Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Do you often expect bad
things to happen?

Are you in a bad mood or unhappy? Don’t worry.
There are easy ways to beat a bad mood or even a bad day. Good moods or a peppy personality is not just a disposition you are born with or without. And, you’re not doomed to stay unhappy the rest of your life. Your level of happiness is a learned skill. It’s easy to learn. Anyone can learn to bust a bad mood or look at the world through more optimistic eyes. Here is the first step for you to do.

Here is the first technique to practice:

1. De-tox Your Mind

To get rid of negative or intruding bad thoughts remember this “Rule of Optimism”: You can only keep one thought in your mind at a time. You can focus your thoughts on either pessimistic or optimistic thoughts. It’s your choice. Pessimistic people focus on gloomy thoughts of how they could fall down and not get up. They expect the worst to happen. Optimistic people expect the best. So, houseclean your head.

This week, when setbacks or problems pop-up, immediately focus on finding a solution.
Switch your focus on finding a solution every time you worry or face a problem.
Periodically during the day notice what your thoughts are focused on and see what you find.
Practice this for a few weeks and observe what happens in your daily life.

Pessimistic people focus on complaining,
but happy + optimistic people focus on solutions.

More tips and techniques to come.
In the meantime, for more information on happiness and optimism, please see our book, SPONTANEOUS OPTIMISM: Proven Strategies for Health, Prosperity & Happiness.

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