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How can i have a positive outlook in life and not be be negative about most things?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Rosh
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Smile: You make the choices in your life. Buy books about lifestyle change. Read about inspirational figures. Smile. Really, smile more.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olsonanswered
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Positive psychology: Choosing to have it as a focus, making a commitment to it, and establishing clear objective goals to get there - happiness is not often an articulated goal we consciously identify nor strive for. Savoring the moment, cultivating optimism, preferring flow experiences, engaging your faith, active socialization with many friends, resisting social comparison, exercise, practicing gratitude, forgiving.
Dr. Julia Frank
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Depression: Look into martin seligman's book learned optimism to try to shift your negative outlook.

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