For one, you can learn to trust in your ability to cope with negative events, if and when they happen. The good news is that research shows
that most of the things we worry about will never come to pass. But if something bad does happen, remember that you’ll be better equipped to deal with it if you’re coming from a place of emotional well-being, rather than a state of anxiety and pessimism. You’ll also probably be more open-minded about trying out solutions. (For example, joining a study group or emailing your professor to ask about extra credit opportunities.) Researchers have found that maintaining a more positive mindset actually increases your willingness to implement these kinds of solutions and strategies.