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Choosing Optimism

October 6, 2020

In these challenging and stressful times, choosing to face the unknowns with an optimistic outlook is essential. However, this is easier said than done.

“Optimism is the expectation that good things will happen—to you, to others, and the world. It is not, however, a Pollyannaish belief that life is all rainbows, unicorns, and heart emoji,” write Laura J. Colker and Derry Koralek.

“Realistic optimism is about the ability to acknowledge problems and still maintain a positive outlook. It is the backbone of resilience. Choosing to be optimistic can be an invaluable tool during this period when resilience is what we need and crave.

“Even if you weren’t born that way (only 25% of us are), you can learn to be optimistic.” Read more