“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Through the power of the mind we can learn to re-train ourselves to see a more optimistic view of life.
Start by counting 10 long and slow breaths, inhaling and exhaling through the nose with the mouth closed.
Begin to examine your current levels of optimism and pessimism. How would you rate your perspective on a scale of 1-10?
What could you shift internally to see more optimistic perspective?
Stay here with these thoughts as you listen to your breath.
Continue to go deeper and visualize yourself being optimistic in a challenging situation.
Stay here with a calm breath pattern for 5-10 minutes longer.