“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” – Harry S. Truman
It has been proven that optimists are much more affective at engaging problem solving skills than their pessimistic counterparts.
Love, happiness, optimism, humor, laughter, kindness, openness, calm, friendship….. add as many positive emotions as you can to your life. No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things seem you should know that the brain operates at its highest levels when it has been infused with optimism.
When you infuse the positive emotions into your life you feed your brain in ways you may not even be aware of. Susan Reynolds, author of “Prime Your Gray Cells,” says that, “feeling pleasure can be so stimulating for your brain that it is primed to respond to pleasure in a way that reinforces pleasure.” What this means is that YOU have the choice to create a positive feedback loop in your brain. “Other than being much more fun to be around,” she continues, “being happy:
- stimulates the growth of nerve connections
- improves cognition by increasing mental productivity
- improves your ability to analyze and think
- increases attentiveness
- leads to more happy thoughts”
How do YOU want to spend your time? Choose carefully, because you’re choosing the fuel you provide to your brain to be able to solve your problems and build on your successes.
Triffany Hammond is a Trauma & Illness Recovery Coach: Life Coach for people who feel no one understands.
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And yes…I capitalize words like Love, Self and Happiness because they just feel that important to me.