Tag: optimism

Why you must never give up on yourself

Why you must never give up on yourself

  Why you must never give up on yourself Self sabotage is common and I have witnessed many people give up at the first hurdle that comes their way. They flounder when things don’t go according to plan. Don’t be taken in by the idea…

How to be more lucky

How to be more lucky

  How to be more lucky I have often wondered why it is that some people seem to lead much easier and charmed lives compared to others. They seem to be the right place at the right time and have managed to make the most…

12 Positive habits for a better life

12 Positive habits for a better life

  12 Positive habits for a better life I wish there was a fool proof method for a fabulous happy life. There isn’t such a formula but there are definitely some good habits that can increase your chances of a better quality of life: Stop…

Self pity and wallowing

Self pity and wallowing

  Self pity and wallowing Self pity is a normal human reaction to negative events and disappointment in life. In fact, I think it is unhealthy not to allow ourselves a little self pity and sympathy at times. Putting a time limit on self pity…

How to think like an optimist

How to think like an optimist

  How to think like an optimist   Learn to be optimistic using a technique based on Albert Ellis ‘ Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy’. Professor Martin Seligman has elaborated on this in his book ‘Authentic Happiness’. Use the ABCDE method to challemge your thinking and…

Why optimism matters

Why optimism matters

    Why optimism matters More than 100 studies have been conducted to measure the impact of optimism and pessimism on people’s lives. One of the key factors is that pessimism can be very insidious, pervading all parts of people’s lives, causing them to lose…

Believe it’s possible

Believe it’s possible

  Believe it’s possible Are you living the best life possible for you? If not, why not? Many of us have limited horizons and self limiting beliefs that keep us from reaching our full potential.What have you decided is impossible in your life? How resigned…

Thoughts on pessimism and optimism

Thoughts on pessimism and optimism

Thoughts on pessimism and optimism Optimists seem to have it all. Research has shown that optimists tend to enjoy better health, better work and educational outcomes and more successful social relationships. Optimists explain positive life events as having internal stable causes (e.g., “I aced the…

The downside of positive thinking

The downside of positive thinking

The Downside of positive thinking The downside of positive thinking rarely gets mentioned nowadays. A lot has been said about positive thinking, not only on this blog but elsewhere on the web. It’s a mantra that is rife and ubiquitous. The cult of positive thinking…

Gratitude and Mindfulness

Gratitude and Mindfulness

Gratitude and Mindfulness GRATITUDE There are two meta-attitudes that can significantly increase your happiness score. The first is gratitude. The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see. Before you practice gratitude, you…

Things you need to remember

Things you need to remember

Things you need to remember   1) There are many others who feel the same way you do It can often feel as if we are unique and so alone when experiencing fear, vulnerability or rejection. There are many emotions and situations that can leave us…

Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Journal

  A gratitude journal is a clever way to train ourselves to be more positive. When we ‘prime’ ourselves with what is good in our lives, it can instantly boost our mood. Life can be tough, messy and unkind and it takes effort to seek…