When you look at your healthy green drink or glass of water, do you see it as half empty or half full? We all have varying degrees of optimism and pessimism, joy and sadness, and psychologists acknowledge that is normal and ok. It’s which of these emotions we call on in times of stress that can affect our mental and physical health. But training ourselves to focus on the positive, especially during times of stress, can improve emotional and physical well-being, as well as productivity.
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