3. grow Your group.
In one study, people who increased the size of their social network over a decade had gains in optimism too. It may be that the more friends you have, the more you’re able to envision a positive future, says Segerstrom. Let people know you’re in the market for new buds, and ask current besties to play matchmaker, suggests Rachel Bertsche, author of MWF Seeking BFF. Cosmopolitan