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Change might be gradual or quick, but either way people tend to find it uncomfortable. The real problem is not the change – deep down we all know change is always going on around us – it is acceptance of change. More precisely, it is refusal to accept change.

The process of acceptance, when we come to terms with and adapt to change, is called transition. Transition takes time. It too might be gradual or quick, but it is always takes longer than we’d wish.

Like the weather, we know something will happen. Change happens anyway, we can’t predict what or when so we might as well embrace it, because we certainly can’t prevent it.

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Selective Optimism for Pessimists

optimism for pessimists

There are advantages to optimism that are worth considering, but some people are put off because they don’t want to be disloyal to negativity.

Optimism and pessimism are generally seen as opposites, but that doesn’t mean they are mutually exclusive; learning optimism does not mean abandoning negativity. If that is what turns you on, stick with it.

If you tend towards a pessimistic outlook, how about learning selective optimism? That way you can get the benefits and still be true to your negativity.

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Work-life happiness

There’s life and there’s the job, right? Wrong. Instead of treating work and home as disjointed parts of the same existence, Anna Tims suggests a change in perception rather than a change in circumstances, and so re-infuse our lives with greater purpose and fulfilment. Work is not necessarily the enemy if it is managed correctly, and it can all be achieved without you having to trek through rain forests, climb a mountain or wear sackcloth.

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