Are you glass half-empty or a glass half-full type of person? It comes down to how you see life in general – and this can affect your everyday decisions, as well as have an impact on your health.
According to various sources, having a sunny disposition without letting too much bother you can help you recover from illnesses faster, as well as help you avoid getting them in the first place. However, how does one become an optimist? It’s not easy, but let’s explore six ways…
1. Write Down Negative Thoughts
According to Psychology Today, recording your negative thoughts is one way of clearing them out of your head. The source suggests writing the thought in one column, then trying to back it up with evidence in a column next to it, with another column containing evidence against the thought.
It doesn’t sound that easy, and it may not be. The source notes you’ll probably have a much easier time backing up the negative thought at first, but over time you’ll be able to find more ways to refute the negative thought with more ease.