Optimists are healthier, happier and enjoy life at a much higher level than pessimists. If that doesn’t convince you to become an optimist, perhaps this will: Optimists earn over three times the income than of pessimists.
If you tend to battle depression and/or anxiety, it is absolutely crucial that you become an optimistic person. Learning to be optimistic means that you have to get in the habit of thinking with a positive attitude. If you are pessimistic, it is because you have gotten into the habit of thinking in a negative framework. Dr. Seligman and others believe that nature has equipped humans with an optimistic attitude. Optimism is what fuels human growth and development. The first step is to take personal responsibility for your own positive mental state, your life, your current situation, and your health. The next step is taking action to make the changes you desire. Some of the natural anti-anxiety and anti-depressants, especially InsideOut Quieting Formula™ can be used as a temporary crutch to improve your mood while your brain is being reprogrammed for optimism.
To help you become more optimistic, here is a tip: Become a Student of Optimism
One of the best ways to learn how to be more optimistic is to study optimism. The best way to become an expert in optimism is to read books that provide “blueprints” for optimism. In addition to Dr. Seligman’s book, Learned Optimism, you can review the books below that I have found extremely helpful in my own life, as well as in the lives of some of my clients:
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey (Simon and Schuster, 1989)
- Bringing out the Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis (Augsberg, 1985)
- Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins (Simon and Schuster, 1991)
- Sound Mind, Sound Body by Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier (Simon and Schuster, 1991)
- See You at the Top by Zig Zigler (Pelican Publishing, 1975)
I would recommend that you listen to motivational and/or relaxation tapes on a regular basis like The Warrior Within: Relaxation Meditation. You can find this CD in the list of our store of Stress Relief Products. Enjoy!