In this positivity podcast, I’m talking ‘optimism’ – not so much the glass is half full kind of optimism – although that’s important. Rather, I’m talking about looking for good things to come. And I’ll share some strategies to help you – and your children, your staff, or your students – to be more optimistic.
For my Ask Dr Justin segment I’m answering a question from a mum who is thinking about leaving her partner, and wants to know if the kids will be ok. It’s a tough one, but I’ve got some ideas that should be helpful.
Plus some announcements, and optimistic inspiration to finish off the podcast.
Optimism is an antidote to depression, and it builds resilience. It gives us something to look forward to. Here are five strategies to develop and optimise optimism that I expand on in the podcast:
- Emphasise “yet”
- Focus on what you can control
- Focus on the end, rather than now
- Learn about mindsets, and our capacity for change
- Avoid the superficial
And the special bonus – talk with people about what they’re looking forward to! Especially the kids
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