Optimists are more likely to live past 85 years old. But there’s a bright side for pessimists: Whether you are optimistic or pessimistic is not a fixed, lifelong trait. It is a mental habit that you can change.
That can be hard. Mental habits are like ruts in a muddy road. At first, a fresh rut in the mud is squishy and malleable. It can be altered, smoothed out, or re-routed. But, it gets driven over again and again. The hot sun bakes it day after day. Eventually, the ruts deepen and harden. It feels impossible to change course.
Perhaps you remember a time when you were more positive. And then life intervened: health challenges, family stressors, financial worries, a traumatic event, or a grinding professional life. Or several of these circumstances all at once. Over time, these circumstances cause us to wear deep ruts of stress and pessimism, where we start to forget what it’s like to feel happy, positive, and enthusiastic.
Is that where you are today? You can get out of that rut. You can access a more positive mentality – and reap the benefits in your health and happiness.
Give yourself a gift: Find a guide out of that rut. Start down a new path. Sharon Burch in our clinic specializes in this kind of mental transformation, and she has many tools for you to utilize. She is a highly-trained and experienced Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach. Together, you can discover what works for you – what brings more sunshine into your life, what brightens your outlook, what adds bounce to your step.
Call, text, or email us today to start your journey down a new path and learn what we can offer. Don’t let the optimists have all the fun.