Optimism is an attitude reflecting a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavor, or outcomes in general, will be positive, favorable, and desirable.

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Optimism wards off procrastination

Optimism wards off procrastination - EurekAlert

Aging With Optimism: Yale Study Links Positive Attitudes to Cognitive Restoration

Research on a sample of 153 opposite-sex couples showed that the absence of pessimism, but not the presence of optimism, was associated with better physical health at baseline and over time.

Low cognition associated with increased optimism

Ninth asteroid added to Lucy mission; optimism grows on solar array issue

Research finds that a younger subjective age compared to actual age is associated with better mental/physical health, and is positively associated with measures of presence of meaning in life, successful aging, optimism, personal mastery, resilience, curiosity, hope, and social support.

High optimism linked with longer life and living past 90 in women across racial, ethnic groups

Optimism may promote emotional well-being by limiting how often one experiences stressful situations

A study of adults older than 50 (n = 21k) found: greater purpose in life, positive emotions, optimism, social support, and life satisfaction predicted lower mortality (1 SD increase in most measures of psychological well-being was linked with a 2–4 year increase in life expectancy at 50).

NASA’s OPTIMISM – Upgraded Perseverance Mars Rover Twin – Begins Terrain Tests