Which way do you look at life?
Dr. Martin Seligman, Ph.D., the father of Positive Psychology, writes in his must read book,Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life:
Hundreds of studies show that pessimists give up more easily and get more easily depressed; whereas, optimists do better in school and in sports and tend to be healthier and in better shape.
If you’re an optimist, chances are that you will stick to your resolutions and NOT find excuses why you’re not able to follow them.
I once had a client who had a considerable weight issue, but proceeded to tell me every reason she couldn’t lose weight. I hear so many people tell me that it’s in their genes to be overweight and that they have slow metabolisms so they’ll never lose weight.
I’ve had many overweight people look at me and say, “Oh, you don’t understand, you’re thin.”
Do you know why I’m thin? Because I’m disciplined and watch what I eat, but not to an extreme. That means that approximately 90% of my diet is whole foods and the remainder is whatever I want: a piece of cake, a scoop of ice cream, a glass of wine.
Sure there are times that I indulge a little more that I should, particularly during times of stress, but that’s precisely why we developed the JOOS Cleanse: to give us a healthy body reboot so that we can get back on track.
According to Dr. Seligman, we can break the “I-give-up” habits and develop a more positive interior dialogue.
So, find a way to stay positive! What helps you keep a positive attitude?