Optimism Works ~ The Connection Between Hope & Optimism & Health

Hope is about leaving room for something good to happen. Optimism is about having hope, trusting that things will work out. Hope and optimism are linked to your belief that things will turn out okay when change happens in your life. We know that people can learn to be more optimistic and hopeful, and that engaging in these positive behaviors can improve one’s health. In research studies, optimism and hope have been linked to better physical and mental health outcomes.1 Optimism can help people to have more successful relationships and to be more involved in their community. It can also promote a sense of well-being during difficult times.

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