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Can you teach yourself positivity?

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randomer Fri 15-May-20 21:58:46

I don't know. There are gratitiude journals and all sorts of paraphenalia which promise to help move our mindsets towards being positive.
Do they work? Does anything work?

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rosiethehen Fri 15-May-20 22:06:19

Stoic philosophy is good, and doesn't deny that life can be tough, but enables you to develop a more positive perspective on things.

FlowerArranger Fri 15-May-20 22:14:05

Have you read Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, by Martin E. P Seligman?

It's ages since I read it, but I found it useful, and to this day I'm more likely to view my glass as half full.

picklemewalnuts Fri 15-May-20 22:16:06

I'd say yes. It's a discipline. The daily gratitudes idea is good. Once you start, it becomes easier the more you do it. Look for silver linings.

There's a saying, something like 'what if tomorrow you only had what you said thank you for, today?'.

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