PERMISSION FOR PESSIMISM
Be positive— a peice of advice we’ve gotten from friends, family and countless self- help books. Considering how it has helped us sail through many a gloomy situation, it’s not bad advice at all. But can one really stay positive all the time? After all everyone feels the inevitable need to cringe, complain and let pessimism triumph from time to time. But if you’ve secretly been wallowing in a cloud of negativity then you may actually have done your health a favour. Research conducted at New York University reveals that those who experience mixed emotions are less inclined to suffer a health decline as opposed to those who only show positive sentiments. So when it comes to your well- being it pays to embrace both the good and the bad.