3 ways to stay optimistic

A positive attitude has proven to have both productivity and health benefits. However, even with these benefits, glass-half-full thinking isn’t always easy. When we are confronted by threats and negativity on an ongoing basis, our brains can too easily fall victim to pessimism.

Travis Bradberry, president of TalentSmart, says positive thinking is a daily challenge that requires both focus and attention. “You must be intentional about staying positive if you’re going to overcome the brain’s tendency to focus on threats,” he writes. “It won’t happen by accident.”

Bradberry lists three ways to maintain positivity. These include:

  1. Separate fact from fiction. Stop negative self-talk in its tracks by realizing that this kind of talk is usually just thoughts, not facts.


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