Practicing Optimism

Practicing Optimism

Optimism is one of those mindsets that can be improved with practice.  Why is it so important to be optimistic?  Optimism has been proven to improve the immune system, prevent chronic disease, and help people cope with unfortunate news.  Studies show that optimistic people live longer, bounce back from illness faster, and display low levels of depression, stress, and anxiety.  Optimism has been linked to greater life satisfaction and self-esteem.  In short, optimism is good for your health and well-being.

At Acacia Creek, a Masterpiece Living Certified Center for Successful Aging, and retirement community, we believe that optimism is an important part of all wellness categories – intellectual, social, physical, and purposeful. Optimistic people understand that negative events are only temporary and manageable. They don’t resort to worrying or complaining; instead, they take action on what they have control over and let go of what they don’t.  They don’t build small issues into catastrophes. They rather ask: will this always happen to me, or can I change the outcome?

Practice optimism by noticing how to you respond to issues and upset.  Do you escalate events or learn and grow from them?

 

Penny Vittoria

Successful Aging Coach

 

Acacia Creek Retirement Community inspires residents to live an active, meaningful life. Our mission as a senior community is to enrich the independence, well-being, and security of our residents through exceptional services and care based on Masonic values.

To learn more about Acacia Creek or our senior housing opportunities, visit us at www.acaciacreek.org.