I mean that. Yes, there’s plenty of bad news to go around. Bad news multiplies if you’re looking for it.
And we can’t bury our head in the sand and pretend that life doesn’t have its problems and challenges.
But I believe in looking on the bright side and I bet you do, too.
Turns out, that’s a great idea, psychologically speaking.
Because research on optimism — including assuming the best in others — shows looking on the bright side is one of the best ways to experience satisfaction and happiness in life.
If you want to find happiness within yourself, start by looking for the goodness in others.
Make a list of the five people with whom you spend the most time. It could be your spouse or partner, your parents or children, your boss or co-workers, or your friends or neighbours.
Maybe you get on swimmingly with these five people; or, maybe your relationships with them are strained.
Either way, try writing one thing you’re grateful for about each of these five people.
Then, take a moment first thing in the morning and at bedtime to meditate on this list.
At the end of this two-week period, I promise your life will be even more beautiful — and happier — as a result.
Willing to give this a try?
Let me know how you get on.
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
5 x Olympic Skier and presenter of BBC Ski Sunday.
Dare to dream big and Wendy’s THE person to help get you there.
X Factor winner with a long list of sell out tour successes under her belt.
The most exciting thing in the world is getting a chance to tear it all up and start again. Keep all the things you want and throw out everything you don’t. Wendy will help you do just that!
Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.