A positive attitude also has been shown to help patients who suffer from heart disease caused by narrowed arteries.  In a group of 545 men age 64 to 84, those who were optimistic had a roughly 50 percent lower risk of cardiovascular death over 15 years of follow-up.

Find ways to see the positive before you and you will live longer and be happier in the process.