Thanks to a recent session, I was tagged as “Relentlessly Optimistic” I was so delighted by this notion, I thought it worthy of a blog post.
Are you a pessimist or optimist? During this very difficult time in the world, learning optimism will help you cope. If you find yourself becoming sad, lonely, and pessimistic about the current circumstances with the quarantine due to the virus. Martin Seligman, Ph.D. published a book called: Learned Optimism. If you find yourself being negative, depressed about what is happening in the world, this book may help you get started on changing your perspective on life. Optimistic people live longer, are healthier, happier and have a better quality of life. A Harvard study shows that optimistic women live longer. Optimism is a potent drug. A study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published Dec. 7 in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that women who have a positive outlook have a much lower risk of dying from serious illnesses, especially cardiovascular diseases. Changing the lens you use to view life is possible. Coaching, therapy or hanging around positive and optimistic people is a great way to get started. Link to the study. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/new-evidence-that-optimists-live-longer/
Marina London has developed a Wellness. Stream on the Gnowbe a mobile instructional design platform to help your customized program to help you find how to help you be positive, use mindfulness, find your inner optimism and engage in self-care. This program may be very helpful in assisting you in thoughtful ways to manage the stress of COVID, being alone and anxious about the future. If you would like to explore the different programs available for your individualized learning, go to our website. www.impactconsulting.health.