Being optimistic is often wrongfully seen as being unrealistic. In truth, having an optimistic perspective can create joy and even increase the likelihood that you achieve your goals. Being optimistic is not about ignoring the negative aspects of live completely; instead, an optimistic person chooses to spend more time focusing on the positive than the negative.
The resources on this page can help you identify, label, and shift your negative thoughts and emotions to positive ones helping you become more optimistic.
This worksheet defines nine narratives we often experience. Use this tool to help you to identify negative thoughts and learn ways to practice shifting those to be more positive.