According to writer Kaia Roman, in the Huffington Post, studies show that optimists are happier, more creative, faster at solving problems, and have increased mental alertness compared to pessimists. Optimists also have less cortisol(stress hormone) and more serotonin (mood-boosting neurotransmitter) flowing through their systems.
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The article is taken from a book the author wrote called The Joy Plan, which according to her website came about because, “As a mother, a wife, and a businesswoman, I always had a plan.” But when the business she co-founded collapsed, she found herself “crushed by depression.” Determined to turn her life around and put her ingrained habits of stress and anxiety behind her, Kaia decided to put everything else on hold and dedicate 30 days to the singular pursuit of joy. The results were astonishing and formed the basis for the book.
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