How to Think Like an Optimist

Optimists are ignorant of reality. They wear rose-colored glasses. They’re probably skipping around a field somewhere, having a perfect day, because of course they are. Except: They’re not.

Psychologist sss, is known by her clients as the optimism doctor. Meaning she uses evidence-based techniques to help people move toward a better outlook. And she says that it’s not about ignoring the bad in the world or having a string of exceptional days. It’s a process of reorienting the mind toward the positive and cultivating expectations that things will, ultimately, despite everything, turn out okay. And that can have some potent benefits—for our day-to-day disposition, yes, but also for our overall health and well-being.

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