It’s not too late to change your outlook. Research on neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change, reveals that you can rewire your brain even in adulthood. And there are lots of reasons to adopt a more positive outlook. It boosts your immunity. It reduces anxiety. It promotes happiness and more success in life. It protects you from health problems. Challenge yourself this month to start looking on the bright side.
Gratitude, which is an appreciation of what is meaningful and valuable to you, fosters positive feelings and well-being.
“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
– Germany Kent,
author of The Hope Handbook
Play is rewarding, fosters empathy and generates optimism.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.”
– George Bernard Shaw,
It’s that little voice in your head that knocks you down and makes you doubt yourself. Over time, you start to believe all of the negative self-talk if you don’t break the cycle.
“What you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down.”
It’s tough to be positive when you’re stressed out.
“Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.”
–Doe Zantamata, author of the Happiness in Your Life book series