You guys often tell me how positive and optimistic I always seem. It’s a huge compliment for me, because I need to make a big effort to be that way. I am naturally a terrible pessimist with the ability to point out the worst in any situation within seconds. While some people view the world though rose-coloured glasses, I tend to wear black tinted shades.
The fact that I have a natural tendency to think like this, doesn’t mean I have to accept it and learn to live with it. For a few years now I’ve been determined to become an optimist and I think I’m doing pretty well.
Optimists have a smaller chance of developing depression or anxiety, they experience less stress and have a better mental health overall, which can result in better physical health and a longer lifespan.
Today I’m going to share my tips: take off those black shades and don your rose-colourd glasses! This is optimism for pessimists.