Archive for 'optimism'
Posted on 23. Sep, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Optimism is a way of thinking about the world. It is a great way of coping with life’s difficulties and challenges. Fortunately it is something we can all learn at any stage of life. However teaching it to your children now means they will see immediate benefits and it is something they can take into [...]
Posted on 27. Oct, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
It is possible to develop since it is a mind-state and our thought patterns can be dramatically altered if we work hard enough at it. Hopefully the following ideas will help. Watch your thinking. Try not to think in terms of always or never. For example: missing the bus and saying to yourself: “this always [...]
Posted on 27. Aug, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
What is optimism? Optimism is a concept closely related to happiness. It is about not giving up when the going gets tough. Yet when the going is good, having optimism means you expect the good to continue. It is about having hope and always believing things will improve. Being an optimist puts you in a [...]
Posted on 09. Dec, 2007 by Julia Barnard.
Tell a pessimist their life is about to change and they will assume it is for the worst. Tell them it will be for the better and they will say it won’t last. Ask them why and they will tell you that someone will take it away from them. It is this mindset that characterises [...]