Some view optimism as shallow, naive or unrealistic, but a simple experiment* proves otherwise. Focusing on what’s wrong lowers your energy and torpedoes your mood. On the other hand, looking for what’s right uplifts your energy and stimulates creativity, which helps address anything that needs optimizing. Some are optimistic by nature, but anyone can learn to look for the upside. Making this basic shift is worth the effort because being an optimist…

Just feels better.

*Make a list of your good qualities and notice how you feel. Then make a list of characteristics you’d like to improve and notice how you feel.