We all struggle to see the glass half-full sometimes, especially when it can be so much easier to see it half-empty. Instead of waiting to feel optimistic about certain situations, create it for yourself, and train your brain to see the opportunities in life instead of wallowing. The article, “Train Your Brain to Be Optimistic,” by Geoffrey James lends a game-plan to becoming more optimistic. The steps include…
1. Write down your rules as they are now
2. Reflect on the results from those rules
3. Draft NEW rules
4. Get rid of the old ones
5. Put your new rule list in a highly visible area
By following the above steps, your outlook will surely become more positive, resulting in a healthier, happier you!
Visit the article for more in-depth information on writing and analyzing your rules, as well as the benefits that will come from each step.