Change is constant, but upheaval can be overwhelming and exhausting. Depending on where you live, you’re at least 10 weeks into quarantine. That means most of us are well into life and work disrupted.
Wherever you are on the disruption continuum and regardless of how it’s related stress is playing out in your life, it’s important to monitor your emotional and psychological wellbeing. In times of change and disruption, looking on the bright side of life is good for your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Even if at times you feel hopeless and exhausted, studies indicate the brain, with optimistic habits and thoughts, can rewire for optimism.
Shawn Achor, CEO of Goodthink Inc, has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. So while injecting optimism into your daily life will make you happier, it can also make you work smarter, be more creative and achieve greater levels of success. Consider it a 2-for-1.