Why Being An Optimist Improves Your Life And Your Health

Gotta keep your head up.

Sometimes life is hard. It's inevitable. But being optimistic — seeing the glass half full, if you will — can actually improve your life and your health, research suggests. 

Happify, a website and app that provides science-based activities to promote healthier and happier lifestyles, released an infographic filled with information regarding optimism. The infographic features how-tos to becoming a more optimistic person in your everyday life and the health benefits that come with such a positive outlook.

First up, here are seven reasons why being an optimist is good for you, including benefits to the immune system and mental health.

Now that's sweet:

But what steps can we take towards such an optimistic lifestyle?

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." —Winston Churchill