Cultivating a culture of optimism is important for your work life, sure, but is it more important for your personal well-being?
Optimism is very annoying when you’re not the one feeling that way. But cultivating optimism is something to practice – and the more you practice, the more you feel it. A few tips:
- Start your day off right. Whatever right is to you. For me that means a good coffee, walk with the dog, and NOT checking my email right away.
- Hang out with optimistic people. Research shows, much like “you are what you eat”, that you are who you hang out with.
- Ask yourself questions that let you see the optimistic viewpoint. What is one thing that is positive or good about this situation? What is one thing I can learn from this situation? What is one opportunity within this situation?