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We all know the benefits of having a sunny disposition,
but new studies show that a slightly negative outlook on life might be more beneficial than you may think. According to the HuffPo, we can now feel better about harboring those humdrum thoughts.
Julie Norem, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Wellesley College, makes a case that pessimists can potentially live longer, more productive, and stress-free lives. Who knew? This isn’t to infer that you should aim to be a pessimist, but if the mood strikes — embrace it. Pessimistic thinking comes in many forms — from the tendency to anticipate negative outcomes to lowered expectations — so, go ahead and call the glass half-empty.