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Are you a glass-half-empty kind of person?
When someone pays you a compliment, you got everything on your list done for the day early, or finally accomplished something you’ve really been working hard for...do you focus on what’s next instead of taking a moment to appreciate what went well?
If something just awful—or even simply irritating—happens, do you blame yourself? Do you extend it past the single event and onto the rest of your life?
If something goes wrong in the morning…perhaps you got a flat tire or spilled coffee on your work outfit and had to run home to change. Do you automatically assume that the day is shot and you might as well pack it up and go back to bed?
Do you see everything in black and white or as good and bad—with no middle ground? Do you think you must be absolutely perfect, otherwise you’re just complete rubbish?
If any of that sounds remotely familiar, then there’s a high probability you swing toward pessimism—the polar opposite of optimism, which is commonly defined as the tendency to think that good things will happen in the future. Being an optimist means you’re cheerful, grateful and purpose-filled, and you tend to:
The benefits of optimism—and staying positive—are countless and include lower stress levels, improved coping skills, higher energy levels, increased resilience, increased creativity, improved well-being, reduced pain, decreased depression, reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, increased health span and better quality of life to name a few.
You need to put a little work into transforming your pessimistic thoughts into optimism. Here’s some helpful tips:
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Hi, I'm Ralph Gregore Masalihit!
An RFP Graduate (Registered Financial Planner Institute - Philippines).
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