The Optimism Challenge, Part 2

 

Becoming pessimistic after trauma is understandable.  Trauma tends to test every resource, and can result in clinical depression, anxiety and a general feeling of being unsafe.  Pessimism becomes a protective measure that buffers vulnerability.

But like any defense mechanism used excessively, negative attitudes tend to impede us from attaining what we want most.  Fortunately, optimism can be learned and replace pessimism. Continue reading