The attitude of an individual has a lot to do with their performance at the workplace. However, the choice of attitude is completely up to the personal characteristics and preferences of the individual as well as the conditions in which they have been brought up and are presently residing in! The difference in optimistic and pessimistic attitudes could be observed clearly on the health, life, and work of an individual. Hence the following discussion would be dedicated to the observation of the reasons for which optimists are happier than pessimists.
Optimistic people are healthy ones
Let us be clear about facts! Optimistic people are known to have better cardiac health, and this has been proved in a study by the University of Illinois in 2015. Furthermore, optimistic people have a consistent inclination to safeguard their health with better dietary and exercise habits. These factors clearly show that optimists can take good care of their health and subsequently it improves the quality of their life.
Dealing with mental health
Pessimistic people are at higher risks of depression. On the contrary, optimistic people are known to combat episodes of stress easily and are also able to contain excessive disturbances in emotions. Optimistic people are known for dealing with stress causing factors directly without any delay thereby helping them to stay away from the complicated outcomes of stress.
Optimistic people are also known for being direct in recognizing that they have flaws and have made mistakes. The higher levels of acceptance in optimistic people make them proactive in the identification of vital approaches to solving their problems. Optimistic people are highly associated with creativity by taking risks and experimenting with new things beyond their comfort zone. These factors account for self-fulfilment thereby leading to a happy and content person.
Receiving the adulation of others
Optimistic people in the workplace are loved by everyone and are the point of attraction for other employees. This opportunity allows people to perceive belongingness with the surrounding environment, i.e., workplace thereby leading to a boost in their morale. Higher morale of an individual ultimately leads to improved happiness. On the contrary, pessimistic people are more likely to promote negative thoughts that can invoke the dissent of colleagues at the workplace. This does not bode well with any individual and generally leads to isolation of pessimistic people who continue to be unhappy.
The benefits always keep you happy!
The other promising benefits of an optimistic attitude that can ensure the happiness of an individual include the opportunities for promotions and strengthening relationships at the workplace. Nothing could be better than earning success through your attitude, is there?
Becoming a better person
You should always be motivated to stay optimistic not only because of the benefits it has for your professional pursuits but also for the betterment of your health and social camaraderie. The one proven way to combat negative attitudes is questioning. Does the thought give something useful to you? Is the thought accurate?
Take some time to reflect on such questions, and you would find negative thoughts disappearing gradually. Healthy distractions such as music, meditation or the gym could always work in your favor to develop an optimistic attitude. Finally, you should always be mindful about the judgments you make concerning the workplace.