Being a pessimist is bad for your health and brain—here's what to do about it (via CNBCMakeIt)
When you're constantly expecting the worst — especially about the little things — the effects can become more pronounced over time until, eventually, they become too distressing to ignore.
Here are the harmful side effects of being a pessimist:
Anticipating the consequences of forgetting to reply to an email or being unprepared for a meeting that's weeks away can prevent you from getting at least
One quick solution is to "focus on an imaginary scenario, which is unimportant but has a story, thereby diverting your attention," sleep expert Dr. Neil Stanley
published in Harvard Women's Health Watch, is to turn your clock in a different direction so you can't see it; watching the sleepless minutes pass may cause more stress, thus making it harder to shut your eyes.
During 11 years of follow-up, 122 people died from coronary heart disease (CHD). "Those who died from CHD were significantly more pessimistic at baseline than the others," the researchers noted.
. "If you're pessimistic and have health issues, it's even more important to take care of your physical health."Read more: CNBC
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