Optimism & Mindset

Articles about the effects of optimism, how to foster optimism and bring more positive emotions in your life as well as the growth mindset to adopt.

Positive Thinking Toolkit

Ultimate Positive Thinking Exercises (+ 3 Great Techniques)

Do you want to learn how to think more positively? Well, here’s some good news. Science suggests that positive thinking is indeed a learnable skill. [...]

Positive Thinking

What Is Positive Thinking? +9 Examples of Positive Thoughts

What does it mean to think positively? Why is thinking positively important? And how do we learn to do it? In this article, we’ll address [...]

What is Psychological Distancing? 4 Helpful Techniques

Have you ever felt so angry that you can’t see straight? Many of us have been in a situation when our emotions prevent us from [...]

delayed gratification exercises

16 Delayed Gratification Exercises, Worksheets, & Activities

Many people worry about humanity’s seeming inability to self-regulate. The ability to have whatever we want in an instant weakens our self-regulation muscles. Most goals [...]


What Is Delayed Gratification? 5 Examples & Definition

Saving for your dream home? Trying to fit into those skinny jeans? Want a lasting, loving relationship? Knowing how to delay pleasure in an effort [...]

Learned Optimism

Learned Optimism: Is Martin Seligman’s Glass Half Full?

Can you learn to have a positive outlook? And if you could, how would that change your life? Learned optimism is a concept from positive [...]

mindset activities tests

11 Mindset Activities and Tests Designed to Nurture Growth

How do you deal with failure? Do you struggle with setbacks or get upset about losing? With the right mindset, it may be possible to [...]

Optimistic Mindset Worksheet

11 Optimism Exercises & Theories (Incl. Learned Optimism)

A popular metaphor to explain optimism is the concept of ”glass half full.” Optimists have a built-in attitude to be hopeful and consider the possibilities [...]

Life orientation test

What is the Life Orientation Test and How To Use It? (LOT-R)

People differ in the degree to which they possess confidence and hope that future events will turn out positively. This attitude is called optimism. Positive [...]

Appreciative Inquiry

How to Apply Appreciative Inquiry: A Visual Guide

Whether in the context of organizations, healthcare, coaching, or in one’s personal life, challenges invariably always surface. The conventional reaction is to coat setbacks in [...]

3 Positive Psychology Tools (PDF)