Week 6 Discussion Board:
According to the Mayo Clinic, optimism can be described as the belief that good things will happen to you and that negative events are simply temporary setbacks that can be overcome. Your answer to the age-old question is your glass half-empty or half-full can shed light on your tendencies toward optimism or pessimism. Optimistic thinking can be practiced and developed, and is correlated to higher levels of physical and emotional well-being, and the ability to manage stress more effectively.
Please click on the Mayo Clinic web-link located under your Week 6:Required Resources tab and review the material on negative self-talk (filtering, personalizing, polarizing, catastrophizing) and also positive thinking. Next, provide one example of negative self-talk that you have experienced or have observed and then provide one example of positive thinking that can serve to counteract your negative thinking example. Finally watch the Sam Berns Ted Talk (Week 6: Required Resources) and discuss how he incorporated optimism in his life.
Reminder: your initial post should be 200+ words with word count included and two replies to classmates’ postings are also necessary and should be substantial (approximately 100-150 words).