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Encouraging Optimism in Children: Every child feels disappointed or discouraged sometimes, but getting past those moments requires at least a glimmer of optimism. Some kids have a harder time mustering optimism than others.
What Leading with Optimism Really Looks Like: [Harvard Business Review] Even in the face of dire circumstances, you can create a positive mindset at your company — one that will help your people and your customers. When is the best time to start talking about positivity at work? Maybe right now.
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life: [Good Reads] Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I — give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.
Why Some People are More Optimistic than Others: [Washington Post] When good things happen, optimists may take credit for doing a good job. When bad things happen, they may blame chance. Optimists have convinced themselves that even the worst in life has a silver lining.
How Can Every Situation You Face Serve You?: [Lina Ashar] Optimism can also be beneficial for our health. Complaining affects our energy, mood, brain activity and stress levels. Every time we complain, our bodies release cortisol, which is a stress hormone, and a prolonged release of this hormone can raise our blood pressure as well as weaken our immune system.
How to Be Happy Every Day: It Will Change the World: [Ted Talk] Researchers from all over the world have been studying the science and physiology of giving for decades. They’ve discovered giving makes you happy, makes you high, is our bodies natural “Fountain of Youth” and reduces stress.