One of the simplest and effective ways to train your brain to be more optimistic is to practice the "Best Possible Self" method. This method encourages people to make time and imagine themselves in the future wherein they have achieved all of their life goals with no worries.
This technique also involves the practice of journaling, thus, writing down a future day in you're accomplished future life for 10 minutes for 8 weeks will foster a positive engagement with yourself and a sense of optimism.
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An optimistic outlook appears to be a kep part of healthy lifestyles. Those who find glasses as half full tend to be happier, healthier, and wealthier people.
A recent study came out suggesting that longevity and optimism is interconnected with each other. Therefore pushing forward that while promoting healthy and resilient ageing by eating healthily and exercising, we must also then promote taking good care of our mental well-being and cultivating psychosocial assets.
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
Explanatory style is a psychological attribute that indicates how people explain themselves why they experience a certain event, whether positvely or negatively.
Optimists see obstacles as temporary and opportunities for good things to happen in the future and to establish a better foundation for resiliency, while pessimists see otherwise. People with an optimistic outlook are likely to form social connections because they see the good in people hence building better relationships with others.
The tendency to over-expect the probability of good things happening while negating the likelihood of anything bad happening is a common human trait.
Studies consistently show that a large majority of the population (about 80% according to most estimates) display an overly optimistic outlook.
This is a concept that suggests that we can always change our attitude and behaviour, be aware of our thoughts and stop our negative self-talk.
Learned Optimism is a positive psychology concept, and is the opposite of Learned Helplessness, which states delves into people who believe they are incapable of changing their circumstances after repeated exposure to stressful and negative events.