Emotional vitality: a sense of enthusiasm, hopefulness engagement.
Optimism: the perspective that good things will happen, and that one’s actions account for the good things that occur in life.
Supportive networks of family and friends.
Being good at ‘self regulations,’ i.e. bouncing back from stressful challenges and knowing that things will eventually look up again; choosing healthy behaviors such as physical activity and eating well; and avoiding risky behaviors such as unsafe sex, drinking alcohol to excess, and regularly overeating.
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