One of the many keys to good mental health is keeping a positive outlook on life. This is important, in that many of us tend to filter out the good things that happen to us, and focus on the bad... One way to counter this habit is to practice focusing on the things that you are grateful for. My favorite way of doing this is making a Gratitude List. Here is mine for today...
By the way, some of you may be thinking that being negative is being realistic... Sorry folks, but it is not. And actually, always being positive is not realistic either. The goal should be to find some sort of balance. And since most of us tend toward the negative, then exercising your positivity muscles might be a great way to find what is real.
Just a Thought... #CarryOn
About the Author...
I'm an African American man with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I'm married. I am a professor, a clinician, a social justice advocate, a multicultural competence trainer, a dog owner, an ex-professional photographer (i.e., people paid me, lol), and a self proclaimed nerd, who loves Sci-Fi, Anime, Zombie fiction, cooking shows, character studies, anti-heroes, and telling people about things that I like...
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