I am, by nature, a glass half empty person . If I think the worst, I’m tempting fate; if I’m quietly confident, then catastrophe is inevitable.
Or that’s what it feels like sometimes.
Fortunately, positive thinking can be acquired.
Like any bad habit, you can re-wire your head if you practice something enough.
And why – you may be asking – is positive thinking so important? Aren’t there enough sickly sweet eternal optimists out there already? Isn’t a touch of realism an asset?
I don’t think I’ll ever find a pair of rose-tinted glasses that totally fits and I’m not attempting a complete reformation – but, I think that life would be a little easier if my outlook was a touch sunnier. I think that my eating disorder would be a little less likely to rear it’s nasty little head again if I didn’t always think the worst.