Is the Cup Half Empty or Half Full?

Angie SzumlinskiStudies

Okay so we all know those family members and friends who are always doom and gloom right? The cup is half empty syndrome! Well it may be the perfect time to talk to them about the most recent study that identifies pessimism as not only a bummer but may also contribute to a decrease in cognitive function! Not only that but there is current research looking into the benefits of your “partners” optimism impacting your cognitive functioning.

In a recent study conducted at the University of Michigan it was identified that participants’ own optimism and their partner’s optimism were both positively associated with cognitive functioning in older adulthood. These findings are consistent with accumulating evidence on the benefits of optimism and close relationships for health and well-being across the lifespan. What have we got to lose? Let’s take a look at how we are personally presenting ourselves to the world and determine if maybe, just maybe a little more optimism might improve our quality of life as well as those we love! The link to this article is below: