Optimism can help us get through bad days.
If you are having a bad day (or even a bad month), remind yourself that the best is yet to come. Preoccupation with your problems, no matter how serious, compounds them and imprisons you in a dark dungeon. There is no lock on the dungeon you just have to muster the will and optimism to walk out.
Being positive and optimistic doesn’t make your problems go away but it opens up your life to experiences beyond your problems. Tell yourself every day that the best days can still be ahead of you. While at first, it will seem like a hollow mantra, if you begin to think of it as a life strategy it will become so. And if you can’t quite reach the “best” you most certainly will get to better. And that’s a very good thing.
By Michael Josephson, CHARACTER COUNTS! founder